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Monday, April 30, 2018

SPECIAL FEATURE SCRAPBOOK PAGE + GIVEAWAY: Searching for Pilar by Patricia Hunt Holmes (Contemporary Suspense/Thriller)



Greetings Friends!

Today, I have a special feature as part of the Lone Star Book Blog Tour for SEARCHING FOR PILAR by Patricia Hunt Holmes.  


SEARCHING FOR PILAR


by 
Patricia Hunt Holmes

Genre: Contemporary Suspense/Thriller
Publisher: River Grove Books
Publication Date: April 10, 2018
Number of Pages: 320 pages








Pilar, an innocent young wife and mother, is abducted during a fake job interview in Mexico City and forced into sex slavery in Houston. Can she survive the horrors of a world—one which many good Americans don’t see or ignore—long enough for her brother Diego to find her? SEARCHING FOR PILAR breaks open the secretive and dangerous world of sex trafficking, while exploring human nature and our connections to each another. Diego’s guilt transforms him from a rudderless youth into a man of purpose and courage. While he searches, Pilar finds a strength that could save herself and a young girl who needs her. The themes of family, love, faith, and the law intertwine in this action-packed tale of the Bayou City.


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and the law intertwine in this action-packed tale of the Bayou City.
PRAISE FOR SEARCHING FOR PILAR:

“Patricia Holmes fictionalizes the heartbreaking reality of cross-border sex trafficking in her novel, Searching for Pilar. This cautionary tale should be required reading for high school classes to foster awareness, understanding, and ultimately solutions to this horrific epidemic.” - Joanne F. Phillips, author of Revenge of the Cube Dweller.

“In Searching for Pilar, Patricia Hunt Holmes makes us aware of the terrible nature of sex trafficking in the context of a fast-paced, exciting Houston story that moves from affluence and glitz to barrio cantinas and the federal courthouse. The charitable, can-do nature of Houston is reflected in the wide cast of residents who help a young man on an extremely dangerous mission to find his kidnapped sister.  This book will be an added weapon in our fight against sex trafficking." - Sylvester Turner, Mayor, City of Houston


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EAST HOUSTON LOCATIONS
  1. TELEPHONE ROAD CANTINA
  2. TACO TRUCK LIKE THE LOOKOUT TRUCK PARKED IN FRONT OF LOS ARBOLES
  3. EAST SIDE HOUSE
  4. PADRE ROBERTO’S CHURCH OF THE HOLY REDEEMER
  5. TELEPHONE ROAD TYPICAL MOTEL
  6. TYPE OF HOUSE USED TO PARK SMUGGLED PEOPLE AND DRUGS

    1. OTHER HOUSTON AND MEXICO LOCATIONS

  7. ANOTHER TYPICAL GALLERIA AREA MEN’S CLUB
  8. TYPE OF WOODLAND HEIGHTS HOUSE WHERE MARY WOULD LIVE
  9. MEXICO CITY LOCATION WHERE PILAR WAS KIDNAPPED
  10. A MEXICAN VILLAGE GIRL’S FIRST VIEW OF THE GALLERIA AREA
  11. TYPICAL GALLERIA AREA MEN’S CLUB
  12. TYPE OF HOUSE IN HOUSTON WHERE ESCOBAR WOULD LIVE
  13. COLONIA TABACALERA GRAFFITI




Patricia Hunt Holmes spent 30 years as a public finance attorney with the international law firm of Vinson & Elkins LLP.   She was consistently listed in Best Lawyers in America, Texas Super Lawyers, Top Lawyers in Houston, and awarded the highest degree by her peers in Martindale Hubbell. She was a frequent speaker at national public finance and healthcare conferences.  Patricia has also served on the faculty of the University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Tennessee, and University of Texas Health Science Center Houston. She has written and published in the fields of intellectual history and law.

Patricia has been a member and board member of social service organizations in Houston that focus on helping women, including the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast Women’s Initiative, Dress for Success Houston, and the American Heart Association’s Circle of Red.  She was a founding member and first board chair of Houston Justice for Our Neighbors, which provides free and low cost legal services to immigrants.  For the past five years, she has been taking writing workshops with Inprint, associated with the outstanding University of Houston Creative Writing Program.  She began to write SEARCHING FOR PILAR in a workshop after learning that Houston is one of the biggest hubs for sex trafficking in the country.

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GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY!

THREE WINNERS! 

1st & 2nd Prizes: Signed Copy of Searching for Pilar + Mexican Necklace
3rd Prize: Signed Copy of Searching for Pilar + $20 Amazon Gift Card
(U.S. Only)




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VISIT THE OTHER GREAT BLOGS ON THE TOUR: 
4/25/18ExcerptTexas Book Lover
4/26/18ReviewMomma on the Rocks
4/27/18Author InterviewForgotten Winds
4/28/18ReviewTangled in Text
4/29/18Guest PostThe Page Unbound
4/30/18Scrapbook PageThat’s What She’s Reading
5/1/18ReviewBibliotica
5/2/18ExcerptStoreyBook Reviews
5/3/18Guest PostThe Librarian Talks
5/4/18ReviewMissus Gonzo


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