FIRST Chapter & Thoughts: Raven’s Ladder by Jeffrey Overstreet

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Jeffrey Overstreet and the book: Raven’s Ladder WaterBrook Press (February 16, 2010) ***Special thanks to Staci Carmichael of WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jeffrey Overstreet is the skilled author of Auralia’s Colors, twice-nominated for. . .

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FIRST: Cyndere’s Midnight

It is time to play a Wild Card! Every now and then, a book that I have chosen to read is going to pop up as a FIRST Wild Card Tour. Get dealt into the game! (Just click the button!) Wild Card Tours feature an author and his/her book’s FIRST chapter! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Jeffrey Overstreet and the book: Cyndere’s Midnight(The Auralia Thread Series #2) WaterBrook Press (September 16, 2008) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jeffrey Overstreet lives in two worlds. By day, he writes about movies at LookingCloser.org and in notable publications like Christianity Today, Paste, and Image. His adventures in cinema are chronicled in his book Through a Screen Darkly. By night, he composes new stories found in fictional worlds of his own. Living in Shoreline, Washington, with his wife, Anne, a poet, he is a. . .

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FIRST: Auralia’s Colors

It is time to play a Wild Card! Every now and then, a book that I have chosen to read is going to pop up as a FIRST Wild Card Tour. Get dealt into the game! (Just click the button!) Wild Card Tours feature an author and his/her book’s FIRST chapter! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Jeffrey Overstreet and the book: Auralia’s Colors (The Auralia Thread Series #1) WaterBrook Press (September 4, 2007) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jeffrey Overstreet lives in two worlds. By day, he writes about movies at LookingCloser.org and in notable publications like Christianity Today, Paste, and Image. His adventures in cinema are chronicled in his book Through a Screen Darkly. By night, he composes new stories found in fictional worlds of his own. Living in Shoreline, Washington, with his wife, Anne, a poet, he is. . .

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Auralia’s Colors: a review

Auralia’s Colors: The Red Strand by Jeffrey Overstreet My review rating: 4 of 5 starsWhat an interesting story Jeff has woven together through the novel of “Auralia’s Colors”. This is a story to set sometime aside to read and let it soak in. I will bet that this is one that would even fascinate my husband to read. Sections in this book lost my interest, and I wanted to walk away, but I am glad that I did not because all in all it was quite an enjoyable journey and I plan to read the rest of the Threads as they present themselves. I found the atmosphere for me was very reminiscent of Stephen Lawhead, especially his lately series including Hood, Scarlet, and in 2009 Tuck. As a Fantasy novel, this is one of those that you fall into and forget about what is real and what is not. That. . .

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Christy Winners and Finalists Announced!!!

Here are the Christy winners and Finalists!!! I plan to read them all, but for now, you can see my comments on those that I have be blessed to read. – MJ CONTEMPORARY (Stand Alone) Winner:Chasing Fireflies by Charles Martin (Thomas Nelson) Finalists: In High Places by Tom Morrisey (Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group) Quaker Summer by Lisa Samson (Thomas Nelson) [I just won a copy the other day, I cannot wait to read it!] CONTEMPORARY (Series, Sequels and Novellas) Winner:Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon (Viking Penguin) Finalists: A Time to Mend by Sally John and Gary Smalley (Thomas Nelson) What Lies Within by Karen Ball (WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group) [I have only read part of this one so far, but enjoyed that part. I really liked the first two of this series as well. Karen is very talented, but then I think that is. . .

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Auralia’s Colors by Jeffrey Overstreet (Take TWO)

Back in November, on the 26th I first mentioned Jeffrey Overstreet on my blog and his discussion on the film “The Golden Compass”… Then, on the 28th, he was brought up again specifically with Auralia’s Colors with the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance Blog Book Tour… And now, here he is again!! This week (Mon-Wed) is the blog book tour for the Christian Science Fiction & Fantasy Blog Tour for Jeffrey Overstreet’s book Auralia’s Colors. Neat places to visit are the book’s website and also, author Jeffrey Overstreet’s blog. *Participants’ Links: Brandon Barr Jim Black Justin Boyer Grace Bridges Jackie Castle Carol Bruce Collett Valerie Comer CSFF Blog Tour D. G. D. Davidson Chris Deanne Jeff Draper April Erwin Marcus Goodyear Andrea Graham Jill Hart Katie Hart Timothy Hicks Heather R. Hunt Becca Johnson Jason Joyner Kait Karen Carol Keen Mike Lynch Margaret Rachel Marks Shannon McNear Melissa Meeks Rebecca LuElla. . .

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