Tuesday, February 11, 2014

SADIE'S SECRET - Kathleen Y'Barbo - One Free Book

Readers, Kathleen Y'barbo Turner is a very special friend. We've prayed each other through both good times and hard times.

Welcome, Kathleen. Do you have a favorite genre to write? If so, what is it?
Fiction, of course! More specifically, I love writing both historical and contemporary romance, especially if there’s a touch of steampunk in the historicals and something Southern in the contemporaries.

If you didn’t live in the part of the country where you do, where would you live?
I would live at a beach somewhere warm. Of course, that assumes that our children and grandchildren would live nearby. So maybe I should say I would live on a beach near an airport and not too far from a bank where our lottery winnings are on deposit (to pay for those plane tickets)—LOL!

What foreign country would you like to visit and why?
I want to go back to London to see my son who lives there and then have the time to travel around Great Britain to see all the wonderful sites and visit the locations where my family is from. Side trips to Italy and France would, of course, be on the agenda.

I have family roots in Ireland, England, Norway, and Sweden, so I’d love to visit Europe, too. Describe what you think would be the most romantic vacation you could take.
I’ve already taken it and while I won’t share the details, I will say that it involved Hawaii, an elopement, and a two-week stay at the officers’ quarters at Joint Base Pearl Harbor.

I remember the first pictures you sent me from there. Where would you like to set a story that you haven’t done yet?
Occasionally I toy with the idea of writing about the area where I was born, Jefferson County, on the Texas Gulf Coast.

What is the main theme of this novel?
Sadie’s Secrets is a story of redemption, although that comes in different forms to each of the main characters. I’ll have to let you read it to see what I mean. :D

I can hardly wait. My copy hasn’t arrived yet. Tell us about the story.
From bestselling author Kathleen Y’Barbo comes Sadie’s Secret, the third book in The Secret Lives of Will Tucker series, captures the romance of the South mingled with adventure and laced with secret identities and hidden agendas.

Louisiana, 1890—Sarah Louise “Sadie” Callum is a master of disguise, mostly due to her training as a Pinkerton agent but also from evading overprotective brothers as she grew up. When she takes on a new assignment with international connections, she has no idea her new cover will lead her on the adventure of a lifetime.

Undercover agent William Jefferson Tucker is not looking for marriage—pretend or otherwise—but his past is a secret, his twin brother has stolen his present, and his future is in the hands of the lovely Sadie Callum. Without her connections to the world of upper-crust New Orleans, Jefferson might never find a way to clear his name and solve the art forgery case that has eluded him for years.

Only God can help these two secret agents find a way to solve their case and uncover the truth about what is going on in their hearts.

Please give us the first page of the book.
May 10, 1889
Louisiana State Penitentiary
Angola, Louisiana
Detective William Jefferson Tucker of the Criminal Investigations Division, London Metropolitan Police, stepped across the threshold of the sewer pit known as the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola with one purpose in mind. To see his brother, also named William.

William John Tucker.

His twin. His polar opposite.

With his first order of business being an explanation of exactly what John had done this time, he turned toward Major Samuel James’ office. When in doubt, go to the top, that was his motto. And Major James was the top dog around here.

“Hold on there,” someone called. Jefferson turned to see a uniformed guard coming toward him, one hand on his holster and the other pointing in his direction.

“Just paying a visit to the warden,” he said with all the charm his mama had taught him. Nothing to get upset about.”

“We’ll just see about that,” the guard said as he nodded toward the other end of the dimly lit hall. “Just come on back here and sign in, and then we will see if the warden’s interested in visiting today.”

Shaking his head, Jefferson tried not to show amusement at the man’s pompous behavior. While he had seen the other side of a jail cell on many occasions, it had always been in the position of arresting officer and not prison guard. To spend day after day in this place would cause anyone to own an ill temper.

If you want to read more, Harvest House Publishers has posted the entire first chapter on their website. The link to the site can be found here: http://harvesthousepublishers.com/book/sadies-secret-2014/

How can readers find you on the Internet?
I’m active on Facebook and Twitter, so head over to my website at www.kathleenybarbo.com to find links to both my Twitter and Facebook pages. Also, there is a link to email me directly or sign up for my newsletter.

Thank you, Kathleen, for sharing this new book with us.

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Sadie's Secrets - Christianbook.com
Sadie's Secret (The Secret Lives of Will Tucker) - Amazon
Sadie's Secret: 3 (The Secret Lives of Will Tucker) - Kindle

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Anonymous said...

I would love to win. Angela from KY.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book!! thanks for the giveaway!!!
Sydney Harrries

Emma said...

Sadie’s Secret sounds wonderful. Please enter me in contest. Thank you for the opportunity to win.I enjoy reading your books.Have a wonderful week.PA.

Kathleen Y'Barbo said...

Thank you for hosting me today, Lena! I'm always thrilled to be here. Readers, while you're waiting to see who wins a copy of Sadie's Secret, please consider picking up one of Lena's fabulous novels!

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me!!
Sharon Richmond Bryant

Norma Downing said...

Sounds good!
Norma Downing in VA.

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

It's always a great pleasure to have you on my blog. Thanks for plugging my books, too.

Wanda (A Book Lover's Retreat) said...

I LOVE Millie's Treasure and I really want to read this book! Thank you for the chance!

I'm from south eastern NC.

Wanda Barefoot

Amy K said...

Sadie's Secret sounds like an exciting book! I can't wait to read it! Thanks for doing the interview! I love reading about the authors I read :)

Amy K said...

Ahh! I forgot to mention I'm in WI, freezing. Brrrrrr.

sm said...

2 secret agents in the old west. sounds very interesting. Love to win your book. sharon, CA wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Heidi Reads... said...

The synopsis sounds intriguing!

Heidi, CA

Melanie Backus said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for this one.

Melanie Backus, TX

Mary Preston said...

This does sound very interesting. Great first page thank you.

Mary P


PriviesAndPrims said...

Historical fiction is my favorite! I live in Lancaster County, PA.


Priviesandprims@yahoo dot com

Vera Godley said...

Catching the drift back in time, the switch of identities, probably a bit of romance. The cover is eye-catching cute. Sounds delightful.

I'm in middle NC and waiting for snow and ice to slam us. Brrrrrrr......

Susan Johnson said...

I love Pinkerton stories. This looks like a great book.
Odessa, TX

Cindi A said...

I love this time period and the book sounds like a winner. Please enter my name in the drawing to win a copy.

Cindi from PA

Melody said...

I have enjoyed your books in the past, really interested in the redemption aspects of this one!

Melody from Donna,TX

Britney Adams said...

I would love to win a copy of SADIE'S SECRET! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

Britney Adams, TX

Bookishqueen said...

Oooh, this is exciting!

Rebekah TN

Jean said...

Would love to get this book!!!

Jean K
West Palm Beach, FL

sm said...

Book sounds good with characters both being detectives. Love to win! sharon CA wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kathleen Y'Barbo said...

I so enjoyed reading all the comments! Thank you for your sweet words!

A Cooking Bookworm said...

Ooh, I love the cover -- and I love stories about Pinkertons!

Binghamton, NY

mybabyblessings AT gmail DOT com

kam110476 said...

Sadie's Secret sounds so good! I love this Will Tucker series!

kam110476 (at) gmail (dot) com

Unknown said...

I would love to win ! Sounds very interesting , ! God Bless you !
Darlene Lindstrom
Luvnheal @gmail.com

Merry said...

I am loving this series, so fun!
Merry in MN