While vacationing in Mexico, two similar-looking young women find themselves caught in a chain reaction of mistaken identities. Amelia is a wealthy heiress and business owner, and Savannah is a sweet Mormon girl deciding whether or not to serve a mission. When they end up on the same flight to Phoenix, Savannah and Amelia unravel the sequence of events that wreaked havoc on their trips, and they make plans to resolve the subsequent misunderstandings. But their flight is cut short when the plane crashes, killing one of the young women and plunging the other into a world of intrigue and deceit where identity means everything.

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Review by Nicole Giles

Nichole Giles-Author
I love it when people read my book...I love it even better when they like...and even better than that, I LOVE it when people say nice things in public about my book. Nicole Giles posted this on her blog:

"I’ve always been intrigued by the idea that everyone has a twin somewhere in the world, and Betsy Love did a great job of using this idea to weave a plot of danger and mystery, with nice little doses of sweetness and spirituality. I liked that we were able to see the story unfold from several different points of view, as it gave the story depth and tension that otherwise wouldn’t have been possible.

Favorite scene: a mud fight between Savannah and her brother Shawn in which Haley’s new lavender suit becomes a victim. The family dynamic there gave me even more reason to love the characters to which I’d already become attached. 

Since the identity switch theme has been recently done a few times, it was hard to feel like this was a fresh new idea. However, it was done in a completely different way and with enough tension that I was able to forgive the things that felt too similar or familiar. Admittedly, I was somewhat bothered by the bad-guy character (who shall remain nameless to prevent spoilers) who was falsely Mormon, but somehow held a temple recommend and planned (in more than one place in the story) to use it. That part was difficult to believe, and pulled me out of the story when it was brought up. But all in all, I enjoyed it nonetheless.

If you’re looking for a clean read filled with intrigue and mysterious tension, I recommend you pick up a copy of Identity and get reading."

Click here to see what she's also saying about Walnut Springs Press! Thanks again, Nicole for your awesome review! 

You can purchase her delightful LDS Humor book Mormon's Mishaps and Mischief here.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Reviews Keep Rollin' In!

So here are a couple more reviews for Identity

"I loved this book, the characters were engaging and the plot had plenty of twists and turns, kept me guessing who the good and the bad guys were, I highly recommend it!" Adrienne from Utah--on Deseret Book

"Identity is Betsy Love's 1st published novel. It is fast moving, full of adventure and suspense. The characters and the plot are well developed and there are enough twists to keep the reader wondering which girl really survived the plane crash, and just who the too good to be true boy friend really is.
I loved this story, I didn't want to put it down.
The Kindle version does have some serious formatting issues, but the story made it worth ignoring them." Mary Walker on Goodreads

"Betsy, I loved your book!!!!!!! The way the story twists around had me excited to turn the pages. The spiritual side to the story really ministered to me. It helped me to understand Mormons link to the family and how prayer works. After all, praying to the Father, in the name of Jesus and with the evidence of the Holy Spirit is the promise of finding Him in our lives. You did a beautiful job portraying that. I really enjoyed reading this book." Lori Dobbins

Identity by Betsy Love For a debut novel, Identity packed a great performance. This novel had a few twists and turns and the ending was a surprise. Samantha is a very active Mormon girl vacationing in Mexico with her best friend Haley. Samantha can't decide if she wants to serve a mission, Amelia is on vacation with her fiance Brent. When the flight to Phoenix crashes and kills all but six passengers, including one of the girls, things go topsy-turvy. When Samantha recovers from her two month coma, she doesn't remember any of her prior life and hasto learn everything over again, even to learning to love her family again. Her brother Shawn, ready to leave for the mission field, is concerned about her feelings for the new single man in their ward. Brent is suscpicious about the crash, finding out that someone tampered with the commuter plane. He has problems with knowing how to pray, so asks his secretary, who is a Mormon, to help. He feels the urgency to get to Samantha to warn her she's in danger. With the police on his tail, he borrows his secretary's car to get to Phoenix. With Samantha's family hot on the trail of the people involved in the plane tampering and another murder in Mexico, and trying to rescue Samantha, we have quite a scene. With Samantha and Amelia having a striking resemblance, anything can happen. I thoroughly recommend this debut novel to anyone who loves a good romance with a lot of suspense thrown in. Teri, WA on Deseret Book

