"Senehi offsets suspense with local preservation and history details, and delivers handsomely. ...even late in the novel, there are some intriguing surprises. Ignore the archaic title and glib first paragraph... and enjoy the ride."
--Rob Neufeld, THE READ on WNC, December 28, 2011.
Using her own unique and descriptive writing style (reminiscent of Dean Koontz.) Senehi offers the reader a well-conceived thriller and conveys a sense of breathless danger which escalates throughout. Senehi's storyline twists and turns many times before surprising its readers at its final destination." - Patrice Tappee, RAPID RIVER MAGAZINE
"Rose Senehi has a distinct talent for developing memorable characters and, in this newest book, creates people who still reflect the independent nature of the early settlers of this mountain valley town." - Paul M. Howey, The Laurel of Asheville "Rose Senehi, author of the widely praised Blue Ridge Series of novels, continues with her winning blend of romantic suspense and passion for environmental conservancy in Render Unto the Valley...her talent for authentic characterizations and high-tension plotting continue to grow." - Josua Simcox, WNC MAGAZINE
"A small town drama that speaks to the mountain life, Render Unto the Valley
is an excellent and much recommended read, not to be overlooked." Midwest Book ReviewRender Unto the Valley
is a many-stranded tale of three generations of a star-crossed family struggling to mend itself and preserve something of its rightful heritage. In the midst of this tempestuous story stands Travis Whitfield, as stony-hearted a bad hat as you are ever likely to meet. But the female forces arrayed against him are formidable. Are they strong enough to prevail? Read and you'll find out. But be warned: It's a breathless ride. --Fred Chappell, North Carolina poet laureate emeritus and author of Ancestors and Others
About the Author
Render Unto the Valley,
was awarded a 2012 IPPY Gold Medal for Fiction-Southeast, USA. It is the sixth novel by contemporary fiction writer Rose Senehi, and the third book in her "stand-alone" Blue Ridge series. A resident of Chimney Rock, North Carolina, Senehi moved to the South from Upstate New York in 1996. Her fourth novel, In the Shadows of Chimney Rock
, was a 2009 Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Award finalist, and her fifth, The Wind in the Woods
, was nominated for the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Award in 2010. Her other novels are Pelican Watch
, and Shadows in the Grass