Monday, August 23, 2010

Book Review of "Trapped", by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen

Back cover blurb for Trapped, by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen:

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.

As 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.


Trapped, by Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen, is a fantasy suspense romance novel. The action does not take place in an independently created fantasy world. Instead, the heroine, Emi, lives in a modern day condo, travels to what appears to be modern day Austria, and only then finds herself thrust into a world of supernatural secrets that she struggles first to accept, and then to embrace her own supernatural destiny.

I found the concept of the Firstborn She and the search for the Kuhati intriguing. The action is fast and intense towards the end of the book, with the stakes almost unbearably high for the heroine. The romance in this novel is very clean. If you enjoy suspense, fantasy, romance, and especially, a combination of the three, then you’ll want to check out Trapped!


Ronda's publisher, Walnut Springs Press, will be giving away THREE autographed copies of Trapped as part of her book blog tour.  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 leave a comment on, the more chances you'll have to win. Click here to see the other book blog stops for Trapped. Deadline for entering is midnight MST, August 27.


For the FTC: Walnut Springs Press generously gave me a free copy of Trapped for review. This has in no way influenced my comments above.

12 comments:

brendajean said...

I would love to visit Vienna. This looks like a great book- I love to win it:)

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Steve said...

I would enjoy Innsbruck

JoAnn Arnold said...

think Vienna would be my first choice

kbrebes said...

Innsbruck--The Imperial Palace! And Skiing!!

kbrebes@aol.com

Bonnie said...

I would have to Salzburg.

mellocello1@juno.com

flsongbyrd said...

I love fantasy, romance and suspense. Not only that, I am a Firstborn She and have been to Austria. I would love to see Salzburg. The book sounds wonderful. mlwalling85@gmail.com

Elizabeth Mueller said...

I'd go to Greece where my romance novel takes place! (I want a copy!)

Vicki said...

Vienna sounds so magical! I would love to go there!

MarthaE said...

This book sounds very interesting! Hmm - I don't know much of Austria. I think maybe Salzburg and the Hohensalzburg (Medieval) Castle would be a cool place to visit.

Janice said...

I love fantasy and Ronda! Don't think I could choose just one place to visit. All the choices sound marvelous!

Jocee said...

Sounds like an awesome book! I would love to go anywhere in Austria. I've been there once and it was beautiful!

Joyce DiPastena said...

Thank you to everyone who left comments on Ronda's blog tour! I can't wait to see who wins a copy of this book! :-)