Have you read Identity? Would you like to see your review here? Leave a comment with your contact information and I'd love to have your review posted here. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What People Are Saying About Identity

I'm starting to get a few reviews in different places: Facebook, Goodreads, Etc. Here are my favorites:

"I just finished Identity and loved it. I have never read an LDS book and I have to say I probably never would have. The strong sense of family and love for Heavenly Father shone through in every paragraph! I hope this becomes a best seller. It has honor, intrigue AND integrity! Great Book Betsy! Congratulations!" ~Victoria Lessell

"I really enjoyed this book. From the beginning it captured my attention and I thought that the story was original and interesting. There were some real nailbiting parts that kept me turning pages and shushing interrupters. I read the Kindle version and although there were some serious formatting issues, the story kept me going. Great job, Betsy!" ~Andrea Smith

The next one I had to edit because of spoilers:

"I really enjoyed the story. I liked:
•the idea of look alikes
•the relationship of Haley to both girls
•being uncertain which girl was which. I couldn't decide if the missionary was the missionary and the finace' would be wrong. Or if he'd be right. I was torn between wanting the family to be whole and wanting the couple to reunite." ~Canda Mortensen

"A tropical vacation turns into a deadly puzzle where happily-ever-after and the family fortune hang on who solves it first. Betsy Love’s first novel will keep you guessing until the last page is turned." ~Liz Adair

Have you read Identity yet? What did you think? 

If you haven't purchased yours you can click here to get your own copy. Or you can win one from Walnut Springs from now until Sept. 15 by following this link.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Identity on Kindle

While I was anxiously awaiting my book to be published, it slipped right past me on it's way to ebook on Amazon. Needless to say, I was thrilled when I did a Google search and BAM! There it was. I could hardly breathe. I danced around the room, had tears in my eyes, and had to announce it to anyone who would listen, including all my Facebook and Twitter friends. Then I had to keep racing outside to update my husband (who was working on our boat) about who said they'd bought one. Four copies sold tonight (that I know of). 

If you'd like to purchase one you can click here to download a copy for your ebook reader. 

The print version will be available mid August. Keep checking back for updates.

I hope you love reading it as much as I loved writing it. And I hope after you've read it, you'll let me know what you think.

Thank you Walnut Springs Press for making my dream possible. And to you my readers who take this journey with me.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Cover for Identity

I am sure no one awaits the book release like the author. No one sits by their computer waiting for the galleys to come like the author. There isn't a single other person who dances with such giddy joy when the cover finally arrives as a jpeg in an email as the author. Or that box of books with her words, her very own words. 

But that is the life of an author. This is the part we love the most! It's the thing that validates us us as writers. I haven't gotten my box of books, but I did get the cover today. If you could have been in my shoes you would have danced all over the room in joy. So here is my cover.

Thank you Amy Orton and Linda Mullineaux at Walnut Sprints Press for making my dream come true!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Change of Plans

So, May 31 came and went. I got to start on the edits, but then my project was pushed back by more pressing projects. What? You mean mine's not the most urgent? Okay, so I'll wait. Not that I'm complaining, because I really am not complaining. Who would have thought that my novel, I mean--my novel, written by little old me, would be accepted? I always believed in my book. (Okay maybe I had a few doubts.) It's a great story!

Most books take up to a year, sometimes more, to be published. So for me to sign my contract and then have it come out in May? Wow, that's fast. So what if it's pushed back a few weeks, even a few months? That's still faster than most books.

In the meantime, I'm working on other projects, content to keep myself occupied.

On the bright side, Linda sent me the first 137 pages to review and edit. That's over 1/3 of the book. I'm pretty sure the rest will go fast, and before you know, Shabamm! I'll have a book in my hands, with a cover that will rock anything I imagine. (Because I know Amy is that good!).

So, sit back, hang on. There's a book coming out. And I know it will be soon. Thanks for coming along on my journey!