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Interested in reading Someone To Blame(see my review below)? Well, all you have to do to receive a FREE SIGNED copy is:
1. Answer this question in the comments:
How is blame destructive to ourselves and others? And what are some ways we engage in blame and don’t even notice?
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C.S. Lakin will then read all your comments on my blog and choose the best answer. The winner will be announced on Monday 13th.
Here's the blurb:
In the wake of heartrending family tragedies, Matt and Irene Moore move with their fourteen-year-old daughter, Casey, to a small town. Their goal is to get far away from the daily reminders that leave each of them raw and guilt-ridden. Their hope is to find redemption, repair, and renewal. Instead, the threads that hold them together unravel even more. Breakers, a small community perched on the rocky coast of the Pacific Northwest, is draped with cold isolation that seems to mirror the hearts.
As they settle into their new life, old grief settles with them. Matt is always on edge and easily angered, Irene is sad and pensive, and Casey is confused and defiant. They've once more set the stage for calamity. Into this mix comes Billy Thurber, a young drifter with his own conflicts, whose life unexpectedly entangles with the Moores'. His arrival in Breakers parallels a rash of hateful and senseless crimes, and soon the whole town -- eager for someone to blame -- goes after Thurber with murderous intent.
Out of this dangerous chaos, however, the Moores find unexpected grace and healing in a most unlikely way. Author C. S. Lakin explores our need to assign reason and fix blame for the pain and grief in our lives. Though the circumstances are fictional, the emotions are real and universal, making Someone to Blame a great and inspiring read.
This novel started off slow and with a lot of detail, but rightly so! Once I reached a about a third of the way through, and the plot really started to pick up and hook me in like sugar to a sweet tooth, I certainly appreciated the effort the author went to making sure each character popped. The story wouldn't have been the same if I hadn't known so much about the characters.
I heartily recommend this novel to anyone who is interested in not only a page-turning read, but in something with greater meaning. Something that might very well make you step back and question any uneducated judgements you've made about someone. It also shows that even though large groups of people sharing the same view can be persuasive, all it really takes is one person to make a difference in this world. And that is definitely something I like to believe in.
All in all, a very well-written, entertaining, and enlightening read.
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