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Heather Day Gilbert

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HEATHER DAY GILBERT enjoys writing stories about authentic, believable marriages. Born and raised in the West Virginia mountains, she believes that bittersweet, generational stories are in her blood. A graduate of Bob Jones University, Heather has been married for eighteen years and has three children.

Heather's Viking historical novel, God's Daughter, was an Amazon Norse Bestseller for an entire year. She is also the author of A Murder in the Mountains mystery series, and the Indie Publishing Handbook: Four Key Elements for the Self-Publisher.


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Heather Day Gilbert It is in the works, though not moving too fast! I have been developing my contemporary mystery series these past couple years, but I am planning to…moreIt is in the works, though not moving too fast! I have been developing my contemporary mystery series these past couple years, but I am planning to get Forest Child out in 2016, if all goes well. Thanks so much for your interest!(less)
Heather Day Gilbert One of my favorite mysteries is Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie. This one is very character-driven and I loved the romantic aspects of it. I…moreOne of my favorite mysteries is Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie. This one is very character-driven and I loved the romantic aspects of it. I also love By the Pricking of my Thumbs by Agatha Christie...creepy! Regardless, I'm a die-hard Christie fan. It's a wonder I didn't name a daughter Agatha (hubby put the kaibosh on that!). (less)
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Trial by Twelve by Heather Day Gilbert
"Take your time and give Trial by Twelve a chance. Each chapter begins with an anonymous letter written by a father to his estranged child. Once you get into it further the pages will fly by. Since I have not read the first book in Heather Day Gilb..." Read more of this review »
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"This book was astounding! I couldn't put it down! Heather Day Gilbert had me guessing until the very end. "Trial by Twelve" follows Tess Spencer. Tess was introduced in the first book in "A Murder in the Mountains" series. However, you don't have..." Read more of this review »
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“I wish I could fly like that hawk, rising and falling with the still spaces in the air, far above all this sickness and death and evil.”
Heather Day Gilbert, God's Daughter

“I'm not surprised he wants to challenge me here, where no one can protect me. He thinks I'm a weak woman. He thinks wrong.”
Heather Day Gilbert, God's Daughter

“Torture is being married to a proud, insensitive man, while an attentive, supportive man lives under the same roof.”
Heather Day Gilbert, God's Daughter

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“I couldn’t describe the smells of West Virginia, even if I tried. It has something to do with the leaves composting in the woods, the cold trickle of little creeks and waterfalls, the ferns greening up everything. But somewhere deep below, I can smell the rock and the coal this state is built on.”
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“At the end of the school day, we walked the long, cold way home feeling happy and hungry. There we found a warm fire, country ham with gravy and hot biscuits, and a mother to hug us! If snow blew under the doors that night, what did it matter? Christmas time was just around the corner.”
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