Aug 12, 2010

Book Review - Trapped

By ~ Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen

AWARD WINNER: 2009 League of Utah Writers Full Length Novel contest, 1st Place 
Genre: Paranormal Suspense
Pages: 293
Release Date:  April 29, 2010
Content: Nothing Offensive

Back Cover:

A Forged Letter, A Golden Vial, An Ancient

Her expression remained somber, but excitement crept into her voice. You are the Firstborn She...You must go to them. You want me to act as bait? Not bait, Emi. A spy. Our Trojan horse. When Emi Warrin wakes one night to find a thief in her mother's house, she has no idea the intruder
has planted a trap - a mysterious letter that will change her life forever.
Lured to the Austrian Alps with Daniel, the man she loves, Emi is thrown
into a perilous, mafia-like world of feuding families and a devastating
curse that spans generations. As the Firstborn She - the only firstborn
female in hundreds of years - only Emi can free her family from the curse
that will soon afflict her as well. But for Emi to break the curse, she
must delve into evil designs.
Emi struggles to understand her destiny as the Firstborn She, she learns
that everything isn't as it seems and that all choices have consequences.
Can Emi break the curse before it's too late? 

About the Author: 

Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen's numerous magazine and internet writing credits include fiction and nonfiction published by The Friend, New Era, Ensign, Guideposts for Kids, Class Act, and She  also enjoys teaching writing and speaking in various venues.

Ronda first knew she wanted to be a writer when she was in the 6th grade. Her English teacher had been reading S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders to the class, and when she reached the section where Johnny urged Ponyboy to stay “gold,” Ronda realized she wanted to write "golden” words just as Hinton had. More than that, she wanted those words to encourage the "golden" in others. That remains one of her goals.

My Review: 

Even though I read the back cover of the book and had heard others discuss it, I had no idea it contained the paranormal elements that it does. I'm a lover of paranormal romance, so you can imagine how delighted I was when the medieval curse surfaced and the details of the main character's past was revealed.  Not only was I drawn further into the story, but I had a hard time putting the book down. Hinrichsen's ability to weave suspense with paranormal and romance was very entertaining. 

I also loved how she keeps the reader guessing. I'm usually pretty good at figuring out who the bad guys are in a book or movie, but more often than not, I was proven wrong. The twists and turns kept me frantically flipping the pages until the end.  

I highly recommend this book to any lovers of Paranormal Suspense. If you're interested in purchasing this book, and you should be, click HERE.

Filled with family secrets, intrigue, and romance
the blog tour

(August 9-August 24)
for Trapped by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen will
have it all.

We will be giving away THREE autographed copies!

All you
have to do is leave a comment (along with your email address if it isn't
on your blog profile) and answer the following question.

Which Austrian city would you most like to visit?

The more blogs you comment on the more entries
you'll receive.

All comments must be left by midnight MST
on August 27 to be eligible.

August 9
Heather Gardner

August 10
Jewel Adams

August 11
Mary Greathouse
Teri Rodeman

August 12
Lynn Fowlstone
Christine Bryant

August 13
Valerie Ipson
Sheila Stayley

August 16
Deanne Blackhurst

August 17
Connie Hall
C.S. Bezas

August 18
Kimberly Job
Tristi Pinkston

August 19
Karen Hoover
Nichole Giles

August 20
Alison Palmer
Jessica Williams

August 23
Joyce DiPastena
Laurie Lewis


  1. Thanks for the review, Christine. One of my goals is to entertain my readers, so I'm soooo glad you enjoyed it.:)

  2. Love this blog tour, Ronda. Can't wait to get my hands on your book! I would probably want to visit Vienna most.

    Have a fantastic day,

  3. This book is definitely on my reading list. I think I would visit Salzburg first, then I would visit all the rest.

  4. I think I'd visit Salzburg.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  5. I'd love to visit Vienna, and I'd love to win this book!

  6. Sounds like a great book! I would love to visit Austria again. I Loved Salzburg and would love to see Vienna- other then just the freeway.