Liar’s Winter~By Cindy K Sproles~Book Review

by adustyframe ~ September 29th, 2017



About the book:

Lochiel Ogle was born with a red-wine birthmark–and it put her life in jeopardy from the moment she entered the world. Mountain folks called it “the mark of the devil,” and for all the evil that has plagued her nineteen-year existence, Lochiel is ready to believe that is true. And the evil surely took control of the mind of the boy who stole her as an infant, bringing her home for his mother to raise.
Abused and abandoned by the only people she knows as family, Lochiel is rescued by a peddler and given the first glimpse of love she has ever known. The truth of her past is gradually revealed as is the fact that she is still hunted by a brother driven to see her dead. Unsure if there’s anyone she can truly trust, Lochiel is faced with a series of choices: Will she continue to run for escape or will she face her past and accept the heartbreaking secrets it reveals? Which will truly free her?
Set in the wild and beautiful Appalachian Mountains of nineteenth-century East Tennessee, Liar’s Winter is an unflinching yet inspirational exploration of prejudice and choice.

About the Author:


Cindy Sproles is an author and speaker. She has cofounded and serves as managing editor for SonRise Books and Straight Street Books, imprints of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. Cindy teaches at Christian Writers Conferences and ladies retreats and ladies conferences across the country. Her devotions are heartfelt and honest. Edgy and inviting. Cindy serves as the executive editor of, a writing mentor, and life-coach. Author of four non-fiction books, Cindy’s Fiction debut novel, Mercy’s Rain(Kregel Publishing), released January 2015. She is a contributing author to and and serves as the director of Writers ADVANCE! Boot Camp Conference. Visit her at


My Thoughts:

My dad’s mom grew up in a very tiny Appalachian community so I was interested in this book as soon as I saw it on the review list.

I really enjoyed reading it. I hadn’t read anything by this author before and I’m always a little unsure how I will like a new author but it was fine!

Cindy does a great job describing the Appalachians and some of their beliefs and superstitions. The characters were well thought out and definitely felt real. I found myself with my heart beating during some of the plot twists. I was completely sucked into the story and enjoyed it a lot.

If you’d like to learn a little about the Appalachians or try out a new author, check out Liar’s Winter. You can read an excerpt here. 


Disclaimer~I received a copy of this book in order to provide a review. All opinions are my own. 


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