Thursday, January 12, 2012

Book Review and Giveaway--Identity

Identity by Betsy Love. The cover is really what pulled me in on this book. The title really gives you a good idea of what at least some of the plot will be. I thoroughly enjoyed each character, even though I kind of guessed what was going to happen. I loved the flow and ease of reading it. There were twists and turns that keep the action moving and kept me turning the pages. This is a book that anyone would enjoy. Make sure to take a look at the interview with Betsy below!


While vacationing in Mexico, two similar-looking young women find themselves caught in a chain reaction of mistaken identities. Amelia is a wealthy heiress and business owner, and Savannah is a sweet Mormon girl deciding whether or not to serve a mission. When they end up on the same flight to Phoenix, Savannah and Amelia unravel the sequence of events that wreaked havoc on their trips, and they make plans to resolve the subsequent misunderstandings. But their flight is cut short when the plane crashes, killing one of the young women and plunging the other into a world of intrigue and deceit where identity means everything.


Betsy has generously offered to giveaway "Identity" red lipstick and matching nail polish. (US only please.)

Here's how to win . . .


  • Make sure you're a follower of my blog. Leave me a comment telling me how you follow. Be sure to let me know how to contact you.


  • Hop on over and follow Betsy's blog. Let me know you've done so in the comments
  • Spread the word. Tell me how in the comments.

Enter by midnight January 19th with a total of 3 enteries. The winner will be notified and will have 72 hours to reply before a new winner will be chosen by

What made you decide to become a writer?

I've always loved telling stories..and writing them down. To me everything is either a great scene from a book, a fascinating character, or an intriguing book title. I write because if I didn't, I think my brain would explode with all the stuff in my head.

Who inspires you?

My husband inspires and torments me. When he comes home from work he likes for me to read to him what I've written. When I'm through he says, "Is that all?" Like I'm supposed to complete the entire story in one day. 

What would you like your readers to get out of your writing?

I always include themes of love of God, family and gospel principles. I hope that not only will readers enjoy a good story I hope they will come away edified by what I've written.

Where did this idea come from?

When I was about ten years old my mother started reading a story to me with a similar plot. She never finished the story. Years later I was telling my ten year old daughter, Sarah, about it and commiserating about never knowing how the story ended. She said, "Why don't you write your own ending." Brilliant! So I did, giving it an LDS twist.

Who was your favorite character to develop?

It would probably have to be my "bad guy". Who would have known he/she would have been so dastardly in the end? In fact I am so intrigued by this character that I had to leave it open to write a sequel.

Any advice for aspiring authors?

Don't give up! Get lots of feedback from beta readers (and I'm not talking Mom and your best friend--they won't give you the critique that will truly help you.) Join a critique group, develop thick skin when you get harsh critiques. Take a good look at what they say, and find ways to improve. 

What can we expect next from you?

In the Spring I have a Book of Mormon novel coming out. It's call SOULFIRE. You can learn more about it by going to I also have several other novels in various stages of completion. A YA fantasy trilogy, a regular YA, and two more mystery suspense.

Where can we purchase your book?

Deseret Book-
Or your local LDS bookstore. 
You can also purchase Identity on Kindle and Nook


  1. Great interview. I am excited to get to know Betsy better. SOULFIRE sounds awesome too! I am excited for that to come out!

    I am following you and Betsy & I posted this on twitter and Facebook :)

  2. I need to read this book. It's on my TBR and this would be a great way to get my hands on a copy :)

    I follow you and Betsy and I posted on Facebook. :)

  3. This is on my future Kindle-buy list :) Looks like a really fun read.