[Book Review] Entangled By Barbara Ellen Brink

Posted 7 January, 2011 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 3 Comments

About the Book:
One lost summer is time best left forgotten

When Minneapolis divorce attorney, Billie Fredrickson, inherits her uncle’s small California winery, she has no intention of actually moving to the west coast and starting a new life. Her only thought is to get it off her hands as quickly as possible. But her return to the winery after an absence of twenty years opens up more than the reading of her uncle’s will. Childhood memories, long-buried, begin to surface, prompting more questions than anyone is able or willing to answer.
A late night prowler, a break-in at the winery, and an unearthed box of shocking photographs is someone’s way of pulling the Welcome mat out from under Billie’s feet, but it only makes her dig her heels in deeper.
More secrets lie buried beneath Fredrickson Winery’s innocent facade and Billie intends to get to the root. But disturbing the past lays bare the skeletons of others, including her mother’s. Can she live with the consequences of full disclosure or will she run home where everyone is Minnesota Nice?

About the Author:
Barbara Ellen Brink is a freelance writer and novelist, supported financially by a loving husband who just happens to have a better paying job. Her novel, “Time in a Bottle,” was selected as a finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writer’s contest in 2006 and her novel, “Sense of Danger,” was a finalist in the 2007 contest. Barbara’s short stories and articles have been published in THEMA Literary Magazine, The Springhill Review, Evangel, Liguorian, and others. “Entangled” is her first published novel.
She grew up on a small farm in Washington State, but now lives in the mean “burbs” of Minnesota with her husband and their dogs, Rugby & Willow. With her kids now pushed out of the nest and encouraged to fly, Barbara spends much time writing, motorcycling with her husband in the summer, and hiking through the snow with the dogs in the winter.

The second book in the Fredrickson Winery Saga will be out sometime in March.

Webpage: www.barbaraellenbrink.com
Blog: www.barbarasthinline.blogspot.com

Entangled was self published through Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/3483348 

Entangled is also available digitally in ebook formats through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Diesel, Kobo, Apple, and Smashwords.

My Review:
Wow! I am so pleased with this book and so happy that I had the chance to review this awesome new suspense by a great new author. Barbara E. Brink is highly skilled on her way to the top if she keeps writing these kinds of novels. Her talent to create a novel the INSTANTLY captures the reader is out of this world!

Wilhelmina”Billie”Frederickson has a dark past, but a promising future as the new owner of her recently deceased uncle’s winery. That is, until the past, present and future become entangled and the suspense starts. While I enjoyed Billie’s character and my heart went out to her with all she had to endure, both past and present, it was Handel I felt the pull to. With his charming good looks and his personality, his character really added to the story. He rounded out the story perfectly and kept this reader hanging on for more!

The only down fall I have to this novel, is the back cover. The words on the back are a bit blurry, and had I picked this out in a book store, honestly, I would have put it back (though now I know that I would have been missing out on a FANTASTIC read!). So, please. Don’t let that little bit of blurriness stop you from grabbing a copy of this AWESOME book! You’ll be, like me, reading late into the night, unable to shut the book and go to sleep. You’ll be wanting to know all the who-dun-it’s and the twists. This plot is a whirl wind of no less than 5 star worthy twists and turns, a little bit of romance, a bit of humor, and whole lotta AWESOME characters! I am highly recommending this book and looking foward to Brink’s next novel!

You can purchase your copy here.

*A copy of this book was provided for review by the author*



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