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Monday, January 17, 2011

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Someone To Blame
Zondervan (September 21, 2010)
C. S. Lakin

I'm about 2/3 finished with this book and I must say, C.S. Lakin is a remarkable writer. I'm especially enjoying the way Lakin pulls you into the story with detailed scenes so well written I found tears in my eyes on more than one occasion.

The loss and tragedy conveyed in this book is very heavy. It's not a feel good book by any means. If you're someone who likes to be captured in the lives of the characters, even during a very tragic time, then you'll love this book. The emotions are very raw and extremely real to the tragedy that they've faced.

I will say that you might refrain from letting your teenagers read this before you do. Yes, it's a Christian book, however, there is some content parents might not be comfortable with their children reading. Use your judgment.

I'd definitely recommend this book to those looking for a wonderfully written and moving story. And after seeing the way Lakin has with words, I'll be adding her to my must read list.

I received my copy for review from the publisher.ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

C. S. Lakin is a novelist and professional copyeditor and writing coach. She is currently working on her eleventh novel, a contemporary family saga drawn from the biblical story of Jacob. Someone to Blame(Zondervan), an intense relational drama and winner of the 2009 First Novel contest, released in October 2010, and she is also the author of the allegorical adult fantasy series The Gates of Heaven, featuring The Wolf of Tebron and the upcoming release The Map Across Time (March 2011). She is currently completing her tenth novel and developing a dog memoir of epic proportion.


In the wake of heartrending family tragedies, Matt and Irene Moore move with their fourteen-year-old daughter, Casey, to a small town. Their goal is to get far away from the daily reminders that leave each of them raw and guilt-ridden. Their hope is to find redemption, repair, and renewal. Instead, the threads that hold them together unravel even more.

Breakers, a small community perched on the rocky coast of the Pacific Northwest, is draped with cold isolation that seems to mirror the hearts. As they settle into their new life, old grief settles with them. Matt is always on edge and easily angered, Irene is sad and pensive, and Casey is confused and defiant. They've once more set the stage for calamity. Into this mix comes Billy Thurber, a young drifter with his own conflicts, whose life unexpectedly entangles with the Moores'.

His arrival in Breakers parallels a rash of hateful and senseless crimes, and soon the whole town -- eager for someone to blame -- goes after Thurber with murderous intent. Out of this dangerous chaos, however, the Moores find unexpected grace and healing in a most unlikely way.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Someone To Blame, go HERE.

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