01 November 2010

Historical Fiction Review


Product DetailsLaurie Alice Eakes' book, The Glassblower, was an ACFW Carol finalist this year. This is a delightful book and despite its small size, the characters are wonderfully and fully developed. Collin Grassick, a master glassblower from Scotland, is sure to steal your heart away before you are done reading! Laurie and I discussed my observation that she showed the gift of beautiful parsimony in this book. We aren't sure if that is the correct terminology, in fact I am pretty sure it isn't. Let me try it this way - Laurie Alice has the ability to distill down to the best elements and deliver a wonderful elixir that the reader can savor.
Heartsongs Presents – Historical, through Barbour, published in 2009. This is a historical romance distributed through mass market but available for purchase at http://www.christianbook.com/. It is 176 pages but I have to say that Laurie Alice is excellent at including wonderful historical tidbits that you will want to take your time reading it to enjoy all the details. Don't be deceived into thinking this is a little late night read. Right now, you can purchase this book for under $2.50 at CBD and it was up against a number of other books for the Carol competition that were twice as long and probably five times the cost. Do yourself a favor and order it today for Author's Day!

9 comments:

  1. Thank you for the kind words. I think Glassbloer will always be special to me for many reasons.

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  2. I read one of Laurie's books and liked it. Can't remember the title but it was very good. Would love to be entered in your giveaway:) Thanks!

    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  3. This book looks very interesting. The cover is beautiful!
    Blessings,
    Kim

    kim(dot)msjmom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Kim, LOL, either you saw this somewhere else or you were prompting me to post the cover! So I edited this post and put Laurie Alice's beautiful cover on there! Charity, I am going to review "The Heiress" next. God bless you both today!

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  5. Loved your post, Carrie. Now I'm intrigued by enough to want to read The Glassblower!

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  6. Beth, she has such a sweet voice. The Heiress seems even better. Can't wait to finish that!

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  7. I have a winner and it is Charity! I emailed you. Please contact me if you have not received it yet! Congratulations!

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  8. Congratulations, Charity. I hope you like The Glassblower. You may have read Better than Gold, my first Christian novel to be published. I am so blessed.

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  9. Charity, I mailed a copy of "The Glassblower" by Laurie Alice Eakes, to you with with another wonderful book I reviewed on this blog earlier this year. Watch your mailbox!!

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