A Great Escape

Blogging Friends,

If you haven’t picked up a copy of my debut novel, Passage of Promise, please consider doing so.

My book is available on Amazon, B&N, BAM, Walmart, Indiebound, my the local Douglas County Library, as well as Sudden Fiction Books in Castle Rock, Colorado.

Follow Marina on her journey of self-discovery. Take the trip to Greece with her and experience Greek traditions, faith, romance, mystery, and love.

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What She Didn’t Know – Most Likely the Next Published Novel

My longest novel, What She Didn’t Know, that I started writing in January 2018 and finished in July 2019, will most likely be the next book I publish.

I’ve been told, and I also believe, it may be my “breakout” novel. A fellow critique writer helped me spruce up the novel’s blurb that will be on the book. It is the newest version. It may be changed just a bit in the coming months, but right now, it works. Here it is:

Nature-loving Gloria and her sisters Michaela and Seraphima grew up at the hands of an alcoholic, abusive father. At thirteen, Gloria runs away, leaving her two sisters and parents for a decade. A change in events brings her back home to her sisters in the thick of marital struggles and strained relationships. Shortly after, the family’s world is rocked, with tragedy striking and secrets lingering. Will Gloria be the linchpin to her family’s healing?

And here’s a picture of the book cover design I created that I’m wanting to use.

So, if you read Passage of Promise, and even if you haven’t, keep an eye out for this gem to be published hopefully by early next year. 🙂

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The Value of Reviews

five star reviews

 

I cannot tell you how important reviews of your book, especially your first one, are. They are an author’s lifeline, and the review builds the author’s reputation and the value of her work.

Two ARC readers have shared their reviews so far, and I am going to share them here with you:

A cancer patient, a stolen icon, a Greek Islands vacation and an unexpected romance all come together in Dorothy Robey’s debut novel.

With her nephew lying in a hospital bed, Marina’s mother sends her on a mission of mercy to retrieve the family icon, famous for its healing properties. But when she arrives in Greece, Marina finds the icon is missing. Unsure of who to trust, Marina races against the clock to find the lost heirloom before it’s too late.

In Passage of Promise, the author’s writing pulled me into her world and kept me reading. I loved the familial thread in the story. The health problem was heart wrenching and realistic and helped me to engage with the characters. The mystery kept me turning pages until the end.

(full review available on Goodreads)

 

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Can a single woman alone in Greece find her great-grandmother’s miraculous, healing icon that her family desperately needs, before it’s too late? Moreover, can this same woman find the something inside herself that she’s been missing, before she loses herself?

And what about the American English teacher she meets on her journey? Is he the man she has been looking for, or will he just cause her more pain?

Marina Sutton’s adult life had not been easy—a horrible track record with men, an overbearing mother constantly reminding her of her faults, a sister she is no longer close to, and a nephew with a life-threatening illness. The only light in her life seems to be Yiayia – her devout, Greek Orthodox grandmother.

This book is full of excitement, love and hope. The twists and turns of the story only reflect what is happening inside Marina. While she is searching for the icon her family needs, she is also searching within herself to find the faith she lost long ago.

Travel with Marina to Greece – see the sights, feel the salty breeze, taste the local cuisine, and experience the beauty of the Orthodox Church.

What a fun journey. I highly recommend this book, and I cannot wait to read Dorothy Robey’s future works.

 

As that old saying goes, my cup runneth over. I’m so grateful to these dear people for their thoughtful, insightful, and beautiful reviews, the last of which had me in tears. God gave me such a gift, and He’s guided me through my writing and all the processes involved in the craft. Thank you, Lord.

Fellow writers out there who haven’t published your work yet. Keep at it. Endure until the end. 🙂 Acquire ARC readers, followed by many other readers for your great work and feel the many blessings.

 

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