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Shadows in the Mind’s Eye

Shadows in the Mind’s Eye by Janyre Tromp: Book Review and Giveaway

About the Book
Charlotte Anne Mattas longs to turn back the clock. Before her husband, Sam, went to serve his country in the war, he was the man everyone could rely on–responsible, intelligent, and loving. But the person who’s come back to their family farm is very different from the protector Annie remembers. Sam’s experience in the Pacific theater has left him broken in ways no one can understand–but that everyone is learning to fear.

Tongues start wagging after Sam nearly kills his own brother. Now when he claims to have seen men on the mountain when no one else has seen them, Annie isn’t the only one questioning his sanity and her safety. If there were criminals haunting the hills, there should be evidence beyond his claims. Is he really seeing what he says, or is his war-tortured mind conjuring ghosts?

Annie desperately wants to believe her husband. But between his irrational choices and his nightmares leaking into the daytime, she’s terrified he’s going mad. Can she trust God to heal Sam’s mental wounds–or will sticking by him mean keeping her marriage at the cost of her own life?

Debut novelist Janyre Tromp delivers a deliciously eerie, Hitchcockian story filled with love and suspense. Readers of psychological thrillers and historical fiction by Jaime Jo Wright and Sarah Sundin will add Tromp to their favorite authors list.
About the Author
Janyre Tromp is a historical novelist whose loves spinning tales that, at their core, hunt for beauty, even when it isn’t pretty. She’s the author of Shadows in the Mind’s Eye and coauthor of It’s a Wonderful Christmas.

She’s also a book editor, published children’s book author, and lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her family, two crazy cats, and a slightly eccentric Shetland Sheepdog. And if you ever meet in person, you pronounce that first name Jan-ear.

You can find her on InstagramTwitterFacebook, and her website, (where you can grab a free copy of her novella Wide Open).
The book giveaway will end one week after the tour so that those on the end of the tour can share it.

The prize pack includes:

– A copy of Shadows in the Mind’s Eye,
– A custom made silver peach tree necklace inspired by the book,
– A “Light speaks through the broken places” t-shirt also inspired by the book.
Enter HERE

Book Review:

To say this book blew me away is an understatement. I was terrified for Sam. Seeing him through Annie’s fears was gut-wrenching. Like her, I wanted to believe that Sam would be okay, but I never quite knew for certain. Janyre Tromp writes with amazing style. I loved her prose and the way she pulled me into the setting with her descriptions. There was a lyrical tempo to the reading that kept the tension high and never let me forget what was at stake. The story itself is certainly of a darker nature and one that you don’t see often, but I absolutely fell head over heels in love with. Light shines through the broken things might be my all-time favorite line. In the moments when it seemed like all hope was lost, and there was more than one moment, light shone through. Either through Rosie or through the setting itself, the darkness never quite became overwhelming. This is a book I’ll read again and again. I received a copy of this book from the publisher through I Read with Audra. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.


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