Saturday, October 15, 2022

JustRead Tours Blog Tour: The Dark Guest by Sarah Hamaker



Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for The Dark Guest by Sarah Hamaker, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

Title: The Dark Guest 
Series: The Cold War Legacy #1 
Author: Sarah Hamaker 
Publisher: Seshva Press LLC 
Release Date: May 15, 2022 
Genre: Christian, Romantic Suspense 

The Cold War is over, but The Wolf is still at the door. 

When Violet Lundy isn’t cleaning rooms at Happy Hills Assisted Living Facility, she loves spending her free time with resident Rainer Kopecek. Hearing his stories of the dangerous life he led behind the Iron Curtain in East Berlin makes her own life seem more tolerable. But when Rainer is found dead and his room in disarray, Violet suspects foul play. 

Dr. Henry Silverton lives among his books, teaching and writing about the Cold War. A letter about an East German traitor known only as “The Wolf” propels Henry out of academia and into Violet’s life. Together, they embark on a perilous quest to uncover the truth about Rainer’s death and the traitor’s identity. 

Can Violet and Henry uncover the secrets of the past before one of them ends up as The Wolf’s next victim?

I have come to truly enjoy Christian Romance Suspense novels. The Dark Guest by Sarah Hamaker is Book 1 in The Cold War Legacy series. I have read a couple of other books by Sarah Hamaker and have enjoyed her books, so I was very excited to read this book. 

Violet Lundy loves her job at Happy Hills Assisted Living Facility where she cleans the rooms. Even more so, she enjoys spending time with the residents when she isn't on duty. Rainer Kopecek is one of her favorite residents and she truly enjoys the stories of his life in East Berlin during dangerous times. Violet is devasted when she finds Rainer dead in his room and she suspects it was foul play. Dr. Henry Silverton is a local professor who teaches and writes about the Cold War. Violet and Dr. Henry decide to team up to find out what really happened to Rainer. Dr. Henry had recently received a letter from Rainer in regards to someone named "Wolf". Dr. Henry and Violet feel the pressure is on to figure out who "Wolf" is before they are possible Victims of the "Wolf" Will Dr. Henry and Violet discover what really happened to Rainer? Will there be a Love connection between Dr. Henry and Violet? 

WOW, I LOVE a book that gets my attention from the first chapter and this book did that. The author does a FANTASTIC job at bringing the reader into the story and making them feel like they are back in the History of the Cold War. I really love how Violet loves the Residents and spends time with them in her free time. Dr. Henry is a wonderful character in the book who is invested into finding out how Rainer died and shares the letter with Violet. The way the relationship and romance between Violet and Dr. Henry is slowly growing is wonderful to read. I enjoy slow relationships and not "love at first sight" romances. The Twist and Turns in this book are soo exciting and kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the book. I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Romance Suspense. GREAT BOOK! 

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Sarah Hamaker loves writing books “where the hero and heroine fall in love while running for their lives.” She’s written romantic suspense novels and nonfiction books, as well as stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul volumes. As a writers coach, her heart is encouraging writers. She’s a member of ACFW; ACFW Virginia Chapter; and Faith, Hope and Love, as well as the president of Capital Christian Writers Fellowship. Her podcast, “The Romantic Side of Suspense,” can be found wherever you listen to podcasts. Sarah lives in Virginia with her husband, four teenagers, a preschool foster child and three cats.

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(1) winner will receive a copy of The Dark Guest (print or ebook, winner's choice), a 20 oz Wolf Tumbler-Stainless Steel Travel Mug With Lid And Straw, a Wolf Wristlet Keychain, an assortment of specialty teas, a The Dark Guest tote, and The Dark Guest notebook.

(1) additional winner will receive an ebook copy of The Dark Guest, a Wolf Wristlet Keychain, an 
assortment of specialty teas, and The Dark Guest notebook.


Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight October 11, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on October 18, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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Jodi Hunter said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds like an incredibly good read.

Sarah Hamaker said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, thanks for the review. I'm so glad you enjoyed The Dark Guest. Writing about the Cold War's implications for today was such fun for me. I hope you'll check out book 2, The Dark Atonement, out now. The conclusion of the trilogy will be out in early 2023.

Carrie @ JustRead Tours said... Best Blogger Tips

thanks for sharing your review, Kendra!

Roxanne C. said... Best Blogger Tips

This will be an engrossing suspense, and I like having some historical elements in my stories.

Linda Moffitt said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks Like A Great Suspenseful Read. Thank You For Sharing This Book & It's Book Tour With Us.

Caryl Kane said... Best Blogger Tips

Kendra, Thank you for sharing your thoughts. The Dark Guest sounds like a must read.

Bea LaRocca said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing your wonderful review of The Dark Guest, this sounds like a thrilling read and I am looking forward to it

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