Friday, March 25, 2011

Bound By Guilt by C.J. Darlington - REVIEWED Blog Tours Presents:

Bound by Guilt
by C.J. Darlington
Published by Tyndale House

Shuttled between foster homes, Roxi Gold will do anything to fit in. Soon she’s traveling the country stealing rare books from unsuspecting bookstores. Police officer Abby Dawson has seen the worst of society—and not just at work. One fateful night, both their lives are changed forever. One searches for justice, the other finds herself on the run. Will the power of forgiveness set them free?

My Thoughts:
I am a lover of books both modern and antique. The value of a book varies depending on the age, condition and whether or not it possesses any unique marks, quirks ect... Bound By Guilt is a suspenseful story that has antique and rare books at the heart of the trouble, and I never considered the possibilities that were possible with this particular fascination with books! C.J Darlington really knows how to "bind" the human condition with a unique and suspenseful mystery!

I love the fact that she doesn't force a spiritual element but allows it to grow as a natural part of the story. I also love the fact that she allowed weaknesses that are really inherent to everyone to show up and be examined through the lens of different responses. Guilt is a powerful force for both right and wrong choices, and yet God has provided a way for Christians to live victorious lives that are not directed by guilt.

This is an excellent and exciting read and I am happy to recommend it to you!

Great job! You kept me turning the pages.
--Francine Rivers, Internationally best selling author

C.J. is a wonderful, talented writer . . . extraordinary . . .
--Bodie Thoene, best-selling author of the A.D. Chronicles

This one engages your senses and reaches your heart.
--Jerry B. Jenkins, NY Times best-selling author & owner of The Christian Writers Guild

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About the Author:
C. J. Darlington won the 2008 Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild Operation First Novel contest with her first novel, Thicker Than Blood. She has been in the antiquarian bookselling business for over twelve years, scouting for stores similar to the ones described in her novels before cofounding her own online bookstore. In 2006 C. J. started the Christian entertainment Web site with her sister, Tracy, and has been actively promoting Christian fiction through book reviews and author interviews. A homeschool graduate, she makes her home in Pennsylvania with her family and their menagerie of dogs and cats. Visit her website


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