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!
and the book:
Grand Central Publishing; 1 edition (February 22, 2010)
Tiffany L. Warren, is an author, playwright, songwriter, mother and wife. Her debut novel What a Sista Should Do, was released in June of 2005 and has ministered to over 50,000 readers. Her second book, Farther than I Meant to Go, Longer than I Meant to Stay was a national bestseller. In 2006, Tiffany and her husband, Brent, founded Warren Productions and released their first gospel musical. What a Sista Should Do - The Stage Play debuted in Cleveland, OH at the famed Allen Theatre.
Tiffany is also the visionary behind the Faith and Fiction Fellowship tour. Presently, the authors have visited groups in Atlanta, Houston, New York, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Charlotte.
Tiffany's third novel, The Bishop's Daughter was released in January 2009. Tiffany resides in northern Texas with her husband Brent and their five children.
Visit the author's website.
List Price: $13.99
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; 1 edition (February 22, 2010)
AND NOW...THE FIRST CHAPTER:
This was such an amazing book! In the Midst of It All is the first book I've read by Tiffany L. Warren and will not be my last.
I absolutely felt like I was in the moment with each of the characters. The dialogue was strong and was fluid. The situations in this novel were so raw and real. I can't even put it into words how real this probably is for some people. I don't want to give too much of the story away because the storyline is so gripping.
Zee lives with her mom Audrey and because of her mom's health issues, they don't stay at one church or social setting for long. This opens the door to a church that greets them with love and acceptance. To Zee some of the rules of the church seem odd, but the members are so warm and inviting. She's never availed herself to have friends because her life was so unpredictable. Now they seemed to be coming out of the woodwork.
On top of that, Zee attracts the attention of a number of the guys from their group, and guys that aren't part of the church. Her mom seems to be fitting in well and Zee seems to think life could be getting a bit better. As with most things, nothing stays the same for long. Life begins to unravel in numerous areas of her life, and it seems even though she's found a place in this new church, God seems further away than ever.
I have to be honest, my review is somewhat vague and bland because this book is so riveting I don't want to give anything away! If you can, pick this book up and read it without reading the back. You will NOT be disappointed!