22 January 2010

Blog tour Thicker than Blood by C.J. Darlington

TitleTrakk.com 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?

My Review:
Firstly thanks to Tyndale for a copy of this book to review.
CJ's first book is a great read. This book has adventure, heartwarming characters, and deals with 2 sisters that are at totally different ends of the scale. Christy is an alcoholic and May is a strong hardworking rancher. Christy loves to read and loves her job in a book store which deals with collectable books and May helps run a ranch and loves the outdoors. Due to some circumstances Christy finds herself on Mays doorstep. Its interesting seeing how the sisters reconnect and deal with alot of issues. I found the further I got into the book the more I didn't want to put it down. Christy's ex boyfriend also adds alot of drama to this whole story. One thing I liked was how watching Christy have lightbulb moments and also how CJ gives insight into someone whos obsessed and what can happen in this situation.
I enjoyed the story and look forward to reading more books by CJ.

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

Watch the book trailer:

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 TitleTrakk.com 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 www.cjdarlington.com for more info.



Jennifer said...

I really want to read this one. I entered the giveaway on goodreads. Good review!

C.J. Darlington said...

Thank you for reading and reviewing Thicker than Blood! I'm very thankful for your thoughts, Jenny. :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...