Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Truth - Virtual Blog Tour

Epic romance, global adventure, ethnic passion, and Christian values inspire this new series. From the beauty of South Dakota’s Black Hills, to the breathtaking shores of Como Lake, Italy, follow the Christ-loving lives of the Casellis. Learn with them, grow with them, be inspired by them.

In this world there are men of two kinds. The one, the knight, is the man possessing only strength and quality of moral character. He will never ask a lady to compromise her honor for less than a vow, and never, ever will he consider another once he has captured her heart. A knight keeps his vow, even when it hurts…But a blackguard is a man who…attempts to trick the young ladies into taking him home and caring for him, making them believe their honor can be given away as a mere trifle…The blackguard is to be avoided at all costs, for to settle for someone like him, is to settle for something less than ideal…”

My Thoughts on the book:
I had never read or even heard of this author before. But I have enjoyed this book. There is quite a cast of characters and this is book number five, so it takes a little while to get into the story and follow along. But I love the principles that are taught of values and moral ethics. It is good clean fiction. One part I enjoyed immensely was when some of the children in the Caselli family are teaching younger male siblings the importance of treating a lady like a lady, no matter whether she recognizes she is a lady or not.  That is certainly a concept quite lost to our younger generation. The deeper I got into the book, the more I liked it! The story gets more and more intriguing. I thought the print in the book a bit tiny, but that was not a major problem for me, although it might be for some. I am looking forward to possibly reading a few other books in this series to get the story from the beginning, but once you catch on, it can stand alone.

If the information below does not satisfy your curiosity, you can read all about the author and the other books in this series by visiting Ta`Mara's WEBSITE

About the Author:
Having experienced the healing work of the Lord in their own marriage, Ta`Mara and her husband, Jim, are strong promoters of a healthy marriage through obedience to Christ. Ta`Mara shares a testimony of deliverance and healing for hurting marriages, as well as messages on other topics. References can be provided.

It is Ta`Mara’s prayer that, as the readers explore the truths in these volumes, they will come away with a new perspective on love, obedience, and God’s plan for marriage.
Ta`Mara Hanscom has worked on The Caselli Family Series since 1996. Within three weeks she had created a 900 page rough draft of what would become a five- novel series of the epic love story of Tillie Caselli and Noah Hansen.
Loving all things Italian, Ta`Mara created the Caselli family true to their ethnic name. Born and raised in South Dakota, she brings this traditional family alive on the Great Plains where she has spent the entirety of her life.

Author Interview:
Could you please tell us a little about your book?
Guiseppi Caselli is the world's greatest “Papa”, and family leader. But he makes this one really bad decision and it affects the lives of two of his children--though neither of them know it! Guiseppi sees that his daughter's life is NOT what it would have been, but what he DOESN'T see is that the same decision that's changed his daughter's life, has also effected the life of his son, Marquette. Now, Marquette is a world renowned private investigator who has spent the bulk of his career chasing a Mafia family throughout the globe. Gusieppi's decision derails Marquette's life-long work, and it takes twenty-three years to straighten out the mess. This series is filled with romance, Christian values, ethnic passion and global adventure. Whoever starts reading it cannot put it down until they’ve finished the first 5 novels—which are the only ones out right now. Book 6 will not release until December, 2014.
Did something specific happen to prompt you to write this book?
Yes. Many years of marital troubles—which were healed as “the book” grew into a series of “books.”
Who or what is the inspiration behind this book?
My husband, Jim.
Who is your biggest supporter?
My husband, Jim.
Your biggest critic?
My mom J
In the last year have you learned or improved on any skills?
Better grammar and punctuation, thanks to my faithful editor.
Do you have any rituals you follow when finishing a piece of work?
What is the most important thing in your life right now?
My grandson, Charlie.
What are you currently working on?
Book 6 in the series: A Place Too Far From Grace; and I’m writing a Bible study: Rebuilding the Temple—based out of the Old Testament book, Zechariah.
What do you feel is your biggest strength?
Teaching from the Scriptures, and speaking.
Biggest weakness?
I tend to jump to conclusions.
What do you feel sets this book apart from others in the same genre?
The plot doesn’t unfold like all the other formulaic romances—and there are no vampires or werewolves! You know the scenario – you’re stuck on an island. What book would you bring with you and why?
The Bible. I need God to talk to me everyday.
What is your favorite past-time?
I love to have a cup of tea and read. I read everything from fiction to political science. It’s all good, and it all tells a story.

Want to know more? Just visit The Truth Tour Page at Pump up Your Book.

"I received a copy of this book from the author and Pump up Your Book for the purpose of my review."


  1. Thank you for your review, Amy. God bless!

  2. It is always really tough to jump in to the middle of a series. But sounds like this one was worth the effort! Love books that teach values to our generation!

  3. Great post! I've read books like this, where I've come in the middle of a series. After a bit it does start to make sense to you. Quite often it makes me want to go back and read the others!

  4. Such a thorough review! Sounds like my kind of book. I would love to read this one day soon.
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  5. Wonderful how the family plays such a big part in the authors life and career xx

  6. First, I love the review. I like the direct question approach, it provides clear answers and insight we might not get sometimes. Secondly, I love the idea of 52 books in 52 weeks. I definitely should be signed up for this, because I am sure I get it done! lol.


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