Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Bound By Guilt by CJ Darlington 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?


CJ Darlington is back with her sophomore release, Bound by Guilt. This is one author that you've got to read. With two books under her belt, and the second one as good as, if not better than the first, you're going to want to remember her name. Bound by Guilt has everything that I look for in a novel. Characters that come to life, suspense that won't let you go, and a plot with twists and turns that keep you guessing to the end.

Teenager Roxi Gold has had a life full of rejection and hurt. In and out of foster homes since she was a child, she finally ends up with a distant relative with hopes that she's found a family to take care of her. What she finds is an aunt and cousin who travel the country in an RV, looking for bookstores from where they'll steal rare and valuable books only to resell them in the next town. This way of life is taking its toll on Roxi and it catches up with all three of them in one store where their robbery ends up including murder. Now on the run, the three try to get away from everything without leaving clues behind. Roxi is torn between loyalty to her family and doing the right thing.

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.


Thank you, CJ, for this CLEAN READ!

1 comment:

C.J. Darlington said...

Thanks for posting about Bound by Guilt!