My book, The Fourth World, is now available in print, through Amazon.com. I received a lot of comments from readers who just aren’t wanting to make the transition from traditional print to e-readers, and I understand that. So I made this version available, along with Sister Wife.
Now Sister Wife has been in print before, but I saw a few copies listed on Amazon for around $200 and laughed my literal butt off. COME ON. Who is going to pay that? So both TFW and SW will be available, in trade paperback, for $14.95. (Still waiting for the Sister Wife link.)
I like the story behind The Fourth World, as it delves deeply into the Lamanite Indian Placement Program, which used to be a part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Unfortunately, there was a lot of discrimination that went in line with this program, including President Spencer W. Kimball claiming that children who came to the program became “whiter” than their brothers and sisters who were still on the reservation.
Of course, this was before the passage “white and delightsome” was changed to “pure and delightsome,” and long before DNA proved there ain’t no way in hell that Native Americans descended from Jews.
At any rate, it’s all covered in this fast-paced, easy to read romantic suspense thriller.
About the book:
A woman with implicit faith in the teachings of her religion, Cassie Clark finds her sheltered world decimated when her loving husband and two young children are killed in a fiery automobile accident. She is thrown free of the wreck, but critically injured. As she heals, she is torn between the relief she feels knowing her children are in the Celestial Kingdom with her husband, awaiting her eventual return to them, and intense anger at God for destroying her life and her family.
She is forced to come to terms with her estranged mother, reconcile her now cold and distant in-laws, and worst of all, visions that seem to replay the accident. When they take a different course, she is forced to turn to Raymond Nez, a member of the Navajo Nation and tribal police, and Cassie’s childhood sweetheart.
Cassie’s visions take her into the fourth world, where danger lurks, and she may not come out whole, if she comes out at all.
A review of the book:
Natalie Collins is famous for her mysteries that pull back the Mormon curtain. In “The Fourth World” she reveals a whole new dimension. Cassie Clark has suffered the unthinkable. She survived a car crash in which her husband and three children were killed. After six months in the hospital and rehab center she returns home with a broken spirit and her faith in Mormonism shattered. On top of that, the only person left to care for her is her estranged mother. Wracked with pain and plagued with terrifying visions, Cassie watches helplessly as what’s left of her life explodes around her. An old friend from the past, Ray Nez shows up but by then she is no longer certain whom she can trust. Bodies are piling up and Cassie has reason to believe she could be next. Or perhaps she has simply lost her mind. Native American and Mormon cultures collide in this well-crafted whodunit. Collins’ brilliant plotting takes readers through a maze of clues, red herrings, and a long list of likely suspects to an astonishing climax. “The Fourth World” doesn’t just keep readers guessing, it could make them question their own sanity.–Peggy Tibbetts
So, check it out. Hope you enjoy.