04 September 2014

Teresa S. Mathews Reviews Under a Turquoise Sky by Lisa Carter

Under a Turquoise Sky by Lisa Carter

Abingdon Press  September 2014

Reviewed by Teresa S. Mathews

5 Stars*****

What an exciting story Lisa Carter has penned. This is the saga of Aaron Yazzie aka Rafael Chavez, a tough-as-nails FBI agent, and Kailyn Eudailey, a beautiful southern belle both on the inside and out. On the surface these two are nothing alike yet deep down both harbor hurts from abusive pasts; perhaps that's why they are like oil and water when they are together; what an amazing and delicious mix!!

Kailyn Eudailey endured the horror of seeing her new best friend being murdered at the hands of her Mexican Mafia husband, Esteban Flores, now her life will never be the same. Seeing that monster behind bars will be worth her being put in the witness protection program, besides she doesn't mind leaving behind her empty life as the granddaughter of the elite Carole Eudailey.

When Aaron Yazzie is asked by his adopted dad to take over the protection of a young woman that has witnessed a murder by Esteban Flores he has no clue they have already met; had he known who it was he probably would have refused. When Kailyn recognizes who she thinks is Rafael Chavez, she panics because the last time she saw him was in the company of Esteban Flores. Once again it seems she has been sold out and marked for death!

When Flores' men show up to take out Kailyn, Aaron has no choice but to take her and run. After being tracked down a second time and almost killed Aaron decides to take this infuriating woman to the one place where no one would ever think to look them...The Navajo Reservation; as very few people know his true heritage. What Aaron decides to do on the way there even he can't understand! Could it be he has broken the number one rule of law enforcement; he has fallen for his witness? When an unexpected evil from Aaron's past shows up, will he be able to keep both Kailyn and himself from certain death?

Lisa Carter has quickly become one of my favored authors; one who writes intriguing stories that catch my attention from the start!! She also has a beautiful illuminating voice that flowed effortlessly while describing the vast landscape of the Navajo Nation; she made me feel as though I was there beholding its splendor. If you are looking for a book that will be well worth your time then look no further, this is the one to grab!!

***Thanks to the Abingdon Press and Net Galley for supplying a copy of this in exchange for my honest opinion.***

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GIVEAWAY:We will be giving away one copy of this wonderful book. US winner's choice of format, International winner e-book only. Leave a comment to be entered in the drawing. 

24 comments:

  1. Great review, Teresa! Sounds like Lisa has herself a winner in UNDER THE TURQUOISE SKY And I love that part of the country - it is so beautiful! Blessings to you both from Texas!

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    1. Thank you CARYL!! Lisa is a very talented storyteller!! :-)

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  2. Wonderful review TERESA, this sounds like a must-read for me! Looking forward to 'visiting' the Navajo Reservation and experiencing some more of the beautiful USA! :-)

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    1. NOELA come on girl!! I can't wait for you to make it here or I win the lottery and come to the land down under!! lol Oh wait!! I guess that means I have to play the lottery; I don't do that so maybe Publishers Clearing House will show up with my HUGE Check!! :-)

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  3. Teresa, thank you for your great review of Under a Turquoise Sky. It sounds like a wonderful book. Thank you for the giveaway!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. MELANIE you are very welcome, it's so good to see you drop by. Here's hoping for a win for you!!

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  4. I do love it when opposites attract. Sounds wonderful.

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    1. MARY I'm with you, there's nothing better when two worlds collide!! :-)

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  5. Beautiful review, Teresa!! Thank you!!

    WOW!! What an exciting book - "Under a Turquoise Sky" sounds like one adventure after another, fraught with suspense and danger!! I'm dying to find out the mystery behind Aaron's identity, enjoy reading about the American Indian, and love characters with troubled pasts - love reading about their redemption. And of course, romance is always good too, (LOL)!!

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    1. BONNIE I only touched on some of the excitement and adventure that LISA put in this wonderful book! I hope you get to read it soon, you will love it!! :-)

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  6. This sounds so intriuiging! Love to win it! Shelia Hall sheliarha64@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi SHELIA I sure hope you win also; this is a exciting read so I know you will love it!!!

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  7. Ms. Carter has become one of my favourite authors, too. I recently read Beneath a Navajo Moon, and was in the midst of the story. I so enjoyed the pieces of Navajo culture in the story, juxtaposed with the outsider anthropologist, and an ancient mystery. I look forward to the same spellbinding story telling in "Under a Turquoise Sky!"
    ~ Robin E. Mason
    robinsnest212.wordpress.com
    (the profile below for some reason does not like my wordpress ID!!)

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    1. ROBIN I always joke that blogger doesn't like me, it can be very picky! I so enjoy LISA's work; she has a remarkable way of describing the beauty of the desert! If you loved Beneath a Navajo Moon I know you will like this one!! Thanks for dropping by!! :-)

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  8. I haven't read anything by Lisa Carter, but this book sounds very exciting. Thanks for the great review!

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    1. Oh KAY I sure hope you get to read some of LISA's books soon! She has a beautiful descriptive voice! Thanks for dropping by!! :-)

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  9. I don't read a lot of suspense, but have been reading a good bit of contemporary stuff recently. I might like to try this out and take a trip into romantic suspense!

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    1. PATTY I promise you will love LISA's books, they have just the right amount of suspense and romance. :-)

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  10. Great review Wow it sure sounds like a thriller
    God bless u
    Chris Granville

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    1. Hi CHRIS it was quite thrilling to say the least! LISA does a splendid job keeping you on your toes! :-)

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  11. Your review is tantalizing, TERESA!!!! But, don't enter me because I have no idea how I could find time to read anymore books right now.

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    1. ANNE maybe you can read this when you get caught up with you reading! Or are you like me, thinking that may never happen?! lol I don't think I ever WANT to catch up!! :-)

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  12. This sounds like a wonderful book. thanks, great review!

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    1. DEANNA thank you, it was very easy to write a review for as it was quite an exciting read!! :-)

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