Friday, December 9, 2011


Leave a comment on any blog from December 1st until the 19th to be entered in for the Christmas drawing. Details on my author page on facebook - Author Laura V. Hilton *Please note: the book review following is not a part of this giveaway.*

Title: WORDS
Author: Ginny L. Yttrup
Publisher: Broadman & Holman
February 2011
ISBN: 978-14336-7170-8
Genre: Inspirational/general/contemporary

Kaylee Wren is almost ten years old, but she doesn’t speak. Abandoned by her mother, she lives with her mother’s boyfriend, an alcoholic who sexually abuses her. Kaylee is fascinated by words, and even though she can’t speak she reads her mother’s dictionary cover-to-cover, beginning to end, over and over again. Memorizing words and meanings.

Sierra Dawn is an artist and alone. Twelve years ago she was addicted to drugs and the rough lifestyle associated with it and ended up accidentally killing her baby girl. She still mourns the loss of her child. Trying to help her become clean, Sierra’s parents spend their savings renting an ocean-front cabin far away from the city Sierra lived in, breaking her from her friends, from her sources, from her drugs.

On the twelfth anniversary of her baby’s death, Sierra drives out to the cabin, and there she sees Kaylee for the first time. She thinks she’s imagining her, but still tells her best friend, Ruby, about seeing the child. Sierra’s world begins to crumble but she still reaches out to Kaylee when she sees her again. Can God help these two hurting souls to heal?

WORDS is a powerfully written story about two hurting individuals who came through the ugly side of life and survived. Dealing with tough subject matter, this is not a book for those who prefer to read “feel good stories”. This is a book that will make you think, that will make you want to reach out to the druggie on the street, to the hurting child in an abusive home, and help them find God’s love in the midst of their private Hell.

If you like reading books that deal with the gritty side of life then you will want to read WORDS. This is written in first person, both Kaylee’s and Sierra’s, but it is easy to tell who’s point of view your in. Recommended. $14.99. 352 pages.


Michelle said...

Sounds like a powerful book.

Elizabeth Byler Younts said...

I'll have to put this book on my wish list!!!

margie said...

I am adding this book to my wishlist!!! I have seen much suffering of both adult and child due to the issues this story addresses.

Melanie Ski said...

I have heard a lot about this book. Sounds like it would be a thought provoking read.
melanieinoh2003 at yahoo dot com

karenk said...

sounds like a great read :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

cjajsmommy said...

This storyline is intriguing. From your review, I want to get to know these two people and find out how their stories come together in the end.

djragno (at) hotmail (dot) come

Glenda Parker Fiction Writer said...

Sound like a great read. I would love a chance to read it. Your character sound very intriguing.

Glenda Parker