19 February 2013

CFBA Tour For Love of Eli by Loree Lough with Review

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
For Love of Eli
Abingdon Press (February 1, 2013)
Loree Lough


With more than FOUR MILLION copies of her books in circulation, Loree has 98 books (fiction and non-fiction for kids and adults; four novels optioned for movies; more books slated for release between now and 2014), 68 short stories, over 2,500+ articles in print, and over 19,000 letters from fans!

Loree loves sharing learned-the-hard-way lessons about the craft and the industry, and her comedic approach makes her a favorite (and frequent) guest of writers' organizations, book clubs, private and government institutions, college and high school writing programs both here and abroad.

A writer who believes in "giving back," Loree dedicates a portion of her income to Soldiers' Angels, Special Operations Warrior Foundation, and other worthwhile organizations.

She splits her time between a tiny home in the Baltimore suburbs and an even tinier cabin in the Allegheny Mountains, and shares both with her real-life hero Larry, who rarely complains, even when she adds yet another item to her vast collection of "wolf stuff."


When unspeakable tragedy leaves young Eli an orphan, two families are devastated. But Taylor, Eli’s aunt and legal guardian, vows to help him remember his parents by creating a Memory Quilt. As she begins piecing together the moments of his parents' lives, the story of the young family emerges and Taylor and Eli begin to heal. But Eli’s uncle Reece is slow to let go of the past and still blames Taylor’s brother for his sister’s death. So, although he has long been attracted to Taylor, Reece keeps a safe distance away. Can their shared love for Eli pave the way to forgiveness or will Taylor and Reece be separated by pain?

If you would like to read a first chapter excerpt of For Love of Eli, go HERE.

My Review:
I finished this book yesterday and loved it. The story deals with Eli who parents have died and is now living with his Aunt Taylor. His uncle Reece isn't so happy as Taylor looks so much like her brother (Eli's father) and he blames him for his sisters death. Taylor decides to make a memory quilt for Eli to remember his parents and remember memories from his past. I love the idea and how Taylor goes about it. Reece has a lot of issues due to his past that make him the gruff man he is today. We see how issues from childhood continue to cause issues as an adult. Without giving the story away I loved how Loree built the story and loved seeing what made them all tick. Added to the story are a couple of characters who work for Taylor who try to steal scenes at times. Good read.

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