Today’s Book of the Day is a Historical Mystery by Lisa Grace and it’s 50% off for a limited time. The 15th Star has a 3.9 star rating and is on sale for only $2.99 – save $3!
“This is one of the most fun stories I’ve read in a long time. I could not put it down and read it all in one day. I felt there was a perfect mixture of everything one could want in a good book, ie: Drama, Mystery, Action, History, Humor and Romance.” Rebecah – Amazon Reviewer
The 15th Star
by Lisa Grace
Rating: 3.9 Stars
Genre: Historical Mystery
Price: $2.99 save $3
Set during the War of 1812:
In the fall of 1809 Grace Wisher, a young slave girl, escapes the plantation to live her life in the port city of Baltimore, Maryland. She is indentured to Mary Pickersgill who teaches her the skill of sewing flags and standards. Yet Grace is hiding a terrible secret, one men will murder for even hundreds of years later.
In the present, Keiko Zorben is finishing her master’s degree by working as an intern at the Smithsonian Institute. While archiving mislabeled letters, she finds a clue to the whereabouts of the missing star from the Star Spangled Banner. For over two hundred years its location has been a real-life mystery, until now.
Keiko asks the handsome Dr. Julian Lone Wolf, the head of the American Indian Studies Department, to join her on her search for the missing star.
When a docent is murdered and an attempt is made on their lives, Keiko and Julian realize finding the missing star and the secret it holds, is their only key to survival.
“The 15th Star” has been compared by first readers as a mix of “National Treasure” meets “1776″.
Here’s what the reviewers have to say:
Loved it! I enjoyed it so much I couldn’t put it down. I really enjoyed how she was able to weave history into real time. I felt a part of the story. EXCELLENT!!
I was hooked from the first page and could not put it down, well written and fluidic throughout the entire book. Each character is well developed and I could actually feel the emotions intended. You actually are intertwined with what emotional pain the early character endured and how it must have been to have walked in her shoes. Tremendous success for this title, I loved all of it.
A wonderful blend of history, mystery and excitement,I could not put the book down and finished it in a day and a half.
What a great book!!! An edge of your seat thriller, good mystery and lots of historical detail. The plot/story well developed. The Characters were believeable and worked well together. There were some twists that I didn’t expect ;but they just added to the story.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a mystery and American history.
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About The Author
Lisa Grace’s Angel Series “Angel in the Shadows Book 1″, and “Angel in the Storm, Book 2″ are in development for a major movie through Motion Picture Pro Studios, which has been involved in five Academy Award winning films including: “Fargo”, “Shakespeare in Love”, “Life is Beautiful”, and “The Usual Suspects.”
“I spent seven months researching the War of 1812 and the years before it, concentrating on the port city of Baltimore. What the war was about depended greatly on where people lived geographically. President Madison declared war because of the merchant ships being confiscated by the British navy. However, if you lived in the northern most parts of America, or the territories of the deep south and west, they perceived the war to be about their right to defend and settle the land. This book is a snapshot in time revolving around a real life history mystery. To this day, the fifteenth star from the Star Spangled Banner is still missing. I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I enjoyed writing it.” Lisa Grace
Lisa Grace lives on the waterfront along the West Coast of Florida with her husband and daughter. “When the summers get too hot, we migrate to our cabin in the northern woods of Wisconsin along with our dwarf Netherland’s albino bunny. We leave our manatee, dolphin, and a wild turkey (what kind of seagull is that?) at home in the Gulf. Somehow they manage to get along without us,” Lisa says.
Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Lisa Grace and ENT appreciate it.