Welcome to the Blog Tour for Like Honey for the Bones by Brandy Heineman, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
About the Book
Title: Like Honey for the Bones
Author: Brandy Heineman
Publisher: Independently Published
Release Date: July 24, 2023
Genre: Christian Split-time Romantic Mystery
TWO HEARTS BROKEN ALONG THE SAME JAGGED EDGE MAKE A GRISLY DISCOVERY DEEP IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY
Present Day. Solveig Borja fled Virginia to escape the guilt of one reckless night, and once she settles the family estate, she’s Norway-bound and never looking back. Meanwhile, Kyle Benton has come seeking asylum from past sins—which Solveig shatters even as their hopeless romance blooms. But when they discover a skeleton at Rice Caverns, its century-old mystery holds startling links to the here-and-now.
1919. The Great War is won. Gussie Rice longs for her beau’s return from France, until she learns he’s confined at a stateside hospital and her closest confidant is part of the secret. Her bid for love sparks a confrontation that ricochets through time…
Bad blood and escalating threats swirl around Solveig, and Kyle’s new life proves no haven from the old with his brother’s killer trolling the shadows. As the past rears up, the cavern’s hidden places beckon with power to light their hope or to swallow them in utter darkness.
In My Opinion
When I first started reading Like Honey for the Bones by Brandy Heineman, I wasn’t sure what expect. What I found was the story of two broken people, a present-day mystery as well as one from the past, and two couples I was rooting for.
The start of the book is heavy and a little confusing, but I hung in because of all the little hints about Solveig’s (pronounces Sol-vay) and Kyle’s pasts. Once I hit the historical story, I was even more hooked with the questions and mysteries surrounding these two stories.
Heineman doesn’t sugar coat the repercussions to choices we make, but her characters also discover God’s mercy in making them new creations. Yes, they revert to their former selves—some more often than others—but that just showed how big God’s grace and mercy are every single day.
Categorizing Like Honey for the Bones into one genre is difficult. This story is part romance, part literary fiction, part mystery, and dual time on top of all of that. And Heineman made everything work together so well, I didn’t mind that there was so much to keep track of. Because she made me care for each of the main characters in this book.
Disclosure statement: I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
About the Author
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(3) winners will win a signed, print copy of Like Honey for the Bones and $25 VISA gift card!
Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight July 24, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on July 31, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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