About the Book
Book: Dove Strong
Author: Erin Lorence
Genre: Christian YA
Dove Strong loves God. She loves standing chin up and fists clenched when facing Satan’s attacks. But there’s one thing she doesn’t love—other people. So when this spiritually-gifted, antisocial teenager is chosen to join other believers in a trek across Satan’s territory, rattlesnakes and evil-intentioned Heathen aren’t her biggest challenges.
But failure isn’t an option. In a month, the Christian Councils will decide the Reclaim, a vote on whether there’ll be a war between Christ’s followers and Satan’s to take back America. It is up to Dove, God’s messenger for peace, to reach her Council in time. Because if she doesn’t, things could get bloody.
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About the Author
Erin Lorence grew up in rainy Western Washington, an avid reader and the daughter of a published nonfiction author. She attended Washington State University (WSU) where she met and married her husband, Brian. Together, they recently moved to Apex, North Carolina with their two amazing daughters (who also love to read) and their beagle Charlie (who doesn’t read). Her lifelong love of literature, her gratitude to God, and her enjoyment of hiking in Central Oregon all inspired her to write the Dove Strong Trilogy. Visit her at: www.erinlorence.com.
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I politely smile and keep what I really think inside. But my main character, Dove Strong, doesn’t. She blasts people with the full force of her words. Sometimes Dove’s words sting…but she’s never merely polite or hum-drum boring.
I secretly hug the random and ridiculous moments of life to myself, preserving my appearance of normalcy. But when I write, the true ‘uncool’ me escapes. It is responsible for the caterpillar dangling from a character’s nostril as well as for the little sister who won’t stop harping on about her precious bag of chips.
I write to escape and to help others escape. I write to laugh and make readers smile. I write so ‘the lost’ will wake to find that they crave an intimate relationship with The One who loves them most.
This is why I write. And that is why I wrote Dove Strong.
This has been a very interesting book to read. The imagination of the author intrigued me. What if we lived in a world where Christians voted to start a war against non-believers? It is a fascinating look at a world where Christians are faced with hard decisions. I loved the main character Dove. She is a sweet young girl who has a gift that will help her on her journey. She sure has a big responsibility ahead of her. What if you were chosen to represent Christians in a vote that could have devastating effects?
I liked the addition of Melody. I wasn’t sure she was up for the task to go with Dove on this dangerous mission. Her gift is very special and I liked reading how her gift becomes very important and compliments Dove’s gift. It was nice to feel part of the story as the author describes in detail the terrain the girls must cross and the enemy who is determined to destroy Dove.
One of the points the author makes in the story is how Christians are loyal. What a great statement it is be reminded that Christians are loyal to God. People are sometimes not sure if Christians honor God. In this story it is very evident that Dove is loyal and trusts God as she hears His voice. We do need to be on guard against the enemy at all times . Dove will discover how sneaky Satan can be. The encounters Dove and Melody have are at times hard to read. So much darkness and evil surrounds them as they hold on to hope.
The author uses several people from the Bible as references and I liked how she was able to use their struggles and triumphs to show how God is always near. The story is filled with adventure, danger, and determination. I couldn’t wait to find out if Dove would succeed in her mission. Will Christians stand together or will Satan win them over?
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
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