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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Rebecca Maney Reviews ~ The Newsmakers by Lis Wiehl + GIVEAWAY

Published January 19th 2016 by Thomas Nelson 

 Television reporter Erica Sparks has just landed her dream job at Global News Network. Beautiful, talented, and ambitious, Erica grew up dirt poor, worked her way through Yale, and is carrying a terrible secret. She moves to Manhattan to join GNN, leaving Jenny, her adored 7-year-old daughter, in the custody of her ex-husband. Erica’s producer at the network, Greg Underwood, is handsome and compelling. Scarred by her divorce, Erica is wary of romance, but there’s no denying the mutual attraction.

On one of her first assignments, Erica witnesses a horrific Staten Island ferry crash. Then she lands a coveted interview with presumptive presidential nominee Kay Barrish. During the interview Barrish collapses. Erica valiantly tries to save her with CPR. The footage rivets the world—GNN’s ratings soar and Erica is now a household name.

But she’s troubled. What a strange coincidence that both events should happen on her watch. It’s almost as if they were engineered. Is that possible?

Erica’s relentless pursuit of the truth puts her life and that of her daughter in danger. Her investigation leads her into the heart of darkness—where the future of our democracy is at stake.

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 Reviewed by Rebecca Maney

4 STARS!!!
Erica Sparks is convinced that she has reached the top echelon of television news when she is invited to join Global News Network, an up and coming news organization that small town girls like herself, could only dream about working for. Sadly, her first assignment is marred by tragedy; tragedy that she expertly films and reports, catapulting her name and face onto every major network in the world. Eerily, her second major assignment includes similar circumstances, and Erica begins to wonder if there is more going on than appears on the surface of her unprecedented success.

After engaging the help of a co-worker, Erika fears that her request has landed her friend at near death. Confiding in her attractive producer, Greg Underwood, also seems risky at best. Erica develops the eerie sensation that GNN's owner, Nylan Hastings, is not only brilliant, but psychopathic in his drive to reach the top; expertly eliminating anyone who proves detrimental to his cause. The cat- and- mouse game reaches another level when sordid details about her past are threatened to be revealed and Erica fears that her passion for journalism will prove to be fatal.

This sensational thriller is a page turner and gives the reader a glimpse, albeit fictional, into the world of global "newsmakers". 


Rebecca is a graduate of Bryan College with a degree in Christian Education, and is currently serving at the First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Gastonia, North Carolina as the Director of Children's Ministry. With nearly 28 years of experience in her field, she has had many opportunities to use her love of reading and writing in creative ways across the generations. A wife, mother of four "nearly" grown children, and grandmother to four beautiful grandchildren, Rebecca has been able to return to her love of reading and more recently reviewing, with a renewed passion for the "beauty of story".

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Rebecca has graciously offered to send a blog follower her extra paperback  HARD COVER copy of The Newsmakers! US ONLY (48 contiguous states). 

Leave a comment for Rebecca, and be sure to let us know how you follow Stuff & Nonsense (GFC preferred but you also have the option of Bloglovin or by email). Please include your email address so you can be contacted if you win. Use a format like this -- you[at]here[dot]com -- to prevent spammers.

A winner will be announced on Feb 22nd.

~Happy Reading~ 


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44 comments:

  1. Engineered news events to boost ratings? This sounds like a good read. Thanks for the review and giveaway.

    I follow your blog on GFC. momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. Hi Loraine, Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower! I went over to your website and perused around and now I'm following your blog too. :)

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    2. It's a great read with a beautifully designed story flow. Good luck in the giveaway!

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  2. That sounds like a great book, just the type that peaks my interest. I really love the name of your blog, 'Stuff and Nonsense' are always treasures!

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    1. Hi Mary, The title comes from a line one of my favorite literary characters, Marilla Cuthbert, spoke in Anne of Green Gables. :)

      Be sure and come back and leave your email address in case you win!

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  3. Thanks for the review, Anne, and a chance at the giveaway!
    Here's my email: hello_kitty224(at)yahoo(dot)com
    I hope I did that right!

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    1. Hey Kitty! You did great!!! Glad you stopped by to read Rebecca's review. I would be lost without her invaluable help here. :)

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  4. This book sounds very interesting. It looks like Erica needs someone to rescue her! Thanks for this giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. Hi Donna, I know, right?! Rebecca has made a compelling case to get this book. :)

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  5. Sounds like a great story - I would love to win this giveaway! I follow on GFC as well as email. bettimace[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Hello Betty! Great to see you. Thanks for stopping by today. :)

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  6. You had me hooked from the first couple of sentences. I have to read this one.

