Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Blog Tour- The Baker's Wife Review

Welcome to the blog tour for The Baker's Wife by Erin Healy!

To save her husband and son, Audrey Bofinger must rescue her enemy.

The Bofinger family has lost their church ministry in a scandal exposed by Officer Jack Mansfield. Hoping to heal and to restore their reputation, Audrey, Geoff, and their son Ed take over a failing bakery in the small community.

Driving to the bakery one morning, blinded by fog, Audrey hits a motor scooter owned by Jack’s wife, Julie. The mangled scooter is crushed and bloody. But Julie is nowhere to be found. Her disappearance coincides with a sudden illness that nearly cripples Audrey.

Jack believes the Bofingers have hurt Julie to take revenge on him, but the evidence dries up and her trail goes cold. At a breaking point, Jack takes the tiny bakery and its patrons hostage, issuing only one demand: Audrey has six hours to return Julie to him, or lose Geoff and Ed forever.

With only an excruciating and intuitive gift, an ex-con, and Julie’s estranged daughter to help search for clues, Audrey starts the search of her life for a woman who has vanished like the fog.

Read an excerpt here.

Well-known to critics and reviewers, Erin Healy has established herself as an award-winning editor and a best-selling co-author with Ted Dekker. Healy received wide acclaim for her two debut novels Never Let You Go and The Promises She Keeps. Her work focuses on the psychological and spiritual, driven by high moral stakes. She lives and writes in Colorado with her family.

For more information please visit www.erinhealy.com.

Buy the book here!


Audrey was the pastor's wife, and after a scandal she is adjusting to her new life as a baker's wife. After an car accident, Audrey is left in a bizarre situation. There is tons of blood but no body. The scooter Audrey hit also happens to belong to the wife of the man who got Audrey's husband removed from the parsonage, Jack Mansfield. When Jack determines to take things in his own hands, he takes everyone in the bakery hostage until Audrey can produce his wife. Audrey will have to rely on her special connection with people to try and figure out what happened to Julie Mansfield and save her loved ones.

Oh wow, this book was amazing. There were so many twists and turns, some of which I guessed and some of which kept me guessing. More than that though, it was just an amazing story. Audrey struggles with her ability to feel what others are feeling in a very literal sense. There were so many wonderful threads involving compassion, consequences, and second chances. The author was able to paint an amazing sense of atmosphere. I could feel the tension, and I think my heart even began to race at times because I was nervous for the characters.

I did find Miralee to be a bit difficult to sympathize with. However, she did show enough growth that I almost liked her in the end. All the other characters (with the obvious exception of Jack) showed a wonderful balance in their personalities. Another thing I really enjoyed were the two different perspectives of religion. It was used to help people by some, and twisted into something horrible to justify their actions by others. Overall, I would say this is a must read! I did not want to stop reading, and I highly recommend this book.

Book provided for review.

Let the flour fly! Beginning October 24th, Erin's celebrating the release of her latest page turner, The Baker's Wife, with an outstanding KitchenAid baking prize package giveaway that includes a brand new KitchenAid Mixer, cook books, and all you need to whip up some fabulous bread or sweets! Then and on November 10th she'll be wrapping up the release of The Baker's Wife with an Author Book Chat Party on Facebook! Don't miss a minute of the fun!

One grand prize winner will receive:
  • Empire Red 4.5 QT Ultra Power KitchenAid Stand Mixer
  • Black & White Kitschy Apron
  • Black Silicone Oven Mitt
  • Black OXO Rolling Pin
  • Wilton 9X5 loaf pan
  • At My Grandmother's Knee Cookbook by Faye Porter
  • Second Helpings with Johnnie Gabriel Cookbook
  • The Baker's Wife by Erin Healy
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 9th. Winner will be announced at The Baker's Wife Author Book Chat Facebok Party. Erin will be wrapping up the The Baker's Wife celebration with a book club chat and giving away a bunch of "sweet treats"! So grab your copy of The Baker's Wife (it's okay if you don't have one yet- you might win one!) and join Erin on the evening of November 10th for a book chat, some "baking" trivia and lots of "sweet" giveaways (books, and Amazon, iTunes & Starbucks gift certificates)!

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Don't miss a moment of the fun.
RSVP today and tell your friends. Hope to see you on the 10th!

Be sure to check out all the other blogs on the tour. Thanks for stopping by!


