Root Of Deceit

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After Tora Carrick was swindled out of a substantial sum of money, she lost her husband in a tragic accident. Later, when the grieving period finally came to an end, her best friend found clues that he was not dead after all. With apprehension and eagerness, they searched for more evidence to discover not everything appeared the way it seemed. Illusion for one is the reality for another.
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Words: 86,280
Language: English
ISBN: 9781466198074
About Valerie Townsend

In December 2003, I moved away from the city with my husband, to a home he built for us on a lakefront property. Although I still worked in the city as Office Administrator for an international company, moving outside the city provided a peaceful and quiet lifestyle.

To make our lives more tranquil, we got rid of our television leaving more quality time spent together. During the evenings, I read books to my husband or we read separately on our own.

Without the distraction of television and other outside noises, the notion of writing a book began to fill my mind. As I pondered the idea, I found myself formulating a storyline with scenes and characters.

One evening, after a full and stressful day at work, I opened my laptop computer and started writing my first novel, Root Of Deceit. As if I'd finally opened a gift that remained wrapped for many years, I couldn't believe how much I enjoyed it.

After completing chapter one, I read it to my husband. His enthusiasm and eagerness to hear more helped motivate me to continue. Having just an hour or two each evening to work on my book, the task was long and arduous. I stuck with it though, still reading each finished chapter to Gary even when long spaces of time elapsed between chapters.

At the end of July in 2010, I left my position in the city allowing me to work on my book full time. By November 2011, my book Root Of Deceit was completed.

After researching and contacting various publishers, publishing my book digitally appealed to me most because I owned the rights to my book and I chose the way it was published. Nearly everyone love technology in its variety of forms such as computers, iphones, e-readers, etc., so it seemed the most logical way to get my book on the market.

The story behind my new ebook, Cosmic Rain...
One morning during the month of November 2011, I awoke with a story in my heart. Right away, I recognized that it spilled forth by divine intention.
Following my inner guidance, I put aside another partially written book to begin the new one, Cosmic Rain. While writing, the words flowed with ease and continued that way to the end. Although Cosmic Rain is categorized as a fictional fantasy story, it expresses important knowledge that I know as true through intuition, research, and my own personal experiences. By turning that knowledge into a conversational piece of work, the story has the ability to empower the reader to comprehend and maybe experience the concepts described within the book.


Root Of Deceit
Tora, a small town Nova Scotian woman loses her husband in a tragic accident. After the grieving period came to an end, her best friend discovered he was still alive. Together they searched for his whereabouts. The reality for one was an illusion for another.

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Review by: Carrie Collins on June 18, 2012 :
A page turner indeed! Valerie did an amazing job capturing the personalities of each of her characters. I couldn't wait to see what happened next. It's a book you can easily read again even after knowing all the truths and the ending. Excellent work! Thank you Valerie for sharing your writing gift. I look forward to all her works.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Carrie Collins on June 18, 2012 : (no rating)
A page turner for sure. Valerie captures your attention with each of her characters its like your inside each of the characters and I felt like I lived through them as the story unfolded. I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next to her main character Tora. A fantastic read and one that you could easily read again even after learning all the truths and knowing the end result. Thank you Valerie for sharing your gift of writing. Looking forward to all your works.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Randy Martyn on Feb. 05, 2012 :
The book is a compelling read. It pulls you in right away and is hard to put down. The Canadian setting and the heart and soul the author put into this book makes it feel like you are right there in the midst. This is time well spent. I can't wait for your next Valerie!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Natalie Bishop on Dec. 03, 2011 :
Great read! The story lured me in from the start. The twists had me guessing throughout the entire book. I also enjoyed the Canadian setting with characters that were vivid and likeable.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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