Wednesday, December 12, 2007

What Lies Within by Karen Ball

I've been waiting for this one! Isn't the cover superb? But "what lies within" is even better. Karen Ball never disappoints. Her stories are edgy, heart-tugging, spirit-moving, and well-crafted.

When I was so blessed to have her as my hands-on editor for the first two books I ever published, her insights took me to a whole new level of write-craft. I will be forever grateful. Her techniques feature large in the workshops I teach to other writers.

So now I can only recommend heartily that you grab yourself a copy of this new release by a seasoned author. Savor the read!


Nothing’s going to stop Kyla…

until the ground crumbles beneath her feet.
Kyla Justice has arrived. Her company, Justice Construction, is one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful companies in the Pacific Northwest. And yet, something is missing. Not until she’s called on to build a center for inner-city kids does she realize what it is: her sense of purpose. Now nothing can stop her, not the low budget, not supply problems, not gang opposition, not her boyfriend’s suggestion that she sell her business and marry him–and most especially not that disagreeable Rafael Murphy.
Rafe Murphy understands battle. Wounded in action, this Force Recon Marine carries the scars–and the nightmares–to prove it. Though he can’t fight overseas any longer, he’s found his place as a warrior in the civilian world. So he soldiers on, trusting that one of these days, God will reveal to him why Rafe survived the ambush in Iraq. That day has arrived.
Kyla and Rafe both discover that determination alone won’t carry them through danger and challenges. When gang violence threatens their very foundations, there’s only one way to survive: rely on each other, be real–and surrender to God. In other words, risk everything…

Karen Ball , bestselling novelist, is also the editor behind several of today's bestselling Christian novels. Her love for words was passed down through her father and grandfather - both pastors who shared God's truth through sermons and storytelling. Blending humor, poignancy, and honesty, Karen's writing style is a powerful force for revealing God's truth. She lives in Oregon with her husband, Don, and their "kids," Bodhan, a mischief-making Siberian husky, and Dakota, an Aussie-terrier mix who should have been named "Destructo."


Karen B. said...

Jill, you're wonderful! Thanks so much, friend, for your kind comments. And if anyone reading this hasn't picked up one of Jill's books, take a page from Nike and JUST DO IT! They're grand.

Blessings to you this Christmas season.

Karen Ball

Bonnie Calhoun said...

LOL...tsk, tsk, tsk...empty your mailbox...I'm trying to send you an email!