Who is Trying to Silence Penny?
Penny Thorton's dreams of being a park ranger start to unravel her first
week on the job when she finds a dead bear in Yellowstone's backcountry.
Shots are fired as she runs away, but once she tells the authorities, all
evidence evaporates. Penny's aunt Iris, who is bent on eradicating an
invasive species of daisy from the park, puts that mission on hold when
more bears are killed and she becomes entangled in the mystery. After
several attempts on Penny's life, she and Iris learn to trust no one, not
even their friends.
To celebrate the release of Poaching
the talented Carole Thayne Warburton
(see her photo below - she's the one with the bright smile, not the one with laid-back ears!) is
giving away a $50 gift certificate to her ETSY shop
(It sounds divine, doesn't it?) Her beautiful pottery makes this a giveaway you don't want to
miss. Want to win? Of course you do, so follow the easy
instructions below. Go ahead and enter! (You'll be glad you did!):
1. Leave a comment telling us what you
liked about the review (see my review beneath the rugged book cover below) and why you are excited to
Daisies. For each review you comment on, you'll receive
a separate entry. Don't forget to
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March 24: Janet Jensen
March 25: Julie Coulter
March 26: Liz Adair
March 27: Braden
March 28: Shirley
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Contest ends April 3, 2013. You could be the winna-winna-winna of one-of-a-kind, conversation piece pottery!
If you've never been to Yellowstone Park, "Poaching Daisies" will take you there with vivid descriptions and actual place names. You can depend on author Carole Thayne Warburton's accuracy, since she's visited Yellowstone over 70 times! (Do you think that perhaps she might like to live there?)
I had to wonder about the title when I first began reading, but the significance soon became evident with the introduction of a spunky young woman ranger named Penny, her all natural Aunt Iris, and her aunt's nemesis, a hunter named Russ. With fast action, (sometimes a little bit fast for me), the mystery of who's shooting at Penny with intent to kill unravels.
Not only does this story present a life and death mystery, but also addresses the question of how much conservation is too much? Without giving away the ending, I'll say that a certain lucrative Yellowstone Park commodity surprised me. Warburton knows her genre, and delivered the information in a unique, entertaining way.
There's give and take in relationships throughout this story, which sometimes addresses wildly fluctuating emotions. The stakes raise even higher as the story progresses to its deadly climax.
If you enjoy adventure in the outdoors, you should enjoy "Poaching Daisies" from an author who knows what the outdoors is all about.