Circumvent ~ Review with Giveaway

Circumvent JustRead Blog + Review Tour

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Circumvent by S. K. Derban, 


By S. K. Derban

Nikki and Ruggiero Delemont have what seems like a perfect life. They live in Hawaii, Nikki working from home, and Rugi as a pastry chef. Life is busy but relaxing. But when Nikki gets an assignment that takes her to France their world is about to get upended. 

Nikki's assignment is an article, or rather a group of articles, set in France. But when Nikki doesn't get back to Rugi letting him know that she arrived safely, he's more than a little concerned. What follows is a search that brings more questions than answers.

Circumvent is a mystery that even though the reader sees both sides of there are some things that even the reader is left to wonder and speculate about. 

In all honesty, I was a little leary with the first few pages as I felt in my opinion it was straddling the fence for belonging in the "clean read" classification. But from there on I had no real concerns. 

The pacing of the story is just right with the various characters reacting well to their unique situations. Each character change is identified so the reader knows whose viewpoint is being presented. 
Overall I would say that this was excellent reading.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book with no expectation but that I provide my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed are my own.

Title: Circumvent 
Author: S. K. Derban 
Publisher: TouchPoint Press 
Release Date: November 9, 2017 
Genre: Clean Ready Mystery 

When perfection turns to panic an isolated couple must learn: 
 “For we walk by faith, not by sight…” 

Imagine living in a quaint, beach-front cottage on the Hawaiian island of Maui. You have an amazing job, combined with the pleasure of working from home. Lunch breaks become a daily picnic on the sand. Dessert is always included because of your marriage to a famous pastry chef. Life could not be any better. Or so it seems… 

French-born, Nikki Sabine Moueix travels to Hawaii for a special work assignment, but the job of writing an article about a famous Swiss pastry chef generates more than a magazine piece. They fall in love, get married, and Nikki Moueix becomes Mrs. Ruggiero DelĂ©mont. 

When another assignment calls for Nikki to spend three weeks in France, Ruggiero’s schedule prevents him from joining her. She travels alone, advancing straight into danger. After a threatening confrontation, Nikki wakes up in a French hospital with no knowledge of her past. After she fails to check in, Ruggiero panics and pushes for an immediate investigation. But as he closes in, Nikki’s new found friend moves her to another city. It becomes a game of hide and seek with Nikki as the prize. 

CIRCUMVENT allows readers to form a bond with Nikki as they yearn for her to remember. They will cheer for Ruggiero and his relentless determination to locate his beloved wife. This is a story about two people who never lose their faith in God, and find amazing friends to help them along the way.

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S.K. Derban

S.K. Derban resides with her husband in Southern California. Although born in the United States she moved to London within the first three months, and remained in England until the age of five. Her father, an American citizen, was a decorated veteran of the Second World War. Her British mother was involved with the London Royal Ballet Company, and a great fan of the arts. After returning to the United States, Derban’s life remained filled with a love of the theatre, and a passion for British murder mysteries.

S.K. Derban’s personal travel and missionary escapades are readily apparent as they shine through into her characters. Readers are often transported virtually across the globe. She has traveled to Hong Kong on five separate occasions to smuggle Bibles into China, and has been to Israel on seven missionary trips. Derban’s other adventures include visits to Bangkok, Greece, Egypt, Italy, and the Caribbean. Beginning with her faith in the Lord, S.K. Derban relies on all aspects of her life when writing. She hopes her books will allow readers to go on holiday without having to pack!

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  1. Nice cover.

  2. Thank you for sharing your excellent review and the book and author's details, this sounds like a must read for me

  3. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Would be a good book for fall reading.
    Thanks for the contest.


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