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The Wind in the Woods
"Re-kindled love, a relentless stalker, an overprotected boy--woven into
a compelling tale of the Blue Ridge Mountains."
Part mystery, part family saga, and part love story, this Romantic Thriller
reveals a man's devotion to North Carolina's Green River Valley and the camp he
built to share its wonders; his daughter's pledge to hike the Blue Ridge, never
suspecting that a serial killer is stalking her; and nine-year-old Alvin Magee's
heart-warming discovery of freedom and responsibility in a place apart from
his adult world.
Charismatic widower, Tiger Morrison, spent a lifetime saving children from nature-deficit disorder,
only to find himself in the fight of his life to protect his undisturbed world from the land grab waging in the
Southern Blue Ridge Mountains. He's fighting to win Katie Warlick too, but she can't forgive him for not
wanting her the way she wanted him twenty years ago. ORDER ON LINE as a Paperback or e-reader at:
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A touching story of Family & Place
An heiress to one of the South's lumber dynasties
reaches out to her mountain roots for solace
after suffering a life-shattering blow, only to be
drawn into the race againsnt time to save the
beauty of the Hickory Nut Gorge in Western
"Rose Senehi begins her novel with a scene of
such high drama you wonder if she can sustain
the intensity...Senehi not only sustains that
opening intensity, she ups it in a high-speed
tale with as many twists as a country road."
"You'll want to carve out a sizable chunk of time to read
this book, because it's hard to put down for long. The Camp
Green River passages are charming; the romance stories
are absorbing; and the suspense is absolutely
riveting."-Schuyler Kaufman, CAROLINA MOUNTAIN LIFE.
"Rose Senehi is emerging as a skilled teller of
stories that connect people to place." - Katie Baer,
OUR STATE MAGAZINE
Do you like stories about women who are
their own heroes? Are you looking for action,
intrigue, unforgettable characters and enough
romance to keep you guessing? Then you've
come to the right author. My six novels are Contemporary
Suspense/Romances--all wih women as the main character, except
The Wind in the Woods. They also have an environment theme
interestingly woven into the plots. I hope you enjoy them.
RENDER UNTO THE VALLEY
wins Gold Medal in 2012 IPPY
Awards for Fiction-Southeast
Karen Godwell isn't as much ashamed of her mountain
heritage as of what she had to do to preserve it.
She reinvents herself at college and doesn't look back till her clan's
historic farm is threatened. The gutsy New York Metropolitan Museum
curator returns to the mountains only to come face to face with who
she was and what she did.
Decendants of the early settlers still have a grip on the farmlands deep
in the folds of the southern Blue Ridge Mountains, but the ground is
shifting beneath their feet. Cousin Bruce, the town historian, sees life
through the family's colorful two-hundred-year past; Tom Gibbons, a
local conservationist, keeps one eye on the mountians and the other on
Karen; Karen's nine-year-old daughter, Hali, is in the throes of the
mission her dying father sent her on; and Karen is hiding the ugly secret
that drove her away.
As she wrestles her dangerously cunning brother for the farm, Karen
straddles the divide between the staunchly independent mountain
culture she comes from and the sophisticated world she has become
Praise for Render Unto the Valley
"Render Unto the Valley is a many-stranded tale of
three generations of a star-crossed family
struggling to mend itself and preserve something
of its rightful heritage. In the midst of this
tempestuous story stands Travis Whitfield, as
stony hearted a bad hat as you are ever likely to
meet. But the female forces arrayed against him
are formidable. Are they strong enough to prevail?
Read and you'll find out. But be warned: It's a
--Fred Chappell, North Carolina poet laureate
emeritus and author of Ancestors and Others
and Look Back All the Green Valley.
Josua Simcox wrote in the Jan/Feb Issue of WNC
“Rose Senehi, author of the widely praised Blue Ridge Series of novels,
continues with her winning blend of romantic suspense and passion for
environmental conservancy in Render Unto the Valley…her talent for
authentic characterizations and high-tension plotting continue to grow.”
Rob Neufeld wrote in Asheville CITIZEN-TIMES, January 1, 2012
“Senehi offsets suspense with local preservation and history details, and
delivers handsomely. …even late in the novel, there are some intriguing
surprises. Ignore the archaic title and glib first paragraph… and enjoy the ride.
Midwest Book Review
“A small town drama that speaks to the mountain life. Render Unto the Valley
is an excellent and much recommended read, not to be overlooked.”
Rapid River Arts & Culture Magazine, Review by Patrice Tappe
"Using her own unique and descriptive writing style (reminiscent of Dean
Koontz), Senehi offers the reader a well-conceived thriller and conveys a
sense of breathless danger which escalates throughout...Rose Senehi's book
delights with an interesting cast of characters, some quirky, many based on
real-life people living in the counties of Western North Carolina."
Read the following reviews:
SUN., JAN 1st, Asheville CITIZEN TIMES and the Dec. 28, READ on WNC
SUN., JAN. 8th, Hendersonville TIMES-NEWS
JANUARY ISSUE of THE LAUREL OF ASHEVILLE
FEB. 2nd, Winston-Salem Journal's "RELISH" insert
FEB. ISSUE of the RAPID RIVER ARTS & CULTURE MAGAZINE (Page 30)
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