Book Review & Giveaway: The House of Kane by Barbara Casey

17 Aug

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Aislinn Marchánt, a writer and editorial consultant, is hired by the major New York publishing company, Kane Publishing House, to help determine why several submissions sent to them have mysteriously disappeared only to be published later by another publisher. Are the editors at Kane simply not being diligent enough with the in-coming material, or is there something more sinister going on? Working from her West Palm Beach home, Aislinn quickly becomes involved with the House of Kane as well as with Caldwell Kane, the man who hired her.

As Aislinn works toward uncovering the various layers of truth of her former husband, her elderly neighbor, and Kane Publishing House, she continues to research her own novel, the story of a love between two people that becomes fractured because of the misunderstandings created by two different cultures. Her research takes her to abotanica where a Santerian priest reveals the truth in her own life and a destiny that is joined to that of Caldwell Kane.

Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

 

My Review

I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

I have read several books by Barbara Casey and I like her writing style. The House of Kane is my favorite book by her so far.

The House of Kane is about the publishing industry and so much more. There are so many intriguing relationships and the main character, Aislinn, is involved in or affected by all of them.

I found several of the characters endearing. Aislinn’s dog, her next door neighbor, and Caldwell Kane are just a few of the  characters that were unusual in their own ways and all were fun to read about.

I liked how there were several stories within this book that all tied into each other by the end. The House of Kane is a mystery with a little romance and a touch of supernatural with a couple of surprises. I definitely recommend it but be ready because you won’t want to put it down.

 

About the Author

2016-08-14_19-45-32Barbara Casey is a partner in Strategic Media Books, and president of the Barbara Casey Agency, representing authors throughout the United States, Great Britain, Canada, and Japan. She is also a manuscript consultant and the author of numerous articles, poems, and short stories.

Her award-winning novels have received national recognition, including the Independent Publishers Book Award. Her novel, The House of Kane, was considered for a Pulitzer nomination, and The Gospel According to Prissy, also a contemporary adult novel received several awards including the prestigious IPPY Award for Best Regional Fiction. Her most recent young adult novel, The Cadence of Gypsies, received the Independent Publishers Living Now Award and was reviewed by the Smithsonian for its list of Best Books.

Ms. Casey makes her home on the top of a mountain in northwest Georgia with her husband and three dogs who adopted her: Benton, a hound-mix, Fitz, a miniature dachshund, and Gert, a Jack Russel terrier of sorts.

Connect with the author:   Website

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Giveaway

Win one of three copies of The House of Kane (choice of print or ebook). One winner will also receive a $25 Amazon gift card (open internationally).

 

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5 Responses to “Book Review & Giveaway: The House of Kane by Barbara Casey”

  1. patanne1 August 17, 2016 at 8:02 am #

    This looks a really gripping read! It’s definitely going on my to read list!

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  2. Rita Wray August 17, 2016 at 11:08 am #

    Sounds like a great read.

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  3. Sue S August 17, 2016 at 11:26 pm #

    Would love to win to try this new author – great way to discover new books.

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