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Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Please join author T.K. Thorne as she tours the blogosphere with HF Virtual Book Tours for Angels at the Gate Blog Tour from March 23-April 17, and enter to win your own hardcover copy!

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Publication Date: March 5, 2015 Cappuccino Books Formats: eBook, Hardcover Pages: 368 Genre: Historical Fiction

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 Based on historical, biblical, and archaeological research, visits to the Middle East, and a large measure of creativity, ANGELS AT THE GATE is the story of Adira, destined to become Lotís wife. A daughter of Abram's tribe, Adira is an impetuous young girl whose mother died in childbirth. Secretly raised as a boy in her fatherís caravan and schooled in languages and the art of negotiation, Adira rejects the looming changes of womanhood that threaten her nomadic life and independence. But with the arrival of two mysterious strangers , Northmen rumored to be holy or possibly even "Angels"  Adira''s world unravels. Raiders invade the caravan, and she loses everything she values most, her father, her freedom, and even the Angels. Caught between her oath to her father to return to her tribe and the proper life for a woman and tormented by an impossible love, she abandons all she has known in a dangerous quest to seek revenge and find her kidnapped Angel. With only her beloved dog, Nami, at her side, Adira must use the skills she learned in the caravan to survive the perils of the desert, Sodom, and her own heart. ANGELS AT THE GATE is a story of adventure and the power of love, exploring themes about choice ,the importance of asking the right questions and walking the fine edge between duty and personal freedom. Based on a simple mention in the Bible, T.K. Thorne has developed a complex and full-bodied character in the wife of Lot, a woman both ancient and modern, who will touch readers hearts, and live in their memories for years to come. As Dianne Mooney, founder of Southern Living At Home says, "For all those whose curiosity is piqued by how it might have been in the time of Sodom and Gomorrah, this is a must read!"

Praise for Angels at the Gate

"ANGELS AT THE GATE is nothing short of a masterwork,superbly and eloquently written, solidly researched and a high-speed page-turner. Readers will be swept up in a story they can't put down." Elsa D. Ruther, editor,The Nifty Pickle

"A masterpiece of historical research, interweaving history and theology in a re-visioning of an ancient story from a woman's perspective. Thorne is a dazzlingly gifted writer."Sue Walker, Poet Laureate of Alabama, 2003-2012

 "Thorne unspools an ancient adventure with crackling undertones of our contemporary lives. Lean, polished action sequences render a young woman's life with both intensity and nuanced truth." Dale Short, public radio commentator and author of A Shinning, Shinning Path

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About the Author03_Author TK. Thorne

T.K. Thorne's childhood passion for storytelling deepened when she became a police officer in Birmingham, Alabama. ìIt was a crash course in life and what motivated and mattered to people.î When she retired as a captain, she took on Birmingham's business improvement district as the executive director. Both careers provide fodder for her writing, which has garnered several awards, including Book of the Year for Historical Fiction (ForeWord Reviews) for her debut novel Noah's Wife. Her first non-fiction book, Last Chance for Justice, was featured on the New York Post's Books You Should Be Reading list. She loves traveling, especially to research her novels, and speaking about her books and life lessons. She writes at her mountaintop home, often with two dogs by her side and a cat on her lap. She blogs at www.TKs-tales.com and her web site is www.TKThorne.com. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Goodreads. Sign Up for T.K. Thorneís newsletter.

Angels at the Gate Blog Tour Schedule

  Monday, March 23 Review at Genre Queen Spotlight at Flashlight Commentary

  Wednesday, March 25 Review at Quirky Book Reviews Spotlight at A Literary Vacation

  Thursday, March 26 Review at Room With Books Review at Unshelfish

  Friday, March 27 Review at With Her Nose Stuck in a Book Review at Broken Teepee

  Saturday, March 28 Spotlight at What Is That Book About

  Tuesday, March 31 Spotlight at CelticLady's Reviews

  Thursday, April 2 Review at Book Lovers Paradise

  Monday, April 6 Review at A Chick Who Reads Review at Svetlana's Reads and Views

  Thursday, April 9 Spotlight at I'd So Rather Be Reading

 Monday, April 13 Spotlight at Historical Fiction Connection

 Wednesday, April 15 Review at Book Nerd

  Thursday, April 16 Review at Griperang's Bookmarks

 Friday, April 17 Blog Tour Wrap Up at Passages to the Past


To enter to win a Hardcover copy of Angels at the Gate please complete the giveaway form below. Five copies are up for grabs! * Giveaway is open to US residents only. * Giveaway ends at 11:59pm on April 17th. * You must be 18 or older to enter. * Only one entry per household. * All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion. * Winners will be chosen via GLEAM on April 18th and notified via email. Winners have 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen. * Please email Amy @ hfvirtualbooktours@gmail.com with any questions. Angels at the Gate

my thoughts:
It  doesn't get any better than this...I LOVED this book.  I read Noah's Wife when it was published, and couldn't wait to read another story by TK Thorne.  Well, this was even better.  Thorne has managed to create a fabulous tale.  You, the reader, will love Adira.  She is an amazing person.  One thing that makes a book great is relating to or feeling for the main character.  Adira is such a character.  You will love, sympathize and cry for her throughout this book.  What an imagination Ms. Thorne must have...to create such a story from a few passages from the Bible.   

Yes, we visit Sodom, we live in Sodom with Adira and Lot.   Without giving anything away, Sodom is the sin filled city we are led to believe, however, the sin isn't what we are taught in Sunday School.  While reading Noah's Wife, I felt compassion for the wife and disdain for Noah.  While reading Angels at the Gate, I loved Adira and felt contempt for Lot.  He is a preachy, hypocritical sort of character.  

This is an incredibly well written book and I strongly encourage everyone who likes a good tale to read this book.  Even if you are not a fan of biblical literature, you will enjoy this book, it's a tale well told.

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