Please forgive me if I've posted this book review before. I quickly scanned through my blog planner and didn't see it. And because of our slower internet, it's difficult to flip through the numerous posts online. When I tried downloading my archive, I got an error message. It's a tough start to blogging this year, but I'll not be daunted by such a small issue.
This book was a joy the first time I read it years ago and it's still a book I enjoy to this day. I hope you'll be encouraged to give it a try once you read my review of "Glory" by Lori Copeland. You can find my writing challenge immediately after the book review.
Glory by Lori Copeland
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Hmm...I thought I'd reviewed this one already. Oh, well. No time like the present!
Glory is one of my favorite romance books ever. I could read it over and over. It's fun, plain and simple. There are moments of humor, romance, sadness, fear, uncertainty, and victory. It's a sweet coming-of-age romance story that just pulls you in.
Glory is a wonderful main character. Her growth throughout the book is compelling, at least to me. The other characters are equally well done, as are the villains. And the setting is beautiful. It makes me visit the west even more.
I'd recommend this book to anyone who loves Christian romance with a dash of adventure and humor.
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Since it's short, I'll add that this book made me laugh as much as it kept me on the edge, not knowing what would happy to Glory next.
As to my statement about visiting the west, the farthest I've been is Arizona. It was a quick weekend visit and I didn't get to see nearly enough. I was only a teen and it was a business trip for my parents, so we only visited an outdoor mall and one museum in Phoenix. I long to visit again and take my time exploring the area.
What places would you like to explore?
#WritingtheSensesChallenge Week 2 Day 8 - Sights Sketch
Since sketches are the bare bones of an art piece, I'm using that concept to jot down details about a particular scene so I don't lose the essence of what I want to convey to the reader. Here's a photo of my Sight Sketch for yesterday's challenge. Though I believe I might have chosen a more impressive "sight" to sketch out, this was the first one I hit on while attempting revisions today: Perodyll Forest. It's quite possible it won't even show up in the final manuscript, but some of the interaction between characters is interesting. Then again, it may show up with a totally different mood and purpose. Who knows?
Scrivener offers a pretty simple template that works well for simple scene sketches. That's what I'm using to complete this week's challenges.
#FantasyWIPJanuary Writing Challenge Day 7 - 8
The prompt for Day 7 was "Your Favorite Writing Quote" and maybe this one is more about creating in general. It's still my favorite, though. And I'm not sure how I did it, but I got behind on adding these to my blog posts. So I'm catching up today.
On day 8, we were asked to share our favorite thing about our main character. I love how joyful Liha is, even though there's the threat of death lingering nearby if she ever leaves Si'Yinte Falls. Her faith is undaunted and her joy just beams out like a ray of sunshine. And that's how Zec sees her, almost from the time they meet. Zec is shy and gentle. He knows what could happen if his gift is ever discovered and he's learned to be as unobtrusive as possible. He's Liha's gentle friend and though they have a decent age difference between them, romance could grow. To be honest, I hope it does but we'll have to see which paths the characters choose to take. :)
That's all for today. I apologize for the lateness of yesterday's post. I had it scheduled but there must have been a glitch in the system. I'm scheduling this one, too, so I will check back tomorrow to see if it works like it's supposed to. Don't forget to share any of your responses in the comments below or on Instagram with the hashtag #writingthesenseschallenge so I can share in the victories with you! :)
Melody Kittles writes fantasy fiction under the name Robin McElveen. She loves God, her family, the arts, a warm cup of coffee or tea, visiting friends, and collecting coffee & Pusheen items.
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