Friday, April 18, 2014

Lip Reading by Harry Kraus

This is my third book by Harry Kraus. I have read An Open Heart and A Heartbeat Away
Lip Reading surpassed them both in ease of reading and instantly gripping my attention. Becca is a Dr. She is working in her family's pharmaceutical business. She is visiting Africa when she is kidnapped, taken to a village, and forced to talk with each woman who has lost a child due the HIV medication that her family's company created. After being released in exchange for compensation for the village where this tragically occurred, Becca finds herself suddenly able to solve completed problems. Problems like Rubik Cubes, and now she can see some of the folds that are needed in the cell model to make her new blood replacement work. How can such a sudden gift be possible, and what is causing her horrible horrible migraines?

To complicate things even more, Noah is Becca's high-school sweetheart. Here he is, 20 years later, and his company wants him to hire Rebecca over into their company. To collaborate his work on blood replacement with hers and save countless lives. No more blood typing or waiting for a transfusion. This is a major break through if he can get Becca to leave her Uncle's company. Things aren't simple though. Becca and Noah both have un-dealt with feelings from some major things that happened back in high school. Back when Rebecca was the brainiac that didn't know she was pretty, and Noah the ball playing jock who's dad is was a lowly janitor. Something happened back then, something secrete and Noah went to jail for it. He has had a hard time getting over taking the fall for a woman who never looked back, or did she?

Nothing here is as it seems, and to farther complicate matters, Mel is still crushing on Noah. She has always been fond of him, but his heart has always been tied to Rebecca. Is it going to stay that way? Is she behind the threats that have started coming out or someone higher up?

Lip Reading is a really good page turner with in-depth characters, and big issues. Of the three books I have ready by this author, this one is my favorite so far!

Carol :)

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A Word from Harry:

I started writing my first novel during my last year of surgery training at UK. I was a chief resident, and started writing Stainless Steal Hearts in a call room at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Lexington. It was a crazy time to write! I had a very demanding schedule, often spending days and nights in the hospital. I had two sons at that time, and I recognized the wisdom in my wife's urging: "Now doesn't seem the right time for this dream."

My experience as a writer is far from typical. Having received my formal training in biology and chemistry and medicine, my only preparation for a writing career was a love for reading. The longest thing I'd written before my first novel was a term paper in undergraduate school. My first novel was accepted by Crossway Books and published in 1994, and it wasn't until after I had FOUR published novels that I even opened a book of instruction about the craft of writing fiction. This is not what I recommend to others! Yes, I was successful, but I was bending the "rules" without knowing it. I had a natural talent for plotting, but I realize my initial success may have stunted my growth as a writer. I'd have made faster progress if I'd have gone to the fiction teachers sooner.

I have three sons: Joel, Evan, and Samuel. Look closely in all of my books and you'll see them there. My lovely wife, Kris, provides the basic composition for all those beautiful, athletic, dedicated women in my novels.


She Could Save Millions, or Save Herself

She just needs a little longer. She’s really close. Dr. Rebecca Jackson, a medical researcher, stands on the verge of a breakthrough that will transform medicine. But she soon discovers the reason behind the miraculous progress in her research, and it leaves her with a nearly impossible choice . . . and little time to decide. More than her research is at stake. And more threatens it than this latest revelation. Something she’s tried hard to cover up. There is a high cost to some things in medicine and it’s not always the patient who pays. Can Rebecca find the faith and wisdom she needs to make the right call? The clock is ticking and the pressure is on.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Lip Reading, go HERE.

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