February 3rd - Launch of my brand new blog: Word Salt. Author Interviews, Writer's Tips, & Book Reviews – for those called by God to write, and for those who love to read the Word. Check it out!
"Heal the Wounded" (the second book in the "Wounded Trilogy") is the Bronze Medal winner in the Young Adult (Coming of Age) category and a finalist in the Christian - (General Fiction) category in the 2011 Reader's Favorite Book Awards!
Winner of a Word Guild - Canadian Christian Writing Award in the "blog series" category!
For the second year in a row, Lynn Dove's Journey Thoughts blog has been nominated for the Canadian Weblog Awards in 3 categories: "Best Written", "Religion, Spirituality and Philosophy" and in "Writing and Literature".
Heal the Wounded receives a 5 Star Review from Readers Favorite
"In book two of Lynn Dove’s Wounded Trilogy, Heal The Wounded, the author takes the reader once again into the lives of the families from the first book as they struggle with their own set of problems. Each teenager is still trying to cope with the death of Ronnie; they all have a healing process to go through as their faith is tested to the max. Jake’s family is facing his mother’s fight against cancer, while Leigh’s family is displaced due to a fire. Leigh and Jake's relationship is tested. Ronnie’s brother, Tim, has his own demons to face. Being bullied at school causes him to become self-destructive. There is one special character in this second book that I would like to think of as a little guardian angel: Cassidy, a five year old living with her grandmother, who seems to bring a smile to everyone in the hospital and helps bring a healing process to Tim.
As with the first book, there are many issues dealing with the teenage years and family issues. Each character fights to hold onto his faith in the midst of many upsets and trials. Not only is this a book for teens but also for adults. In today’s world, it’s such a busy life that parents seem to ignore the warning signs of their teenagers. I recommend parents and child alike read this book.
Look for the final installment “Love The Wounded” in 2011." Readers Favorite
Shoot the Wounded is a finalist in the 2010 Reader's Favorite Book Awards!
"Shoot The Wounded" centers around the small town and families of Maplewood. Leigh and Ronnie were best friends in grade school, things changed as they started high school. Their family life was very different. In her teen years Ronnie turned wild. Jake was a new boy in the neighborhood. Soon problems arise though between Leigh, Ronnie, Jake and others at school. Jake has a past that is about to threaten his friendship with Leigh and Ronnie.
This book digs deep into the lives of youth, the rumors, the gossip. How words can bring one down to the lowest point in their life. When one is down and out and at their lowest point so called friends "Shoot The Wounded" drag them down just a little bit more. The author has written this book so well that the reader can see deep down into the soul of the character. Remember there is no easy way out when a mistake has been made. I feel every parent and teenager should sit down and read this book together. Shoot The Wounded reflects on many of the issues teenages have to contend with today, pregnancy, drinking, family values and peer pressure. Recommended for all ages."
ReadersFavorite.com gives the book 5 Stars!
Interview with author, Sue Russell and leave a comment on Word Salt for a chance to win one of her books.
I love the Book Club Network and I am sharing the upcoming giveaways on Word Salt!