Thursday, June 6, 2013

Blog Tour: The Wishing Well Curse by Lynn Donovan

Title:  The Wishing Well Curse

Author:  Lynn Donovan

Published:  April 15, 2013

Word Count: 64,000

Genre:  Christian Gothic/Paranormal

Content Warning:  G-Rated

Zeke Clay is down on his luck. He’s lost everything—an apartment, an education, a girlfriend, his job…

When a mysterious letter comes from a law firm in Colorado, he decides things just might be looking up. Now he stands to inherit a fortune, but it comes with a price. He must break a family curse and restore true love. What does he know about breaking a curse? And who is this Great Uncle Luther Clayton, who claims Zeke is the one? Can he piece together the clues left by his dearly departed?

Who can he trust? The Apache Indian attorney? Her great nephew? The leather-clad, Harley riding Pastor? Least of all, himself?

What about the Ghosts?

…And why does his three-year-old tattoo bleed every time he gets near the wishing well?


Life is rough for Zeke Clay at the beginning. He seems to have lost everything in one day and doesn't know what he's going to do. All he has left is a letter from a law firm in Colorado. He opens it up and finds out he is the only surviving descendent of a relative he didn't know he had and needs to attend the reading of his will the next day. So he gets in his car and drives. 

There are conditions for him to accept before he learns the full extent of his inheritance and he thinks the attorney is joking when she tells him he must break the family curse and find and resolve the loss of true love. He has one week to make his decision and decides to stay since it's a free place to crash. He's surprised by what he finds. Can he figure out what's going on in time? Does he even want to? 

Zeke is a decent guy who starts out rough around the edges. He's trying but life isn't working out well for him. His character showed a lot of growth to me as the story went on and he got outside of himself and started working to help others, especially his ancestors. I wasn't crazy about his character at first but he grew on me. He met some unique characters on his journey (ghosts included!) and I enjoyed getting to know them and learning more about the mystery surrounding his family. 

This is an interesting story and I enjoyed reading it. There were parts that felt like a 3 star rating to me and parts that felt like a 5 star rating, so that's why I give it 4 stars. His language at the beginning bothered me (quite a few OMG's). The romance seemed almost non-existent since it came so late in the story and I didn't feel like I connected with it at all. I thought the family mystery itself was well written and cleverly done and did enjoy the major growth his character went through and the friendships he developed with the other characters. If you enjoy Christian paranormal fiction, then this is a book you will want to read.

My Rating: 4 stars

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About the Author:
Lynn writes from her heart and five decades of experiences she has accumulated as daughter, wife, mother of four, and grandmother of seven when creating her stories. She categorizes herself as the “sandwich generation” because she is caring for her mother who has Alzheimer’s and is one child away from an empty nest. Besides blogging, Lynn enjoys reading and writing mainstream fiction and speculative fiction, but you might find a historical romance among her collections as well. She currently lives in Southwest Kansas but looks forward to building a home in Colorado. She attends a Creative Writing class at the local college to sharpen her talents and increase her creative juices.


Giveaway Details: 
There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:

GRAND PRIZE: Signed print copy of The Wishing Well Curse, a Bracelet and Bookmark inspired by the book. (US Only)

SECOND PLACE: $20 Winner's Choice of Gift Card to Amazon or B&N (or even PayPal Cash) (INT)


sweethome4 said...

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Melanie said...

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