My good friend  Marcia Meara has published a book!

Look at the pretty cover…

wake robin ridge

The blurb:

“A PHONE RINGING AT 2:00 A.M. never means anything good. Calls at 2:00 A.M. are bad news . . . Someone has died. Someone is hurt. Or someone needs help.”

On a bitter cold January night in 1965, death came calling at an isolated little cabin on Wake-Robin Ridge. Now, nearly 50 years later, librarian Sarah Gray has quit her job and moved into the same cabin, hoping the peace and quiet of her woodland retreat will allow her to concentrate on writing her first novel. Instead she finds herself distracted by her only neighbor, the enigmatic and reclusive MacKenzie Cole, who lives on top of the mountain with his Irish wolfhound as his sole companion.

As their tentative friendship grows, Sarah learns the truth about the heartbreaking secret causing Mac to hide from the world. But before the two can sort out their feelings for each other, they find themselves plunged into a night of terror neither could have anticipated. Now they must unravel the horrifying events of a murder committed decades earlier. In doing so, they discover that the only thing stronger than a hatred that will not die is a heart willing to sacrifice everything for another.

A story of evil trumped by the power of love and redemption, Wake-Robin Ridge will transport you to the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and introduce you to characters you won’t soon forget.


This is the kind of book I like best–a combination of several good things.

In this case, a sweet romance, a puzzling mystery, and a dash of scary secrets. The combination of light humor, interesting puzzle, moments of bittersweet sadness, and heart-stopping terror make for a fascinating story.

And the characters are likable at some times, and others you just want to shake them–realistic, flawed, and interesting people.

You should totally check it out on Goodreads.

Tomorrow, Friday the 6th, it will be free on Amazon. When Marcia does more giveaways, I’ll let you guys know, in case you miss this one. She’s just getting started as a writer, and I know she could use honest reviews and ratings, if anyone has the chance. 🙂

About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

4 responses »

  1. Marcia says:

    Thank you so much, Caitlin, for such a lovely review! You know how excited I am about this, and I’m so pleased that you took the time to tell others my book is now available. I appreciate it more than you know! Big hugs to you!

  2. Marcia says:

    Reblogged this on Bookin' It and commented:
    Thank you, Caitlin, for this wonderful post. Lovely words from a lovely gal!

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