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Monday, August 2, 2010

Katy's Debate (FIRST Wild Card Tour)

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! 

If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between!  

Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today's Wild Card author is:

and the book:

Zondervan (May 7, 2010) 

***Special thanks to Krista Ocier of Zondervan for sending me a review copy.***


Bestselling, award-winning author Kim Vogel Sawyer has many titles besides “writer.” As a wife, mother of three, grandmother of six, Sunday school teacher, and speaker, her life is full and happily busy. In her spare time she enjoys drama, quilting, and calligraphy. Kim and her husband make their home in Kansas, the setting for many of Kim’s novels.

Visit the author's website.

Product Details:

List Price: $9.99
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (May 7, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310719232
ISBN-13: 978-0310719236


Cafe Lily's Review:

Katy’s Debate is Book Two in the Katy Lambright Series from Kim Vogel Sawyer.  This was the first teen fiction book I’ve read of Kim’s and I thought it was well written.  As an Amish (plain people) fiction enthusiast, I respect that Kim stayed true to the Amish lifestyle but also added in some non-Amish aspects such as the public school Katy attends.  

I think that this story is very relevant to many teens today because it revolves around Katy’s stress over her father possibly marrying again.  Katy doesn’t want a stepmother and is jealous of the attention that her father is paying to Rosemary.  She feels her temper flaring every time Rosemary comes for dinner and can hardly stand to see them courting.  Katy does everything possible to keep the marriage from happening and strains the relationship she has with her father.  As she’s determined to keep her father from remarrying, she’s also struggling with feelings of attraction to a boy that her father will never approve of.   Katy appears to be overcome by emotions she has never faced before and as a reader I found myself hoping she would make the right decisions.

1 comment:

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