Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Love Will Keep Us Together

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Love Will Keep Us Together

FaithWords (April 30, 2010)


Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt


ANNE DAYTON graduated from Princeton University and is earning her master's degree in English literature at New York University. She works for a New York publishing company and lives in Brooklyn.

MAY VANDERBILT graduated from Baylor University and went on to earn a master's degree in fiction from Johns Hopkins University. She lives in San Francisco, where she writes about food, fashion, and nightlife in the Bay Area.

Together, the two women are the authors of Miracle Girls series


Riley McGee has the whole world open before her. She could get into any college, major in any subject, become whoever she wants to be...But the truth is, Riley has no earthly idea what to do. She's paralyzed by indecision, afraid of the changes she faces, and as graduation day inches closer, it feels more and more like a threat.

Meanwhile, her autistic brother, Michael, is struggling to fit in at Marina Vista and stay on top of his classes. Riley tries to keep an eye out for him, but when Ms. Moore suggests pulling Michael out of school, Riley has to fight for her brother--and against her favorite teacher. And things take another turn when her ex-boyfriend, Tom, arrives, hoping to give their relationship one more try. On top of that, an ambitious new pastor makes her question everything she thought she knew about faith.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Love Will Keep Us Together, go HERE.

My Review: I loved this book and have to highly recommend it. It's the perfect book for pre-teens and teens to read that helps encourage the challenges that are faced by girls on the verge of entering into college. The best part of this book is how Riley chooses to handle the different situations she encounters and I personally feel this would be a great resource to pass along to our children. This book reminds me of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants but with a Christian element woven throughout. How Riley gets through her last year of high school with her friends, family and even God's help is amazing!

I was provided with a copy of this book to review compliments of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance. This is definitely a series of books my daughters are reading and loving! It's definitely a positive influence in their lives!


The Red Brick Farmhouse said...

Good morning, Kat~

I was very intrigued by this book right off the bat, but when they mentioned she had an autistic brother, it just sealed it for me.

I will be checking with the library as soon as it opens to see if they have this one on the shelf!


Denise said...

Sounds wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Sounds great!

Hope you're well Kat ~ hugs to you!

Angel said...

Great review Kat. Sounds like a wonderful book. Believing you are having a wonderful day!! Love and Blessings, Angel

Andrea said...


Hope you are having a beautiful California day. It has been unusually humid, here. Hope you are feeling better, too.

Thanks for another great review.


christy rose said...

I think this might be a great book for my oldest daughter. Thanks Kat

Unknown said...

G'day Kat ~ Your review is captivating.

Have a great day!
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Musings of A Minister said...

Great review. Are you honestly reading all these books or just skimming them?

Rita said...

Aren't we all paralized by indecision at one time or another in our lives. I'm sure it is a good book! I love your reviews.