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Sandra Grey has proven to be an excellent author who exposes historical facts with romance and suspense mixed in. Grey’s shows horror of Stalin’s diabolical rule and her poignant prose touches the heart. The plot is filled with twists and challenges for the characters that involve the forced repatriation of the USSR, secret bomb factories staffed by kidnapped scientists and heart wrenching orphanage situations caused by the evil men in power.  The settings include England, France, Moscow, Siberia, and Japan. Grey’s ability to craft a a story compels the reader to keep turning pages from the beginning to the very end. Trespass is the third book I’ve read by this author and she is on my favorite list. I will definitely be looking for future novels by this talented writer.

Back Cover Copy:

Lieutenant Viktor Rostov warned them not to cross him. If Hans Brenner had listened, Natalie Allred might not have disappeared — and Hans might not be lying mortally wounded, his life forfeit to the Soviet MGB. All Hans wanted was to marry his sweetheart in America. But that was before an agreement between Hans and U.S. intelligence goes horribly wrong.

Lieutenant Rostov has no choice; with his daughter, Lucya, sentenced to a Siberian death camp in a governmental power play, he must deliver Hans or risk losing Lucya forever. To preserve Lucya’s life, Hans must help the Soviets build a bomb, and Natalie must swear allegiance to the motherland and to Rostov himself. Escape seems impossible within the iron grip of the secret police. And when the MGB begins to suspect betrayal, Hans and Natalie’s survival will hinge on two people. One must trespass against the laws of a nation that gave him a second chance, and the other must make a heart-wrenching choice: trespass against his country or against his heart.

Trespass is available for sale in LDS bookstores and on Amazon.

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Today’s post is an interview with Kaylee Baldwin. Her newly released novel, Meg’s Melody is available at Amazon or Barnes&Noble.com. The story combines romance with redemption and real conflict to remind you it’s never too late to find joy. I personally love music and so when I found out the protagonist does also and the plot takes her through some of the same challenges I’ve had to face I was drawn to the book immediately and feel that it will appeal to a broad audience.
Margaret: Who is your publisher and why did you choose them?
Kaylee: My publisher is Cedar Fort. Sometimes I feel like they chose me! I submitted my novel to them because they publish LDS books, and I have always loved reading the books they put out. Also, their covers are amazing.
Margaret: How do you choose your characters’ names?

Kaylee: I love choosing character names! Meg is one of my all-time favorite girl names, but it is also the name of my husband’s ex-girlfriend (you know, the one right before me, that we don’t really talk about.) So, naming a child Meg was nixed, but I can name my characters whatever I want.

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