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Friday, October 26, 2012

Win an autographed copy of The Secret Within by Lila Dawn


The Secret Within

By Lila Dawn

  • Fiction
  • my rating is 4 out of 5 stars
  • ISBN: 978-1-4259-9452-5

                Two best friends, enjoying becoming closer friends, trusting each other and talking about everything. Nicholas and Lexi have spent the last year building a great foundation for their relationship.
They never would imagine anything could go wrong. For Lexi's birthday, Nicholas plans a hiking trip in the woods, and a trip to meet his mother with whom he has a rocky relationship, to say the least.
The day starts out great, with the weather perfect for hiking and  a great picnic lunch with conversation about upcoming events and plans. On the trail back to the car something happens that changes everything. Lexi falls, leaving her injured. As Nicholas desperately searches for help, the unimaginable happens, Lexi goes missing. What has happened to her? Where could she have gone? These are just a couple of the questions you will wonder about as you go through this experience with both of their families.
                 As the day goes on and things begin to unfold, you see that lives are intertwined in very unusual ways. This is an honest story of a year in Nicholas's life and how he handles the stress of his best friend gone from his life. You feel his guilt and sadness as he struggles to find a reason for what's happening and what he finds in the process.  It's a story of love, trust and life.

             This is a great story. It's easy and straightforward writing helps you gain a connection with each of the characters right from the start. Each character is carefully created in a unique and realistic way. You get a sense of emotion as you realize the relationships between characters and how they relate to each others storyline. 
            I recommend this book to anyone looking for a refreshing read, with great characters, and a little suspense and drama mixed in.  You learn a lot about yourself and how you might handle life situations would they arise in your own life. 
           The way Lila Dawn brings real life into the story, along with creative circumstances, you are
sure to enjoy this book.

It's giveaway time! Enter to win an autographed copy of this book! You must be 18 yrs old to enter and be a  lower US resident. There is one (1) winner. Giveaway is open from Oct 27 2012 thru Nov 17 2012.  This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook.

a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation for this review. The opinions in this blog are my own.


  1. Hi Sara,

    I found you through the Fiction Addiction Fix site. I am running a Meet & Greet feature at my site and I'd love to include you. If you are interested, please e-mail me with your e-mail address. Hugs and good luck in the blogosphere!

    dianemestrella at gmail dot com

  2. I would love to win a paperback copy of Lila Dawn's new book 'The Secret Within'........I have also shared on facebook and twitter..........babyruthmac16ATyahooDOTcom

  3. This sounds like a wonderful book and I would love to win a copy to read. I haven't read any of Lila Dawn's book so I am excited to meet a new author
    Blessings....Joy Hannabass

    1. This is her first book! I'm already looking forward to the next one!

  4. Great review. The house on the cover looks like mine.

  5. My favorite genre is historical fiction, then cozy mysteries. Thank you for the chance to win

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

  6. This is not an author I am familiar with, but I still love to read just about every genre. I found you through the Lovin' the Weekend blog hop, but I will have to keep checking back for the awesome giveaways!

  7. Cassandra, it's her first book. I have 2 other giveaways coming up in the next couple months so I hope you visit often:)


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