Book Of The Day – The Betrayal

by Greg on April 10, 2012

Today we have a bargain Contemporary Romance book for ENT’s Book of the Day. The Betrayal by Kathryn Shay has a 3.7 star rating and is only 99 cents!

“I’ve been a Kathryn Shay reader for many years. I’ve always enjoyed her books and the stories she tells through her books. This is definitely a page turner (I stayed up way too late because I just couldn’t put it down!!) and there’s enough romance to keep your heart fluttering. I heartily recommend “The Betrayal” by Kathryn Shay. S. Burg – Amazon Reviewer

The Betrayal
by Kathryn Shay
Rating: 3.7 Stars
Category: Contemporary Romance
Price: $0.99


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With THE BETRAYAL, Kathryn Shay adds a brand new full length novel of romantic suspense to her impressive list of forty-three books, with five million copies in print. Follow this tale of twists and turns as two people find their lives totally entangled, no matter how hard they struggle against their connection.

Darcy Weston flees to her grandparents’ abandoned farm after her stepfather rapes her. There, she meets Jordan Mackenzie, a local boy, and the friendship of a lifetime begins. Jordan helps sustain Darcy with food and water, and his company, for months, but eventually her whereabouts are discovered. In subsequent years, the two young people try to stay in touch from their disparate worlds, but eventually they drift apart.

Flash forward twelve years. Jordan is an accomplished teacher and Darcy, an internationally famous, reclusive artist. They meet again when Jordan publishes a book that reveals secrets about Darcy’s past. But they find themselves thrown together first over the scandal his book creates, then over a murder. Once again, they turn to each other for help and comfort as they deal with police investigations, a variety of suspects from each other’s worlds, and a passion between them which won’t be denied.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed a book as much as “The Betrayal”. I’ve always been a huge Kathryn Shay fan mainly because her books are unique, meaningful and never trite. This one is no exception. If you enjoy good writing, love stories and suspense like I do, fire up your Kindle and start this book – You won’t be disappointed.


Although I’m not a great fan of romance, I found I couldn’t put this book down. I loved everything about it. The reader gets to see the main characters grow from innocence to maturity. As a reader I usually want to strangle at least one character in a book – but I found I was rooting for all the characters in this one. The story had many twists and turns to keep the reader engaged and the suspense was exciting. This book was a steal for the price, Shay deserves mush, much more!!


I have always loved Kathryn Shays writing and this book is no exception. It is a love story between Jordan and Darcy that started when they were teens and picks it back up as adults. This book has lots of twists and turns and great mystery. I did not figure out one of the killers and the person behind it till almost the end of the book, I highly recommend it!!


Wow 99c for such a good book. I have paid much more for books that are not nearly as good. There are many twists and turns in this mystery romance. It is an enjoyable read from a very good author.

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About The Author

Kathryn Shay is a lifelong writer. At fifteen, she penned her first ‘romance,’ a short story about a female newspaper reporter in New York City and her fight to make a name for herself in a world of male journalists – and with one hardheaded editor in particular. Looking back, Kathryn says she should have known then that writing was in her future. But as so often happens, fate sent her detouring down another path.

Fully intending to pursue her dream of big city lights and success in the literary world, Kathryn took every creative writing class available at the small private women’s college she attended in upstate New York. Instead, other dreams took precedence. She met and subsequently married a wonderful guy who’d attended a neighboring school, then completed her practice teaching, a requirement for the education degree she never intended to use. But says Kathryn, “I fell in love with teaching the first day I was up in front of a class, and knew I was meant to do that.”

Kathryn went on to build a successful career in the New York state school system, thoroughly enjoying her work with adolescents. But by the early 1990s, she’d again made room in her life for writing. It was then that she submitted her first manuscript to publishers and agents. Despite enduring two years of rejections, she persevered. And on a snowy December afternoon in 1994, Kathryn sold her first book to Harlequin Superromance.

Since that first sale, Kathryn has written twenty-five books for Harlequin, nine mainstream contemporary romances for the Berkley Publishing Group, one mainstream novel with Bold Strokes Books and two online novellas, which Berkley then published in traditional print format. She has three never-before-published novellas and two full-length novels up on Amazon, and one anthology up at Barnes and Noble and other online outlets.

Kathryn has become known for her powerful characterizations – readers say they feel they know the people in her books – and her heart-wrenching, emotional writing (her favorite comments are that fans cried while reading her books or stayed up late to finish them). In testament to her skill, the author has won five RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Awards, four Holt Medallions, four Desert Quill Awards, the Golden Leaf Award, the Booksellers Best Award and several online accolades.

Even in light of her writing success, that initial love of teaching never wavered for Kathryn. She finished out her teaching career in 2004, retiring from the same school where her career began. These days, she lives in upstate New York with her husband and two children. “My life is very full,” she reports, “but very happy. I consider myself fortunate to have been able to pursue and achieve my dreams.”

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Kathryn Shay and ENT appreciate it.

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1 Vish April 11, 2012 at 1:22 am

a quick update the book is now no 16 overall. thanks to you listing it.appreciate it

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