Welcome everyone to the BLOG TOUR for author Karen Ann Hopkins new book, Rachel's Deception! Rachel’s Deception is the 4th book in her popular Amish contemporary romance Temptation series. I myself am a HUGE fan of this series and the author herself. Which is why I am super excited to be part of this amazing tour! Today I will be sharing with everyone all about the book, a guest post by Karen and, of course, a giveaway!
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Rachel's Deception by Karen Ann Hopkins
Series: Temptation #4 -Spin-off
Paperback or ebook, 324 pages
Published May 8th, 2015 by Author
Genre: YA - Contemporary Romance
Growing up Amish is difficult…but leaving it behind is even harder.
Noah was Amish...Rose wasn't. Being together should have been impossible. But somehow they found a way to make it work. They are finally a family, but their happily-ever-after is still a long off. Will Rose and her friends be able to force real change?Karen Ann Hopkins returns with a gripping new book in the YA Temptation series. The powerful family saga continues with Rachel's Deception, as events spiral out of control in the sleepy farming community of Meadowview. And Rachel Miller has her own secrets to hide. Noah’s younger sister has been living a double life. That is, until Justin Cameron, Rose's little brother, catches her in the act. Rachel is not the obedient Amish girl that her sister was, and her rebelliousness takes her to a very dangerous world. A world that only her true friends can help her escape from.As Rachel questions all she has been taught about love, family, and commitment, Rose discovers what it really means to be shunned. And an evil shadow looms on the horizon, threatening not only Rose, but everyone she holds dear.
Here is some exciting news for all those audiobook lovers out there: The Temptation Series is now available, so get your copy right now! Listen to a sample on audible.
What makes Rachel such an important character? Discuss what she adds to the story, and why you chose to give her her own book.
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The Temptation series focused on the forbidden love affair between Noah, who’s Amish, and Rose, who’s not. Noah loved being Amish. He wasn’t a rebellious teen, who was having troubles in the community. The only reason he left that world was to be with Rose.
I lived among the Amish for nearly eight years. And during that time, I saw a handful of young people leave the community. Some returned, others didn’t. But mostly, the ones who left, had independent and rebellious natures. They were resentful about their way of life being Amish. I really wanted to show my readers that side of the story—the trials and tribulations of those individuals.
Rachel Miller, Noah’s younger sister, was the perfect choice. She’s pretty, smart, and extremely messed up. She enjoys the familiarity and family closeness of her culture, but she also wants to experiment with being an Englisher. She gets herself into a lot of drama and danger in the process. But her story is extremely authentic, right up to some particularly shocking events.
I think fans of the Temptation series will really enjoy Rachel’s Deception. It gives them a glimpse into a troubled teenager’s life, while still involving all their favorite characters from the previous books. It’s a heart wrenching and emotional ride!
Book 5, Summer’s Song, will be out in May, 2016, so this is an ongoing series.
Thank you so much for your interest in Rachel’s Deception, the Temptation series, and my other books: Embers (YA paranormal), Lamb to the Slaughter and Whispers from the Dead (adult Amish mysteries)! I love to connect with readers and I’d be happy to answer questions about the Amish way of life. Please contact me at my website: www.karenannhopkins.com or you can message me on FB, Twitter, and Instagram.
Karen Ann Hopkins
About The Author: Karen Ann Hopkins
You can visit Karen Ann Hopkins at her website: www.karenannhopkins.com.
Karen Ann Hopkins resides in northern Kentucky with her family on a farm that boasts a menagerie of horses, goats, peacocks, chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs and cats. Karen's main job is home schooling the kids, but she finds time to give riding lessons, coach a youth equestrian drill team, and of course, write. She was inspired to create her first book, Temptation, by the Amish community she lived in. The experiential knowledge she gained through her interactions with her neighbors drove her to create the story of the star-crossed lovers, Rose and Noah.
Karen grew up about a mile from Lake Ontario in Upstate New York. She was bitten by the horse bug at the age of five, and after diligently taking riding lessons for several years, was rewarded with her first horse at the age of eleven. The feisty horse's name was Lady, a Quarter Horse-Thoroughbred cross, who became Karen's steadfast companion. Through the years, the constant force in her life was horses. Eventually, she found her place as a riding instructor herself. Before accepting her fate in the barnyard, she worked a short stint as a paralegal, traveled abroad, and guided tourists on horseback riding tours in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.
Karen is currently working on her Amish mystery series, Serenity's Plain Secrets, along with the YA paranormal/fantasy series, The Wings of War. Karen is also excited to announce the Temptation series has been optioned for TV by Pilgrim Studios and is available on Audible.
Giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY. Please enter via the Rafflecopter form.
Prizes: $50 giftcard and A complete set of her books (Temptation, Belonging, Forever, Rachel’s Deception, Lamb to the Slaughter, Whispers from the Dead and Embers!
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