Image of Deception
"But Charlie Phipps died a long time ago!" Staring at the old abandoned ranch house, Heather Chambers tightened her grip on the black, Thoroughbred's reins.
"That would explain the ghost," Katie Taggert said, eyes wide as wagon wheels. She twisted a braid of thick, red hair around her finger. "Promise this will be our secret. I can't tell anyone else. My brothers already think I'm crazy."
Brothers. . .yes, Katie had two--both tall, lean and handsome--one a master of flirtation, the other sat a horse like he'd been molded from the same lump of clay.
Seventeen-year-old Heather is a city girl from Utah--not a Montana ghostbuster. Yet Katie's revelations about the dead man and recent supernatural happenings prick Heather's imagination. One night circumstances force her to return, alone, to the scene of Charlie's death. Can she unravel the mystery that's plagued the Taggert family for twenty years? Does she have the courage to risk everything, even her life, for the sake of her new friends?
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In Quality Concealed, Heather found that true worth lies beneath the surface. Join her in Image of Deception as she plunges into a journey of new discovery, danger, ultimate growth. . .and love.
Complete with illustrations for each chapter, Image of Deception, sequel to Quality Concealed and the second book in the "Heather" series, will keep your interest soaring.Take a look below at some of the pictures from the book.
First Place - Utah Valley Chapter of the League of Utah Writers
Second Place - Publication Award, Utah League of Writers Statewide Contest
"I read this book with my two daughters, ages nine and twelve. When we had to stop reading for the night they would plead, 'Read more, please!' It has been a long time since I have enjoyed a book so much."
-- Michelle Wolz, Mother
"Once again Betty has given us a great 'lightbulb moment' without being preachy. Image of Deception subtly connects a girl and her horse to universal truths that bind humans to one another."
-- Rebecca A. Crandell, Author of the 7th Moon Chronicles
"Betty is a fine writer with a good ear for dialogue and a gift for creating sympathetic characters and engaging plots."
-- Laura Wadley, Children's Reference Librarian
"This was the best heart-beating book I have ever read."
-- Kalei Strom, age 11
"It’s all here! Friendships, love, ghosts, mysteries and mayhem. Congratulations to Betty for bringing us another delightful, heart-warming story."
-- Skye Reviews
"Image of Deception is characterized by deftly written dialogue, memorable characters, and unexpectedly gifted storytelling."
-- James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review