    Never heard of Stuff and Nonsense until this post. Will research.
    Sonnetta_jones[at]hotmail[dot]com

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    1. Thanks for popping in, Sonnetta! Did you sign up to follow the blog? If so, maybe you could pop back over and let me know. Have a blessed day!

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    2. I am following the blog. Sonnetta_jones[at]hotmail[dot]com

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    3. I was hooked on the book rather quickly myself. If you love suspense novels, this is a good one.

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  7. This looks like a great read! Thanks for doing this for your readers!! I am new to following Stuff & Nonsense via Facebook. :) Have a Blessed Day!
    swanphillips4@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for following along, Wenona! Which method did you choose? Glad to have you here. :)

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    2. Wenona, you will really enjoy Anne's blog. Very thoughtful, creative and artistic. Good luck in the giveaway!

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  8. Wow. I bet this book will get my mind off of everything. So exciting. What gave you the idea for this book? I follow on GFC and email. fishingjan[at]aol[dot]com

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    1. Hi Jan, Books are good for a temporary escape, aren't they? The author isn't on here so I'm sorry your question can't be addressed. :(

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  9. I've heard about this book in a couple of places now ... guess I need to read it! Thanks for the chance to win a copy. I'm following your blog. :)
    twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Pegg, My TBR is growing at a crazy rate! Wish there were more hours in a day. :)

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  10. Mmmmmm...Could the future of our democracy be at stake?! I would love to read this book.

    I follow your blog via psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hey Caryl! Weeeellll, I don't know. ;)

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    2. There is a lot of intentional "food for thought" in this book, for sure! Hope you win a copy!

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  11. The cover has me hooked.... sonflower277 at gmail dot com

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    1. Isn't it great?! Thanks for stopping in, Karen. Are you a follower of the blog in some way? That's the one requirement for entering the giveaway. there's lots of ways to follow along. Just check out the sidebar, if you're not already.

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  12. Love to visit here! Great blog and great giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hey Melanie, Thanks for hosting a link up for giveaways! And for following along here. :)

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  13. Thanks for a great review Rebecca! I'll be sharing this on FB Group, Christian Book Giveaways & Deals. I also followed your blog via bloglovin

    Thanks
    justcommonly[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Rebecca and I appreciate you sharing the review and giveaway, and also for following along. :)

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  14. Sounds like a good read. I follow the blog. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom.

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    1. Hi Kim, Thanks for following along to be entered in the giveaway. Have a blessed weekend!

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  15. I follow by GFC.. Enjoyed the review & would enjoy reading this!
    dkstevensneAToutlookD OTCOM

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    1. Hey Deanna, Good to see you :) Hoe all is well!

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  16. Following Stuff and Nonsense on Facebook. This sounds like a great read, would really like to read.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Dianne, Welcome to the blog! Blessings~

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    2. I practically devoured this book, it is very thought provoking on many levels. Put it on your "to read" list if you don't win a copy!

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  17. Oooh, what a fabulous review, my friend. I must say that I had an opportunity to review this book, but I declined simply because I wasn't sure if I would like it. Now after reading this I am kicking myself for not grabbing the chance {{smiles}}

    Anyway, I would love to be entered. I follow you on GFC and Bloglovin {I think}. I hardly ever go to Bloglovin so I can't remember.

    Thinking of you and wishing you a lovely weekend. Hugs!

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    1. Hey Stephanie! Rebecca does a GREAT job reviewing. Because of her, my TBR stack gets higher and higher. I need more hours in my day. :) I wouldn't have requested this book either, but it sure does sound intriguing.

      Enjoy your weekend ~ {{hugs}}

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    2. Lis Wiehl is consistently good, at least in my opinion. I love her story flow; not over-written, but full of pertinent details. Good luck!

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  18. As always another awesome book that will keep readers on the edge of their seat.,thanks for the chance of a copy of the book that will keep me up late finishing it.
    Jhdwayne(at)peoplepc(dot)com
    Deana

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    1. I would have read it in one sitting if I could have. You will never view "newsmakers" in quite the same way. Good luck in the giveaway!

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  19. I am following on Google.
    Jhdwayne(at)peoplepc(dot)com

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I am so delighted that you've taken time to come by and comment. Blessings for a joy-filled day!

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