Thursday, February 21, 2013

Goddess Fish: "Untangling the Knot" by Deanne Wilsted Super Book Blast (ends 2/22) WW

Deanne Wilsted

“I did what?”

Twenty-eight year old Gabriella Bessu is St. Therese’s meticulous wedding ceremony coordinator. So the fact that she has mistakenly signed her newest couple up for an annulment, rather than a wedding, sends her Catholic guilt into overdrive.

But who can blame her? The groom is gorgeous and his two kids tug at Gabriella’s heart in a way that overcomes all her best intentions. Before long she’s in over her head, fixing her mixed-up plans and helping the children and dad come to terms with their haunting grief for the mother and wife they lost years earlier.

Can Gabriella untangle her own fears and accept the messy life that God has handed them?


Mandy’s accusations rang through Gabriella’s mind and guilt practically doubled her over. She dropped her bags inside the door and went into the bathroom to splash cold water on her face. The image that met her in the mirror had shame written all over it.

What had she been thinking? Ryan and the kids belonged to Mandy and she had been acting like a lovesick teenager. Scenes from the beach flashed through her mind; Ryan’s smiles at her and the desire she’d had to reach out and kiss him. Filled with self-loathing, she shook her head to get rid of the images.

Her dropped bags at the front door mocked her, so she picked them up and dragged them to her bedroom then crumpled onto the bed. One hand over her eyes, she let the images flood her. With her free hand she reached over and switched on her radio hoping to block out the accusing voices in her head. Her favorite news show was quizzing celebrities on the week’s news, but something about their conversation alarmed her. It took a moment to realize what it was.

She stared at the radio, stunned. If Whose News was on, it meant it was Sunday . . . Sunday!

And, for the first time in years, Gabriella had forgotten to go to Mass.


With an English teacher for a mom, DEANNE WILSTED, grew up reciting conjugation instead of nursery rhymes. Now, forty years later, she's sharing that special skill through her writing and her mothering. Her first book, a contemporary romance called BETTING JESSICA, was released October 2011. Her second Novel, UNTANGLING THE KNOT, is due out in February 2013 from Soul Mate Publishing. She is currently marketing her third book for publication and writing her fourth, fifth and sixth while blogging about the crazy stuff she overhears while writing.

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  1. I loved the excerpt of this book. It sound like an interesting read :)

    1. I'm thrilled you liked the excerpt Shamara. Gabriella is almost at her breaking point by this scene in the novel. I hope you get a chance to read and enjoy it. If so, I appreciate all feedback, so be sure to drop me a note at my website or leave a review on amazon or goodreads.

      Thanks so very much and look forward to hearing from you again in the future.

  2. Unique story line. Sounds like a fun read.

    1. Thanks so much... the reviewers are comparing it to The Wedding Planner, only with more depth. I hope you enjoy it as much as I loved writing it.

  3. I guess the most tangled is trying to explain myself out of a situation with my kid. They are so clever at a young age, they can regularly trip you up :)

    1. Oh I know... that is so true. I have an eight year old and she is way too smart for her own good. Plus she seems to have an unbelievable memory for what has been said (but strangely not for tasks that have been assigned:>)

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Tangled knots.

  4. Thanks so much for hosting me today. It is such fun seeing your readers comments and learning about their own tangled up knots. I'll check back to reply to other comments and questions, but in the meantime just wanted to say thank you for sharing the journey.

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  6. Tangled. I think I'm forever tangled with my love for computer games even though I'm a grown mother of a 12 year old. :)

  7. I frequently get tangled up in knots with my boyfriend :P does that count?? lol

  8. tangled with my mom, she doesn't like if i buy a lot of books because i have an ebook readers...
    but i still love print book from my collection ;p

    1. Hi Nurmawati... I know you are not alone in this. There is still something about holding the book in your hand, nto to mention the beautiful covers. The good news is that Untangling the Knot will be released in print this summer, so if you like the story, you can buy it for your collection - as long as your mom says it is okay:>)

      Sign up for my email list at my website and I will be letting everyone know when the print book is for sale.
      Thanks for sharing your story.


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