To date, this book has earned a small bouquet of accolades–The Eric Hoffer Awards Winners’ Circle, The Indie Excellence Awards-Finalist and the Readers’ Favorite Awards Triple Genre Finalist-Suspense, Thriller General and
Romance Sizzle. To top off these accomplishments, Midwest Book Reviews just posted a glowing review:
Critique: Although a work of fiction, “Beautiful Evil Winter”, author Kelly K. Lavender has given such a realistic feel to her novel that the story holds firmly to an engaging credibility from beginning to end. An especially well crafted and deftly woven story that holds the readers fully entertained attention from first page to last. Very highly recommended for personal reading lists and community library General Fiction collections, it should be noted that “Beautiful Evil Winter” is also available in a Kindle edition ($3.99).
More reviews appear on the website www.kellyklavender.com
, Amazon and Barnes. This novel launched at #57 on Amazon’s Fiction & Russian Literature List and eventually rose to the #10 ranking.
Synopsis: Beautiful Evil Winter is about an international adoption in one of the most dangerous countries in the world. When Sophia and her husband Ethan set off to Russia to adopt a baby boy, little do they realize they are headed straight into the open arms of the Mafia. To make matters worse, an untrained, inexperienced adoption coordinator orchestrates the effort to complete the task and keep the American couple safe as they deal with ironfisted syndicate control of orphaned children. Beautiful Evil Winter is a modern-day odyssey about the human capacity for hope, the traumas that shape our lives, and the hardships we’ll endure for love. What will devoted parents do for her child? Anything.