Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Southern Superstitions by B.J. Robinson

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 Southern Superstitions by B.J. Robinson

Back Cover Blurb

Southern Superstitions by B. J. Robinson released January 15, 2012, from Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc., a sweet Christian romantic suspense novel set in Louisiana.

Prayer versus Southern superstitions when a woman’s husband mysteriously disappears in the swamp on a deer-hunting trip. As steamy as the hot, thick, sticky heat of Louisiana, this page-turner will keep readers in suspense, as the author spins a tale of love, loss, superstition, pain, heartache, and faith in God. Reviewer Kathy Boswell says, “Very good! She never gives up hope that Andy will return to her someday. She puts it all in God’s hands like she’s done every crisis in her life. She knows He will take care of this for her.” God and the power of prayer versus Southern superstitions. Through belief, faith, hard work, the power of prayer, and God’s help, this powerful, moving story is a thought-provoking Christian romantic suspense about a young couple who fall in love, but have to change her mother’s mind in more ways than one, if their relationship is to survive. Can Andy convince June there’s more to their relationship than friends? Will he win the approval of Mrs. Myrtle, her mother, and can love survive strawberry season and an April flood? Will June be able to give Andy a child?

Favorite sentences: it was faith in God that would bring her husband home. Even a lucky penny or dime declared, “In God we trust.”

Author Shawna K. Williams endorses Southern Superstitions  by B. J. Robinson. She says, “Southern Superstitions  is an inspirational story that’s full of personality, as well as intricacy in the way it explores the complexities of family and the conflict between faith and luck. Barbara does a great job at pulling together the deeply rooted superstitions of the South and entwining them into a suspenseful tale of faith, romance and endurance. I especially enjoyed the setting and culture of the deep South.”

Southern Superstitions by B.J. Robinson
EXCERPT

Rod joined the search party to help investigate his dad’s disappearance. It’d disbanded at nightfall and picked up the search again at daybreak, but they’d found no sign of his dad. Rod guided a canoe deep into the marshes and swamps. He’d hunted with his father many times in these wetlands so he knew where to check. No word or sign of his father made the cold, Christmas season stab like an ice pick, and his heart ached for his mother, left alone.

He slid the canoe through a wall of cypress trees, deeper and deeper into the heart of the swamp. He figured his father headed for the hills. White cranes flew from the cypress limbs. The canoe hit a cypress knee, and Rod gently eased it around a few more. The way they stuck out of the shallow water, like protruding nubs, they reminded him of his grandmother’s warning finger wagging in his face. They could tear a hole in the bottom of a boat. Thank God my boat survived the lick. Maybe that’s what happened to Dad.

Finally, after twelve hours of searching, Rod spotted his dad’s pirogue on the side of the hill, where they’d hunted the previous year. He tied his canoe to a tree limb. “Dad!” He raced to the dome tent and unzipped the door. “Dad?” The tent looked as if his dad made camp, but hadn’t yet used it. The sleeping bag was still rolled up in a corner. The butt of his dad’s 30-30 stuck out from under a sleeping bag. The supplies were still there. Outside, there was no sign of a campfire. It looked as though he never got to hunt. There was no sign of him. Where was he?

Rod picked up the rifle and carried it back to his canoe. He left the other items in case his dad returned looking for them.

They searched until dark. Rod dreaded giving his mother the disappointing news. She’d worry even more, because the pirogue was in perfect condition and so was the tent. No leaking pirogue kept him from coming home. The campsite looked peaceful and serene, not like anything bad had happened, but still there was no sign of his father.

Mom’s on pins and needles, yet she clings to her faith and trust in God. I hear her faithfully pray for Dad’s safe return. Maybe she won’t fall apart when she hears the news but oh, how I dread having to tell her.

  Meet B.J. Robinson, Author….

B. J. Robinson is a multi-published, award-winning author of two Christian romantic suspense novels, Southern Superstitions and Last Resort. She makes her home in Florida with her husband and pets, blessed with children, grandchildren, and faith. She’s an avid reader and passionate writer. Visit her at http://barbarajrobinson.blogspot.com.Visit her author page at http://stores.desertbreezepublishing.com/-strse-template/BJRobinson/Page.bok.

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FMI about B.J. Robinson & her books:
Now Available! SOUTHERN SUPERSTITIONS by B.J. Robinson
Publisher’s link where you may purchase a PDF file to read on your laptop or computer, or an ePub file:
                                 http://stores.desertbreezepublishing.com/-strse-249/Southern-Superstition-BJ-Robinson/Detail.bok

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**SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: B.J. will give away one PDF (downloadable to Kindle or Nook)  of SOUTHERN SUPERSTITIONS to one lucky reader who comments!  Winner will be randomly selected and announced at 12:00 PM (Noon) MDT on Friday!  Thanks, B.J., for sharing your stories with us!

 

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2 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Southern Superstitions by B.J. Robinson

  1. Karen Cote says:

    Trying to catch up from behind but every time I see a posting from Karen, I just know the content is going to be too valuable to miss. She never disappoints.

    First of all, love the cover! Southern Superstitions sounds fabulous especially as it contains my favorite subject in the whole-wide-world. God and Faith.

    Bless you my dear friend for serving in this way. I just bought it on Kindle – thank you.

  2. Karen Docter says:

    Thanks for stopping in, Karen! I’m thrilled you found another talented author to add to your collection. 🙂

    Happy readiing!

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