Joshilyn Jackson's website through links on other blogs. There was a contest for her newest release, which I entered, but it was her dialogue in her blog post that had me out that afternoon getting an older story (2008) to see what she was about.
I like to review books I read in the context of the current christian publication market versus a standard type review. So no one goes away wondering, I enjoyed the book enough to get another of Joshilyn Jackson's books with the intent of catching up to her newest release; Backseat Saints.
Reviews: The Priest's Graveyard, The Last Templar and Angel Sister.
the girl who stopped swimming is not Christian fiction but there is a point I would like to make. The main character, Laurel Hawthorne, is dealing with many issues, not the least being she sees the ghost of murdered people she knows. The crux of her problems stem from troubled relationships which Ms. Jackson writes well and resovles in a believeable manner. There was no faith theme running through this story. There could have been. There were many places I thought, 'If Laurel had a basis of faith I would appreciate her struggle in a personal way.' From a Christian perspective I would have enjoyed this story with the ghosts, Ouji board, sexual deviation and all, more, with a faith theme running through it.
Would this story sell, as is, wrapped within a faith theme? Herein lies the conundrum.
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