Blog Tour Review, Free From Sin

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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the FREE FROM SIN by Karen Ann Hopkins Blog Tour hosted by 
Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


About the Book:


Author: Karen Ann Hopkins

Pub. Date: February 22, 2022

Publisher: Karen Ann Hopkins

Formats: Paperback, audiobook, eBook

Pages: 298

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindle

FREE FROM SIN is a gripping psychological crime thriller/mystery story about the intertwining lives of three unlikely women in the hills of Kentucky, and the explosive results when a troubled teenager has her day of reckoning. 
Sheriff Sadie Mills navigates the challenges of single motherhood while solving crimes in the rural community of Possum Gap, Kentucky. The recent trailer shootings in her jurisdiction have her on edge, and the new coroner, a Yankee transplant from the east coast, is still adjusting to life in the wilderness when all hell breaks loose. Cases stemming from an out-of-control hillbilly clan, sex trafficking, and a murder in the nearby Amish community collide, and Sheriff Mills finds herself in a race to stop a serial killer before they strike again.


Lucinda Coblentz is a devoted wife, mother, and member of a strict religious order. Her kind and generous ways make her the perfect target of a master manipulator and has put her beloved family in grave danger. Can she make matters right before it’s too late?

“In this truly gripping story set in the Kentucky countryside, we encounter three central female protagonists as their lives collide in the most unpredictable way. It is always so refreshing to read a strong female-led work of crime fiction, especially when the cast of characters is as rich and varied as those that author Karen Ann Hopkins has so lovingly crafted…I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Free From Sin to fans of well-penned crime, thriller, and mystery fiction. A truly unmissable read.” 5 Star Readers’ Favorite

“Free From Sin (A Possum Gap Novel Book 1) by Karen Ann Hopkins is an adventurous psychological thriller that takes us to the wild back hills of  Kentucky…She tells a story in a clear and concise narrative, with a beautifully paced plot and storyline. I particularly enjoyed the surprise revelations about Charlie that were woven into the narrative. This is a simple, yet immensely satisfying read and one I can highly recommend.” 5 Star Reader’s Favorite Review

“I love the Serenity Plains Books, and this series follows in its footsteps, with strong female characters and a story of how circumstances can determine a person’s life.” 5 Star Reader’s Favorite Review

“A new sheriff and a new setting but the same thriller/mystery style story we know and love from Karen Ann Hopkins in her Serenity’s Plain Secret’s series.” 5 Star Book Sirens’ Review

“I loved this book!”Rave Review From Liz’s Book Reviews

My review


While this is listed as a mystery and it does open with a triple homicide and potential prostitution/trafficking ring, it’s really more about three different women in the back hills of Kentucky. I was drawn to this because I live just across the river in Ohio and am always hearing about it. And I loved Justified and the cast of characters. 

Sadie is a cop, Charlie is a runaway that escapes prostitution and Lucinda is the mother/wife in an Amish family.  These ladies are complicated, intriguing characters that you root for. Along the way there are a few surprises and while most of the book is character driven, there is an action packed ending when the case is solved.

I was drawn to the women and really wanted to know where it was going. I think fans of Linda Castillo will enjoy this one.


About Karen:

Karen Ann Hopkins resides in northern Kentucky with her family on a farm that boasts a menagerie of horses, goats, peacocks, chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs and cats. Karen’s main job is home schooling the kids, but she finds time to give riding lessons, coach a youth equestrian drill team, and of course, write. She was inspired to create her first book, Temptation, by the Amish community she lived in. The experiential knowledge she gained through her interactions with her neighbors drove her to create the story of the star-crossed lovers, Rose and Noah.

Karen grew up about a mile from Lake Ontario in Upstate New York. She was bitten by the horse bug at the age of five, and after diligently taking riding lessons for several years, was rewarded with her first horse at the age of eleven. The feisty horse’s name was Lady, a Quarter Horse-Thoroughbred cross, who became Karen’s steadfast companion. Through the years, the constant force in her life was horses. Eventually, she found her place as a riding instructor herself. Before accepting her fate in the barnyard, she worked a short stint as a paralegal, traveled abroad, and guided tourists on horseback riding tours in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.

Karen is currently working on her Amish mystery series, Serenity’s Plain Secrets, along with the YA paranormal/fantasy series, The Wings of War and the YA contemporary Temptation series. Karen is also excited to announce the Temptation series has been optioned for TV by Pilgrim Studios and is available on Audible.

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a $50 Amazon GC, International.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:


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Lady Hawkeye

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#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog


Week Two:





Take A Look At My Bookshelf




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