Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Words Between us by Erin Bartels



A reclusive bookstore owner hoped she'd permanently buried her family's sensational past with a new name. But when the novels she once shared with an old crush begin appearing in the mail, it's clear her true identity is about to be revealed, threatening the new life she has painstakingly built.


Erin Batel a new to me author has created some really good characters. Erin will be an author to watch for. I'd really like to see her succeed. 
 I especially liked Dawt Pi. Reason being, she appeared to have some Christian faith. I thought she was a wonderful influence on Robin.
However; the one I felt sorry for the most was Robin. How awful it must've been to carry that access baggage on the actions of her parents. I just couldn't imagine that was easy. I think it would've been better if she'd turn to the Lord for help. But she didn't.
Another thing I really like was the addition of the classic books. I liked how the author has snuck that in. There's nothing like the smell of books even old ones!! Books are friends!
Another favorite scene is at the beginning of the story. I wont say what it is because I dont want to give it away but I'll say one word anf that is Peter Flynt.
I also picked this book up because of the cover and I love books. This cover is so different than what I'm used to but that is what makes this book unique.
I think I was most dissatisfied with the lack of Christian faith. For after all, this is why I started reading Christian faith and why I reconnected with the Lord.
Overall the storyline was fantastic but the lack of faith is so very disappointing!!
Another reason the present part of the book is told present tense not a favorite of mine. The past was really good.
My thanks to Revell. NO compensations were received and all opinions are my own. 


Erin BartelsERIN BARTELS is the author of WE HOPE FOR BETTER THINGS and THE WORDS BETWEEN US, which was a finalist for the 2015 Rising Star Award from the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. Her short story “This Elegant Ruin” was a finalist in The Saturday Evening Post 2014 Great American Fiction Contest. Her poems have been published by The Lyric and The East Lansing Poetry Attack. A member of the Capital City Writers Association and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, she is former features editor of WFWA’s Write On! magazine and current director of the annual WFWA Writers Retreat in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Erin lives in the beautiful, water-defined state of Michigan where she is never more than a ninety minute drive from one of the Great Lakes or six miles from an inland lake, river, or stream. She grew up in the Bay City area waiting for freighters and sailboats at drawbridges and watching the best 4th of July fireworks displays in the nation. She spent her college and young married years in Grand Rapids feeling decidedly not-Dutch. She currently lives with her husband and son in Lansing, nestled somewhere between angry protesters on the Capitol lawn and couch-burning frat boys at Michigan State University. And yet, she claims it is really quite peaceful.

Erin is represented by Nephele Tempest of The Knight Agency. Find her on Facebook @ErinBartelsAuthor, on Twitter @ErinLBartels, or on Instagram @erinbartelswrites.

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