Thursday, June 11, 2015

London Tides

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
London Tides
David C. Cook (June 1, 2015)
Carla Laureano


I studied literature and criticism at Pepperdine University and earned a degree in English in 1997. Since then, I’ve worked in a number of different industries as a salesperson, marketing manager, copywriter, and small business consultant. In addition to my work for corporate clients, I wrote for publications produced by the World Health Organization.

I love the history, culture, and mythology of Ireland and Scotland, which form the settings for most of my work. I also enjoy incorporating my background in martial arts and fencing into the action elements of my stories.

I’m a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA). I was selected as a finalist in ACFW’s 2012 Genesis contest in the speculative fiction category. My debut novel, a contemporary romance entitled Five Days in Skye, was released by David C Cook in June 2013 and went on to win RWA’s 2014 RITA Award for Inspirational Romance. My three book young adult fantasy series, SONG OF SEARE, is being released from NavPress in 2014 and 2015.

I live with my husband and two sons in Denver, Colorado.


Irish photojournalist Grace Brennan travels the world’s war zones documenting the helpless and forgotten. After the death of her friend and colleague, Grace is shaken.

She returns to London hoping to rekindle the spark with the only man she ever loved—Scottish businessman Ian MacDonald. But he gave up his championship rowing career and dreams of Olympic gold years ago for Grace ... only for her to choose career over him. Will life’s tides bring them back together ... or tear them apart for good this time?

If you would like to read the first chapter of London Tides, go HERE.

Book Review

London Tides is the second book in the MacDonald Family trilogy.  I did not read the first book, but I did not feel like I was lost of missing out of anything which I really appreciated.  

The story centers around Grace who has been working as a war photojournalist.  However, she has reached her limit and has now come home as she is struggling with PTSD.   Home has its own struggles as she left behind the love of her life, Ian.   They reconnect and start working their way what might be a future. 

When I read a book I often read with the thought of whether I would allow someone else to read it.  The teenage girls I work with like the read the books I have.   There are too many blurred lines when it comes to God, sex and other moral issues in this book.   I would not be willing to share this one with my teenage girls. 

I received a complimentary copy of London Tides from CFBA for reading and review.

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