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Friday, April 4, 2014

Gatehaven by Molly Noble Bull--Review and Giveaway

Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Ephesians 6:11
Shannon Aimee, a young peasant woman living in Luss, Scotland in the late 1700s, is pleasantly surprised to receive a marriage proposal from the wealthy Earl of Northon. With the reluctant consent of her parents, Shannon agrees to accompany the young earl to Gatehaven, his residence in northern England with a dark history. 
Escorted by her lifelong friend, Ian Colquhoun (who has his on motives for visiting the haunting mansion notorious for its disturbing secrets and occult practices). Shannon embarks on her journey. But before long she realizes that there is more to Gatehaven than meets the eye. 
When deadly deception is revealed and the truth comes to light, will Shannon and Ian be able to save their loved ones before it is too late? Or will the forces of darkness win? 
About Gatehaven:
Gatehaven by Molly Noble Bull is a Christian Gothic historical novel set in a haunting mansion in the north of England where Ian Colquhoun and Shannon Aimee battle a Frenchman with dark secrets—spiritual warfare vs. the occult.  Will they learn enough about God’s words to defend themselves and others or will evil overcome them?
Click below to see and hear Gatehaven’s book trailer.
My Review:
I enjoy reading "Gothic" novels, but haven't read any in a long time.  This novel did not disappoint.  It was set in the late 1700s and had the scary house to make it a great "Gothic" novel.  This book had a great faith element, though, as the main characters learned to lean on GOD to get them through some very dangerous times.  The danger was spiritual as well as physical.  I thought that the character Ian was a strong, likable character, while I thought that Shannon was a little flighty at times.  I enjoyed reading this novel and look forward to more from this author. 
I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.
Molly Noble Bull was born in Kingsville, Texas—home of the famous King Ranch. Her father and maternal grandfather were real Texas cowboys, and she enjoys writing western romances. But she also writes historical novels.
Gatehaven, her long Christian gothic set in Europe in 1784, won the 2013 Creation House Fiction Writing Contest while still a manuscript, and Gatehaven is the novel being featured today. However, Molly’ first two published novels came out from Zondervan. Her Zondervan novels were later reprinted and published as Promise Romances from Guideposts. Molly also sold novels to Love Inspired and Tsaba House, and Westbow Press published The  Overcomers: Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities, a non-fiction book she wrote with four other Christian authors. Molly owns the rights to her Zondervan romance novels now, and she will soon self publish The Rogue’s Daughter as an e-book. Rogue is a western set on a South Texas cattle ranch in 1890.
From Molly:
I was born in Kingsville, Texas—home of the famous King Ranch, and my father and maternal grandfather were ranch managers, real Texas cowboys. I spent part of my growing up years on a sixth-thousand-acre cattle ranch and married my college sweetheart. A history major, he encouraged me to write about far away places. But my ranching background wasn’t lost either. All three of our grown sons are involved in ranching in Texas today, and our grandchildren take part in 4-H and FFA activities and raise animals for the local stock-show every year. 
My first two novels were published by Zondervan and later reprinted and can out as Promise Romances from Guideposts. I also sold novels to Love Inspired and then Tsaba House. Tsaba House bought five of my books but went out of business before the second novel came out.
Westbow Press published The Overcomers: Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities, and it is a non-fiction book I wrote with four other Christian authors, telling about our learning disabilities. All five of us had learning problems, and all five became published novelists.
I struggled with dyslexia as a child and still struggle. But with God’s help, I overcame. Not only that, I am a member of the Family of God.
Who could ask for anything more? 

Giving away one print copy of Gatehaven.

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  1. Due to an error the rafflecopter ended early. So if you have any readers who might be interested in entering to win a copy. Have them leave a comment stating they want to enter and a way to contact them. I will pull a winner from them and the other blog that is hosting today and I will just make two winners one from the rafflecopter and one from these last two blogs..sorry about that. Stormi, Lightning Book Promotions

  2. Thanks for a great review, Melina. I am so glad you liked Gatehaven. Five stars. Wow!
    Like young girls of any era, Shannon fell in love with love and with a bad Prince Charming, and it was hard for her to give up the dream. Letting go of a bad dream and reaching for a good one is part of growing up.
    Take a look at the book.