The Treasure of Cedar Creek Book Tour & Giveaway

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The
Treasure of Cedar Creek
by
Brenda Stanley
Genre:
Historical Thriller
 
In
1896, the isolated and vast state of Idaho is a haven for the
polygamous splinter group called The Kingdom of Glory, which is
hiding more than their outlawed practice of plural marriage.

 

 

At
the compound called Cedar Creek, the prophet is hoping to increase
his congregation, even if that means marrying off girls to men
decades older. When Peri, who escaped the compound years earlier,
returns to help rescue Grace, a girl betrothed to the prophet
himself, she ends up also saving her own sister Emma. As the three
women make a frantic and deadly escape from the compound, they take
with them both the newborn heir to the church, and their dead
mother’s cryptic journal to the prophet’s hidden treasure. Along
their journey, the women realize to truly be free they must face whatholds them captive, even if those answers are more horrifying than
they ever imagined.

 

 
 

 
 
Brenda
Stanley is a former television news anchor and investigative reporter
for the NBC affiliate in Eastern Idaho. She has been recognized for
her writing by the Scripps Howard Foundation, the Hearst Journalism
Awards, The Idaho Press Club and the Society for Professional
Journalists. She is a graduate of Dixie College in St. George, Utah
and the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She is the mother of 5
children, including two sets of twins. Brenda and her husband Dave, a
veterinarian, live on a small ranch near the Snake River with their
horses and dogs.

 
Chapter 1
Emma 1896
This isn’t my story. I’m telling this for the lost souls. I’ve been told that I am safe now,
but my heart still pounds when I hear footsteps coming to the door or even the rustle of the aspen
leaves in the breeze. I’m not sure I’ll ever feel safe again. He’s still out there and as long as he is,
I know that he will be searching for me. I have something that he feels is his and he will kill me
to get it back. I know his rage and have felt his violence. He may call himself a man of God, but
what was done in the name of the Lord is nothing less than cold-blooded killing. It may have
stopped for now, but I hear whispers in the wind and murmurs in the water of the stream, and it
is his voice letting me know he’s still there and watching me. So much evil. So much pain. I
spend my time watching and waiting because in my heart I know it isn’t over.

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41 Replies to “The Treasure of Cedar Creek Book Tour & Giveaway”

  1. Thanks for hosting this great, fun tour and letting us find out about terrific books to read. Thanks also for the great giveaway.

  2. I didn’t realize that polygamy was outlawed by 1896, at least in Idaho. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. The cover is nice. It doesn’t draw my attention quickly, or have anything that I dislike, but I think the color scheme would be more inviting to men.

  4. What genre have you been reading lately and what inspired you to want to read that genre?

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