Tina at Giving N Sharing http://givingnsharing.blogspot.com

Whitney at Rambles of A Stay at Home Mom http://ramblesahm.blogspot.com

Kris at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers http://www.weirdunsocializedhomeschoolers.com

Monica at 3 Crazy Monkey's http://www.thebertones.blogspot.com

Becky at In The Pages http://inthepages.blogspot.com 


Vanessa at Ohio Girl Talks http://www.ohiogirltalks.blogspot.com 

Jill at Book, Books Everywhere http://bookbookseverywhere.blogspot.com

Beckie at By The Book http://rbclibrary.wordpress.com

Mark at Thoughts of a Sojourner http://thoughtsofasojourner.blogspot.com

Valentina at Carabosse's Library http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com


Denise at Under the Boardwalk http://nisefunpages.blogspot.com

Brenda at WV Stitcher http://www.kittycrochettwo.blogspot.com 

Jennifer at One Day At A Time http://www.madmoosemama.blogspot.com


Janelle at Cole Clan Adventures http://www.usmajcole.blogspot.com

Kimberly at Living On Limited Income http://loliloves2save.com

Crystal at My Reading Room http://myreadingroom-crystal.blogspot.com 

Danielle at The Happy Wife http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com

Vic's Media Room http://vicsmediaroom.wordpress.com  


Stacie at Hobbit Door http://hobbitdoor.blogspot.com  

Ann at The Joy of Writing http://www.annhibbard.com 

Laura at Lighthouse Academy http://lighthouse-academy.blogspot.com

Kaylea at My Scrappy Life http://www.myscrappylife.com 

Stephanie at Coupon Clippin' Mommy Http://www.couponclippinmommy.com 

Roxanna at The Jolly Blogger http://www.roxannajolly.com


Rhiana at AFrugal Life http://www.afrugallife.org

Patricia at Dream a little dream http://liveanddreamalittledream.blogspot.com

Theresa at Frugal Experiments http://www.frugalexperiments.com 

Ruth at Thoughts from a Princess http://ruthkaup.wordpress.com/

Kathleen at Celtic Lady's Reviews http://www.celticladysreviews.blogspot.com 

Ronie at Rapid-Fire Fiction http://www.roniekendig.com/blog


Deborah at Books, Movies and Chinese Food http://books-movies-chinesefood.blogspot.com

Dina at 4 Lettre Words http://lettrefamily.blogspot.com

Edward at Summit Book reviews http://summitbookreviews.blogspot.com 


Chrystal Chrystal at The Self Employed Writer http://www.selfemployedwriter.com  

Lisa at A Casual Reader's Blog http://ellsey.blogspot.com

Crystal at Cinnamon Hollow http://thecinnamonhollow.com 

Jennifer at Life Happens http://www.abookloversdream.com

Lauri at Knits, Reads and Reviews http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com


Julee at Mommy's Memorandum http://mommysmemorandum.com

Pam at Daysong Reflections http://daysongreflections.com 

Kendra at Happily Managing a Household of Boys http://familymgrkendra.blogspot.com

Andi at Radiant Light http://www.frommipov.blogspot.com 

Joan at Book Reviews from an Avid Reader http://bookwomanjoan.blogspot.com

Lizzie at A Dusty Frame http://www.adustyframe.com


Laura at Day by Day in Our World http://daybydayinourworld.com

Jill at Frugal Plus http://www.frugalplus.com

Cara at the Law, Books & Life http://blog.caraputman.com 

Tammy at TammyIsBlessed http://tammyisblessed.blogspot.com


Becky at Christian Chick's Thoughts http://christianchicksthoughts.blogspot.com

Staci at 7 on a Shoestring http://7onashoestring.com

Melanie at So Many Books.. So Little Time http://www.melanieski.blogspot.com

Kate at The Parchment Girl http://parchmentgirl.com

Jennifer at For Such a Time as This http://jennifersikora.com


Lynetta at Open Book http://www.lynetta.blogspot.com

Kat at Reviews From The Heart http://reviewsfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Renee at Doorkeeper http://reneeannsmith.com

Melissa at My Chaotic Ramblings http://mychaoticramblings.info

Alexia at The Mommy Rambles http://themommyrambles.blogspot.com

Jacque at Good Family Reads http://familyreads.blogspot.com


Lauren at 5 Minutes for Books http://5minutesforbooks.com

Michelle at Healing Hearts http://edgyinspirationalauthor.blogspot.com

Nancy at Amusing Reviews http://amusingreviews.blogspot.com

Brittanie at A Book Lover http://www.abookloverforever.blogspot.com

Megan at Inspired by Fiction http://inspiredbyfiction.blogspot.com 

Lisa at Baron Book Review http://baronbookreview.blogspot.com

Stephanie-jean at Life: SemiCrunchy http://www.LifeSemiCrunchy.com 


Suzanne at Cows and Lasers and Everything in Between http://www.cowsandlasersandeverythinginbetween.blogspot.com

Jennifer at Book Reviews from a Book Lover http://bookreviewsfromabooklover.blogspot.com

Anna at The Cross Is All http://annawood.wordpress.com

Patty at Broken Teepee http://brokenteepee.com   

Vera at Luxury Reading http://luxuryreading.com

1 comment:

Erin Healy said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment on my book! I'm thrilled you liked it.