One Fell Down by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen (Blog Tour Review & #Giveaway)

What grabbed my attention originally with this book was the cover and
title. Check out what I thought about the story and the giveaway below...

One Fell Down
by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen
Adult Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 255 Pages
February 1st 2017 by Covenant Communications


When Mikaela York opens an anonymous blue sympathy card with the nursery rhyme “Jack and Jill” written inside, she doesn’t know what to make of it. But soon after, Mikaela and her fiancĂ© are in a tragic car accident, resulting in her husband-to-be’s death. Then when Mikaela’s grandmother loses her life in a hiking accident one year later, an old man gives Mikaela another mysterious blue card at the funeral.

After the service, Mikaela’s grandfather asks that she oversee the renovations on his bed & breakfast in New Zealand. When she arrives, Mikaela meets Tui Davies—the inn’s manager—and Brentin Williams, the man Tui expects her daughter to marry. Tui helps Mikaela retrieve a doll from the cellar vault, but the doll turns out to be an evil omen that Mikaela is told she must get rid of before someone is murdered.

Meanwhile, the old man from the funeral is bent on revenge and is plotting against everyone who has ever wronged him, and Mikaela is next in line. But until she discovers the killer’s contact in New Zealand, whom can she trust? And while Brentin attempts to help Mikaela overcome her grief, she must decide—is she ready to love again?

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My Review

ONE FELL DOWN was a lighter romantic suspense with an intriguing story and likable characters. New Zealand's epic scenery and one of its native cultures was woven here and there in the story. Would recommend to those who enjoy cozy mysteries or other books in the genre.

The story started right off with a tragic accident that immediately made me emphasize with the heroine. It then slowly developed through the main characters and tidbits here and there from the villain. I really liked Mikaela and Brentin. I also liked that I wasn't completely sure who the villain's inside man was until almost the very end. The whole Tolkien aspect was also interesting, especially as a fan.

I did have a few small issues here and there with the plausibility of some things. I also wanted a stronger motive for the villain, or maybe a more rational one. I would also have liked a little more of the culture and setting to have come across stronger in the story. The romance was sweet, but I wanted a little more development.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I would have liked a little more from this story, but overall, it was an enjoyable read.

Content: Some violence, but clean.

Source: Received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

About the Author

Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen lives with her husband on a small farm in northern Utah. They are the parents of three children and care for a few cows and goats. She has a passion for reading, writing, and music, though not necessarily in that order, and she enjoys trabeling with her husband throughout the world. Through those travels, she's discovered she loves the mountains—a good thing since she lives at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. One of her most favorite countries to visit is New Zealand. One Fell Down is Ronda's fourth romantic-suspense novel.

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