Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thicker than Blood Review

Thursday, January 21, 2010 Blog Tours Presents:

Thicker than Blood
by C.J. Darlington
Published by Tyndale House

Winner of the
2008 Christian Writers Guild Operation First Novel Contest!

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?

Everything about Thicker Than Blood was well worth the read, A touching story about two sisters, that are going through a rough time; Both have not been in touch with each other since their Parent's funeral  years before.

Both of the sisters have qualities I could relate to, each in a different way. I was immediately drawn into the story of their lives. Christy is an alcoholic haunted by her past decisions and May has struggled with feelings of abandonment ever since her sister left. The Characters drew me in, but the drama and suspense is what held my attention to the very end.
I  hope to see more from
CJ Darlington!***

With careful attention to detail, emotion, and scene-setting, C.J. Darlington scores with her debut effort. Here is a special writer you won’t want to miss.
--Jerry B. Jenkins, New York Times best selling author

If you love a good read filled with adventure and ultimately redemption, I encourage you to brew the tea, settle into your favorite chair and pick up the page turner that is C.J. Darlington’s imaginative new novel of a modern day sisterhood that triumphs over separation and the raw challenges of life to find the real endurance of both family ties and God’s amazing grace.
--Rebecca St. James, Grammy award winning Christian singer and bestselling author

With Thicker than Blood, C.J. Darlington proves she's a novelist for the long-haul, a strong new voice in Christian fiction. This book speaks to the heart, from the heart, about the heart. Readers will not soon forget it.
--Sibella Giorello, Christy award-winning author of The Rivers Run Dry & The Clouds Roll Away

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About the Author:
C. J. began writing the story that would become Thicker than Blood (her first novel) when she was a fifteen-year-old homeschool student. She has been in the antiquarian bookselling business for over a decade, scouting for stores similar to the one described in the novel before cofounding her own online bookstore. Thicker than Blood was the winner of the 2008 Christian Writers Guild Operation First Novel.

C. J. co-founded the Christian entertainment Web site with her sister, Tracy, and has been actively promoting Christian fiction through book reviews and author interviews. She makes her home in Pennsylvania with her family and their menagerie of dogs and cats. Visit her website for more info.


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hbokor said...

This sounds like an amazing book with an amazing storyline, and wonderful characters. It seems like the reader can relate to the characters in one way or another and possibly learn a good lesson in the end. Thanks for sharing this review.

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C.J. Darlington said...

Thank you for posting about Thicker than Blood! I greatly appreciate your taking the time to review it. :)

Zoe said...

This sounds like a book my sister, the avid reader, would absolutely love!

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