It is truly a pleasure to introduce you to C.S. Lakin. I had the opportunity to review her book Someone to Blame a few months ago. It dealt with a very difficulty theme but was well written and rich with truths that touched my heart. So I jumped at the opportunity to review another one of her books. But before I get that let’s learn a little more about the author
When you reach heaven, other than Jesus, what Biblical character are you most looking forward to meeting and why?
I want to meet all of them! I think especially Joseph, since I relate to him so much. I suffered a family betrayal and have written a modern day novel based on his story.
What would be the first question you would like to ask him?
How did he know God was with him all through his trials, and how did it feel to see God’s hand in his life, using him to save the nation of Israel, his family.
When you were a little girl what did you want to be when you grew up?
A ballerina. But that wasn’t going to happen!
Are you a Star Trek Fan? (And for those of you out there who are, when you read the book you’ll understand why I asked!?!)
I am a fanatic! My husband and I watch some Star Trek show every week, although lately it’s been nightly, going through Deep Space Nine and now TNG. But, I have no idea why you asked that in regard to The Map across Time. That book is more like Back to the Future to me! Maybe you can give me a hint!
We see a lot of advice out there for writers, but what advice would you give someone like me, who enjoys reading and writing reviews on a book? What makes a good review?
Always tell the author you think their book is the best they’ve ever read! No, just kidding. I appreciate a thoughtful, honest review and personal reflections of how the story moved them and what they learned from it. It’s so neat, being an author, to hear those things and helps encourage me to keep writing.
Thanks SO MUCH! And I’ll email you privately on the Star Trek question. 🙂
My Review – I found this story absolutely enchanting! The author did an amazing job of painting the picture of Sherbourne in its fullest. The characters quickly endeared themselves to me. I found myself crying at Adin’s pain and wanted to hold him in my arms and tell him everything would be alright. Aletha has such a strength of character that made you love her as well. The supporting characters of Reya, Jered, and O’lam added laughter and wisdom to the story.
It is a story of good versus evil, but it is definitely a fresh tale with some very cool twists. Another nice thing with this story is it is very entertaining for adults, but I think children will enjoy the story as well. The antagonist is very apparent and evil but I don’t think he would cause nightmares for younger children. My twelve year old was going to read it until he realized it was not on the Accelerated Reading List and he could get points for reading. I think this summer he’ll read it.
If you enjoyed the Chronicles of Narnia you will enjoy this story. This story is for anyone who wants to escape to another world and be lost in its beauty and wonder and learn how they recapture their freedom.
Contest – You have the opportunity to win a copy of this wonderful book. Leave a comment with your name, the state you live in and your favorite fairy tale. Open to those in the United States and chances of winning are based on the number of entries. The winner will be chosen using random.org on Friday, March 18, 2011 at 9:00 PM PDT.
I did receive this book from the publisher, but my views are strictly my own.
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