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Release day: The Doubting Heart

25 January 2013

Today is the official release of The Doubting Heart by Brenda Gayle (ebook and trade paperback, The Wild Rose Press).  Here’s the blurb:

The Doubting HeartA woman determined to prove her friend was murdered questions her sanity when his look-alike appears. When Shelby Holt convinces a friend to work at Wildhorse Pass tourist ranch, she never imagines he will die there. The police say Michael’s death was accidental, but Shelby doesn’t believe it. Haunted by guilt, she puts her academic career on hold to investigate. 

Just back from the Middle East, Chad Graham is guilt-ridden over Michael’s death too. He poses as a ranch hand at Wildhorse Pass to investigate the woman claiming his cousin’s death is suspicious. Were the police wrong? Or is Shelby hiding something?

 Shelby knows she can’t trust her heart, but when it comes to Chad, she can’t trust her head either. He looks uncannily like Michael. Yet even as their distrust deepens, sensual attraction simmers between them. The closer Shelby and Chad get to answers—and to each other—the closer they get to danger…and to a killer who will stop at nothing to avoid discovery.

Brenda dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:

The Doubting Heart is the second book my Heart’s Desire series. In addition to toe-curling romance and a dusting of mystery, the series explores the importance of family—the one you are born into and the one you create. As heirs to the largest cattle ranch in New Mexico, the future for the Graham cousins should be preordained—and it is as far as the older generation is concerned. But fate intervenes and things go awry as the cousins journey towards personal fulfillment and everlasting love.

You can find out more about Brenda’s work on her website, and you can buy the book from Amazon.

All ARRA members who comment on this post will go in the draw to win a copy.  The giveaway closes on 15 February 2013.

The giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Kallie Lane.

  1. 16 February 2013 10:31 am

    Thanks everyone for stopping by to help me celebrate the release of The Doubting Heart. I used to genrate the winner…Kallie Lane. Kallie, I’ll be in touch shortly. You may also be interested in the blog tour I’m currently doing. At each stop, I’m giving away a digital download of my new short story, Father of the Bride?. And one commenter on the entire tour will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card. You can follow the stops at

  2. aimskye permalink
    4 February 2013 3:33 pm

    Congrats on your release day Brenda!!


  3. Shiona permalink
    3 February 2013 11:30 am

    You had me on “toe curling romance”! Hope it’s a runaway success for you.

    • myfavoriteredhead permalink
      4 February 2013 2:18 am

      Thans so much, Shiona.

    • 4 February 2013 2:20 am

      An example of the problem with multiple identities and computers who are smarter than you. Sorry, Shiona, the thanks was from me! LOL

  4. 27 January 2013 6:31 am

    This sounds like a dynamite read, Brenda. Congrats on another winner!

  5. 25 January 2013 9:57 pm

    Congratulations Brenda

  6. 25 January 2013 6:45 pm

    Happy release day Brenda. Good luck!

  7. Deb Klanfar permalink
    25 January 2013 5:49 pm

    Congratulations, Brenda
    I love look-alike stories!

  8. 25 January 2013 3:39 pm

    Happy release day Brenda 🙂 Also, may I say that the cover gods were kind to you?

    • 26 January 2013 11:14 am

      Thanks so much. I agree, Debby Taylor did an amazing job with the cover. My husband and I joke that it is the two of us. We do somewhat resemble the couple–at least we did many years ago.

  9. lyn permalink
    25 January 2013 3:26 pm

    the review reads like a good who-dun-it plus romance good luck with it Brenda—lyn

    • 26 January 2013 11:16 am

      Thanks lyn. I like a little suspense with my romance 🙂

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