Friday, January 29, 2010

Thicker than Blood ~ by C.J. Darlington

Thicker than Blood is the debut novel of C.J. Darlington, the latest Christian Writers Guild winner. And it does not disappoint! It is gritty, raw, and real. The characters are flawed, with baggage and pain to spare. But Darlington does a fantastic job of showing the difference God can make in brokenness. She paints a vivid picture of how hurting people hurt people, how forgiveness breaks down walls, and how reconciliation is a healing balm. The message of only God can save us is clear, but not overwhelming or forceful.

The cover is stunning and the story combines two of my favorite things ~ books and horses. I highly recommend this book. I also think it would make a great gift for friends or family who are hurting or on the fringe.

This book was provided to me for review by Tyndale House Publishers.


Thicker Than Blood

C.J. Darlington

Christy Williams finally has her life on track. She’s putting her past behind her and working hard to build a career as an antiquarian book buyer. But things begin to unravel when a stolen Hemingway first edition is found in her possession, framing her for a crime she didn’t commit. With no one to turn to, she yearns for her estranged younger sister, May, whom she abandoned after their parents’ untimely deaths. Soon, Christy’s fleeing from her shattered dreams, her ex-boyfriend, and God. Could May’s Triple Cross Ranch be the safe haven she’s searching for? Will the sisters realize that each possesses what the other desperately needs before it’s too late?

A stunning debut from the latest Christian Writers Guild winner.

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