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Saturday, April 18, 2020
Dove Strong by Erin Lorence
About the Book
Book: Dove Strong
Author: Erin Lorence
Genre: Christian YA
Dove Strong loves God. She loves standing chin up and fists clenched when facing Satan’s attacks. But there’s one thing she doesn’t love—other people. So when this spiritually-gifted, antisocial teenager is chosen to join other believers in a trek across Satan’s territory, rattlesnakes and evil-intentioned Heathen aren’t her biggest challenges.
But failure isn’t an option. In a month, the Christian Councils will decide the Reclaim, a vote on whether there’ll be a war between Christ’s followers and Satan’s to take back America. It is up to Dove, God’s messenger for peace, to reach her Council in time. Because if she doesn’t, things could get bloody.
My Review: Two courageous young girls, both gifted; captured by those who don't know God. In the world in this book, Christians are at war with non-Christians. Labels get used, much like today when we speak up or state a Biblical truth and it causes others to think it's a hate crime. I really like Dove and Melody. I loved their gifts, rooted for them with the many challenges they had to face on this journey. The enemy is sneaky. Dark and Light are well shown. The parallels of this story and today's society are excellently written with many things to think about or discuss with others. I wasn't left high and dry at the end, but just oh-so-ready for the next books in this series. I think, possibly, tweens and up would love this book. I know that I did! 5 Stars
About the Author
Erin Lorence grew up in rainy Western Washington, an avid reader and the daughter of a published nonfiction author. She attended Washington State University (WSU) where she met and married her husband, Brian. Together, they recently moved to Apex, North Carolina with their two amazing daughters (who also love to read) and their beagle Charlie (who doesn’t read). Her lifelong love of literature, her gratitude to God, and her enjoyment of hiking in Central Oregon all inspired her to write the Dove Strong Trilogy. Visit her at: www.erinlorence.com.
More from Erin
I politely smile and keep what I really think inside. But my main character, Dove Strong, doesn’t. She blasts people with the full force of her words. Sometimes Dove’s words sting…but she’s never merely polite or hum-drum boring.
I secretly hug the random and ridiculous moments of life to myself, preserving my appearance of normalcy. But when I write, the true ‘uncool’ me escapes. It is responsible for the caterpillar dangling from a character’s nostril as well as for the little sister who won’t stop harping on about her precious bag of chips.
I write to escape and to help others escape. I write to laugh and make readers smile. I write so ‘the lost’ will wake to find that they crave an intimate relationship with The One who loves them most.
This is why I write. And that is why I wrote Dove Strong.