About the Book
Author: Beckie Lindsey
Release Date: 9/16/2018
Every girl has a secret she hopes the light will never find— but the demons already have. Battles between unseen forces of good and evil have made unlikely friends out of high school juniors Krystal, Mackenzie, Tammi, and Sadie, who share similar secrets from their traumatic pasts. As Krystal’s lifelong friendship with Bryce grows into something more, her new friendship with Mackenzie is tested. While Tammi and Sadie heal from their injuries caused by a horrific accident, their deeper wounds fester as tension grown between them. When a handsome nurse and a sultry singer join the group, things become even more tangled. Will the relationships survive the epic spiritual battles raging around them? Or will the demons keep them chained to their secrets?
My Thoughts: We have a constant spiritual battle going on every day. It isn't something we really think about, but it is happening. This book really helps the reader understand that battle. This is a novel about 4 girls dealing with teenage issues. The author is skilled at putting "faces" to the feeling of anger, pride just to name a couple; by describing them as demons, giving the reader a knowledge of exactly what is going on when we have issues with them. Not only that, but the author gives the answer ~prayer and shows what prayer does and how it works in the spiritual realm.
Even though this is book 2, I think the reader will enjoy it and be able to follow along; though I do recommend reading book 1 "Secrets". This book does cover topics that may be hard to deal with; that being sexual abuse, depression etc. It is an excellent read for young adults and many adults like myself. My only objection is that the ending was cut off quickly, which to me means another book in the series may be coming.
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About the Author
Beckie Lindsey is an award-winning author, poet, blogger, and the editor of Southern California Christian Voice, a division of One Christian Voice, a national news syndicating agency. She is a major coffeeholic and enjoys a good book with a cat on her lap. She also loves to hike and hang out with family and friends. Beckie and her husband, Scott have three adult children, two adorable cats and live in California.
Guest Post from Beckie
Why I write YA and the BFA seriesI believe a teenager still exists inside each of us. We hear a familiar tune from our “glory days” and are instantly tapping our toes. Mentally, we’re back in high school —poofy bangs, scrunchie, neon off-the-shoulder sweatshirt — and all. Oh, wait. That’s me back in the ‘80s! Ah, yes. There is something wonderfully awful about those coming-of-age years. From the first kiss to the first breakup, there are memories we cherish and some we don’t care to ever revisit. Being a teen can be exciting, confusing, painful, joyous, or even all of those things at once! No matter how different your teenage experience was from mine, one thing is true for us all: these years have an enormous impact on who we become as adults. We can all sympathize with the plight of puberty and the longing for independence and acceptance. Yeah, there’s still a teenager in all of us! These are the reasons I write YA. My hope is to use the power of storytelling to move past barriers and open hearts to accept how much God loves and desires a personal relationship with us. At every age, we all need the grace and love of Jesus. In the Beauties from Ashes (BFA) series, I write about relatable characters with difficult issues and traumatic pasts to enlighten readers about the unseen spiritual battle referred to in Scripture. Each character has a secret that has left them vulnerable to the battle in an invisible realm where demonic creatures fight to keep them chained to their pasts and angels of light work to free them. The characters and their issues are complex, just like real life. In fact, some of the topics are often considered too taboo to talk about openly. But what is left in the dark, festers and grows. It is only in the light that we can be free. In the BFA series, readers experience the character’s quest for truth, love, grace, and freedom while hopefully finding the same for themselves.
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