Backcover copy – Christy Williams never imagined that a stolen Hemmingway first edition would lead her back to the sister she left fifteen years ago. But when things begin to unravel, she finds herself on May’s doorstep, fearing for her life.
Oh my….What a wonderful novel by debut author C.J. Darlington (and what does C.J. stand for – she’s mysterious as well!). I’ll start with the thing that I loved the most – the evangelistic angle. C.J. created characters that real people will connect with. And these characters find out, in normal conversation, why they need Jesus and the possibility their lives have if they accept Christ into their hearts. A very clever way to get the gospel across. But even more clever because the sticking points the characters had, you’ll have to read the book to find out what they were, are very common. A strong salvation message that meet seekers where they are.
Alcoholism. Physical abuse. Stealing, Lying. Trust issues. Abandonment. These issues and more are explored in this novel. Each of the characters in Thicker Than Blood sound different. The pacing is perfect. The scenes are skillfully set (I grew up on a horse farm in Upstate New York, so I can tell you the horse and farm scenes are very realistic). And the chapter endings make this novel a page turner – one you simply can’t put down.
A unique and masterfully written novel. Get it and read it – you’ll be thankful you did!
C.J has posted the first chapter here on her website, check it out!
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Filed under: Book Review on December 30th, 2009