Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hush Little Baby by Suzanne Refearn-Interview and Review plus a giveaway!

Hush Little Baby was a fantastic, page-turning saga that not only enthralls the reader, but sheds important light on the issue of domestic violence. Suzanne Redfearn has woven a story that holds the reader in rapture wanting to find out the fate of the characters in this story. Trust me when I tell you that you'll have a difficult time setting the book aside to go about your daily routine. I'll readily admit that domestic violence sits at the far recesses of my brain, and I don't think about it until it is thrust in front of me, on the pages of a book. With shades reminiscent of the movie Sleeping with the Enemy and Enough, you'll be wishing Gordon gets his ass kicked by his wife! 

Here's a synopsis: Jillian Kane is a successful architect, with a seemingly loving husband and father, Gordon. With his job as a police officer, Gordon exerts power and control over the suspects he comes across, but no one is suspicious of his actions behind closed doors. When Jillian realizes that nothing will change who Gordon really is, and that one day he was capable of killing her and taking the kids from her, she decides to make a run for it with both of her children, Drew and Addie. Does Jillian have what it takes to save herself and her children, or will Gordon ultimately triumph? "Hush Little Baby skillfully explores how desperation drives the darker impulses of human nature, even within the hearts of those who appear to have it all." 

I had the privilege of asking Suzanne to answer "5 Loves and a Bummer", and I know my wonderful blog readers will enjoy her answers as much as I did!

5 Loves
1. I love sitting on the couch watching my favorite shows with my family and my dog beside me.
2. I love going to an Angels game, sitting in the nose-bleed seats, and eating foot long hotdogs and Cracker Jacks.
3. I love surfing in the ocean and remembering how small I am and how miraculous the world is.
4. I love a day of no expectation then having something wonderful happen.
5. I love this journey, creating stories and characters and sharing them with the world, then hearing the amazing varied perspectives of the readers.

1. When my dog eats the package that the UPS man dropped on my porch because of a fierce canine notion he has that the brown-uniformed man and all that he delivers is evil.

To celebrate my love for you, dear reader, Suzanne has generously agreed to personally sign one copy for one lucky U.S. reader! Yay, you! Trust me, you do not want to miss out on this book! To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment below, and be sure to include your e-mail address in the body of the comment. You can use AT and DOT for your e-mail address to avoid the spammers! Good luck, loves!

Thanks again to Suzanne, and my friend Suzy, for an ARC of Hush Little Baby. Follow Suzanne on Facebook, and Twitter


  1. I agree, days of no expectations are pretty special. My problem is I'm great at creating my own expectations, usually more than are realistically possible to accomplish.
    This sounds like a great read. Everyone loves a page-turner! Thanks for the giveaway.
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  2. Ooh, sounds like a good one, but then again, I've enjoyed all of your literary suggestions so far. Thanks for the opportunity to win :) lvlrios AT gmail DOT com

  3. Oh my goodness! This is on my wishlist! Thanks for the giveaway! It's one of those books that you want to read, but I don't think it will be mentally easy to read.

    Laura Kay

  4. Sounds fascinating, dark and dangerous. I think it would make an excellent movie too. Thank you for the giveaway, please enter my name in the draw. carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

  5. This intriguing novel is fascinating and compelling. Thanks for this great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. Impressive and gripping. Thanks for the giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  7. So glad to find and follow your blog! This sounds like a riveting book and I would love to win a copy! Thank you so much for the giveaway!!

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    1. Thank you for following! Continue to come back often for more giveaways! :)

  8. Oh, don't even get me going about policemen. I think a large portion of them are socio-paths. That's why the work appeals to them, they are going after thier own kind. Look at how many police officers kill there wifes ever year. It is highly out of proportion to the rest of the population. I look forward to reading this book. I hope she gets away.

  9. Tamara at Traveling with T posted that you had also reviewed Hush Little Baby, so here I am. I'm also a new follower...I love your design!

    I really need to read this! I loved the answers Suzanne gave too!

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  10. This book sounds very good! Thank you for the entry.


  11. Mistaken another "Hush Little Baby" for this book available in the library!

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  12. I am looking forward to reading Hush Little Baby and meeting Suzanne!


  13. Thanks so much for this giveaway. I've been reading a lot of positive reviews about it and would love to win.