#TuesdayTea review of NORTHERN DECEPTION by Laurie Wood

Welcome to my #TuesdayTea review of author Laurie Wood’s debut…NORTHERN DECEPTION. In keeping with the setting for this book…the arctic area of Canada…glittering with white snow…I’m serving Sparkling White Chocolate Scones. Please help yourself to a couple of treats while I pour you a cup of Twinings Buttermint tea, perfect with these seasonal scones.

Sparkling White Chocolate Scones

A cute little polar bear cub visitor!

NOW LET’S CHAT ABOUT THE BOOK!

NORTHERN DECEPTION by Laurie Wood

Isn’t this a stunning cover? The pages inside are just as thrilling.

ABOUT THE BOOK 

Reunions can be deadly.

After a savage attack in university, Kira Summers fled to the safety of northern Canada and her work as a polar bear scientists. But when her whistleblower brother dies in a mysterious car crash, she must return home to bury him and pack his belongings. Unaware she’s carrying explosive evidence someone’s willing to kill for, she has no choice but to rely on the one person she never thought she’d see again.

Lukas Tanner, a widowed single father of a special needs toddler, moved to Churchill five years ago. As the proud owner of Guiding Star Enterprises, a wilderness tour company, he and his daughter lead a simple life. But when Kira comes back into his world, he realizes God has other plans. Now Lukas and Kira must confront a merciless killer as their past and present collide in a deadly race—a race they must win if they have any hope of a future together.

 

MY REVIEW OF NORTHERN DECEPTION 

A fast-paced story filled with exciting action as this couple’s safety is threatened…..and strong romantic feelings between them are rekindled!

When polar bear research scientist Kira Summers finds out her old boyfriend, arctic rover tour operator Lukas Tanner, lives in the same remote Canadian town, she finds her heart at risk again, as well as her life. Can Kira survive the threats and be given the second chance at love she wishes she could have?

NORTHERN DECEPTION is packed with heart-thrilling moments as Lukas tries to keep Kira safe. Author Laurie Wood knows how to create great suspense to keep us reading into the night. The tension escalated as I tried to figure out who was trying to harm Kira…and why. This book, with its interesting details, provided a fascinating virtual visit to the polar bear land of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. I was shivering, not just from the freezing temperature, but also from fear of the huge northern bears. The characters were all believable, and I especially liked precious little Sophie. The romance between the couple is sweetly portrayed, with one of the absolutely cutest proposals I’ve ever read…..the perfect ending.

If you like romance with strong suspense elements and woven with threads of faith, I highly recommend NORTHERN DECEPTION. I’m counting on more great stories about Heroes of the Tundra from author Laurie Wood.

*I received a copy of this book with no requirement to write a review. I’m delighted to offer my honest opinion.

This little guy just makes me makes me smile.

To find out more about Laurie, to sign up for her newsletter, and to get information on ordering Northern Deception, visit Laurie Wood Author website.

RECIPE:SPARKLING WHITE CHOCOLATE SCONES

In a large bowl, cut together with a pastry cutter or fork until blended:
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup butter

Add and cut together until mixed:
1/2 cup sugar
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Stir in:
1 cup white chocolate baking chips

Whisk together then stir into dough:
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup milk

Turn onto a flour dusted board and knead slightly until dough sticks together. Add more milk if too dry. Form the dough into two balls, then pat into discs roughly 1-inch thick. Cut each round into 8 wedges. Sprinkle with white sparkling decorator sugar. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until slightly golden.These can be iced with powdered sugar glaze and more sprinkles added for decoration.

Thank you for joining me for #TuesdayTea and celebrating Laurie Wood’s debut book. I hope your week is filled with a bit of time for reading and with many sweet treats as we prepare for the Christmas season!

Blessings and prayers always,

Sherida

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10 Responses to “#TuesdayTea review of NORTHERN DECEPTION by Laurie Wood”

  1. Laura Conner Kestner Says:

    Congratulations, Laurie! This book sounds amazing. Can’t wait to read it! Sherida, thanks for the scone and tea – perfect way to start the day!

  2. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Laura, I know you’ll enjoy Laurie’s debut. The virtual visit to Canada was fun as well. Thanks for your comment…and for pausing during this busy time to share tea and scones with us. Blessings to you, my friend!

  3. Tina Radcliffe Says:

    Scones that match the book. Does it get any better? My copy downloaded last night and I cannot wait to read it. So excited. Congratulations, Laurie.

  4. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Hi, Tina! We are so excited for Laurie’s debut! She is an amazing suspense writer, so I guarantee you will shiver as you read Northern Deception. Great characters and interesting setting. Thanks for stopping in for scones…..which seemed appropriate for the book. Blessings to you!

  5. Tina Radcliffe Says:

    Recipe, Sherida??

  6. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Of course! I’ll send it along to you soon. This is a recipe I modified….and I must say, these treats are DELICIOUS! (And quick and easy…my kind of baking during this busy time.)

  7. Patti Jo Moore Says:

    Sorry I’m late stopping by today – – been on the go all day and just now getting on computer!

    Wonderful post Sherida, and I love the cute little polar bear photos (and yummy scone!). 🙂

    I LOVED Laurie’s debut novel!! I don’t read a lot of suspense, but when I began reading this story, I was hooked! The fast-paced action and the descriptions made it easy to imagine I was there, seeing the action unfold. Great job, Laurie!! 🙂

  8. Sherida Stewart Says:

    Patti Jo! So good to have you drop by anytime, especially since we are all so busy with preparations for our Savior’s celebration….spreading the joy!

    Wasn’t Laurie’s book fabulous?!?! I admire suspense writers ability to keep us guessing….and she had me engaged…as they say…for page one. Yes, good job, Laurie!

    I so appreciate your always sweet comments, Patti Jo. Thank you for being a faithful friend! Blessing to you this Christmas season! I know you and your family will be making treasured memories. ♥️

  9. Stephanie Says:

    Oh Sherida, your scones are ever so pretty and they look delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe with us.

    Happy weekend to you. Hugs! Stephanie-The Enchanting Rose

  10. Sherida Stewart Says:

    It’s lovely to have you stop by for scones, Stephanie! I enjoyed your Christmas tree adventure in the snow…such fun pictures! May you have a great weekend, my friend. Blessings!

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