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Monday, November 15, 2021

Book Review and Giveaway Shut the Front Door Author: L.M. Karen - On tour with Celebrate Lit

 

About the Book

Book: Shut the Front Door

Author: L.M. Karen

Genre: Contemporary Christian Fiction

Release date: July 15, 2021


The zany story of an alpha male pursuing a headstrong woman and the hilarious entanglements that follow.

Maddy’s dating profile couldn’t be more together. Maddy, however, feels utterly not together when Derek is in the room. She thought living next to her best friend Brittany, (who happens to be married to her brother, Matt) would be the best move of her life; not realizing it came with the complication of Brittany’s older brother Derek. Their undeniable chemistry and passionate personalities make it hard for Maddy to continue ignoring his determined pursuit. This is a feel good romantic comedy with a hint of excitement.

 

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About the Author

LM Karen writes contemporary Christian fiction romance. As a longtime lover of words, she can generally be found behind her laptop or with a book in her hand. A graduate of Toccoa Falls College, her heart is in the mountains. She eventually made use of the voices in her head by putting them on the page.

 

More from LM Karen

I like writing characters who are flawed but are loved anyway. Who have maybe made a mess of things, or are consumed by fear, or have some growing to do, because isn’t that all of us? All of my characters get happy endings because as Christians we all get the happy ending. We are flawed, we are human, we are sinful, but we are loved. We are forgiven.

One of my favorite things about Maddy in Shut the Front Door is that she is fearless. She is bold and unapologetic about who she is. But even Maddy with all her confidence still has insecurities about being accepted, and just wants to be loved at the end of the day. She just wants to know that she will be received for all she is by the one person she loves the most. I think that’s a very relatable desire and what we all really want. One of my favorite things about Christian fiction is that we are reminded within the fun and sweeping nature of romance that we are always and eternally loved by God.

My Thoughts

Shut the Front Door is book two in the Oak Street Series. It is written by L.M. Karen. I have not read anything previously by this author. I think I would say that you would want to read the books in order so that I got a better introduction to the characters. This is a Contemporary Christian Fiction book. There were a few parts where language made me a little uncomfortable, but I was able to push past that. 

One of my favorite things about this book was the characters. They are not cookie cutter Christians. They are real, they have pain, flaws, past mistakes. I prefer books with characters that can be relatable. 

I like that because of their relatabilitness (Not sure if that's a word - or if I just invented something) but that is what made them likeable. They have to learn to trust each other. I also liked the faith element woven in, about finding your way back to God. The lesson of being prideful is also woven in - and that is handled beautifully. 

I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit blogging program - all thoughts are my own. 

Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, November 10

CarpeDiem, November 10

Texas Book-aholic, November 11

Genesis 5020, November 11

Inklings and notions, November 12

Living’ Lit, November 13

For Him and My Family, November 13

Locks, Hooks and Books, November 14

deb’s Book Review, November 15

Where Crisis & Christ Collide, November 15

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, November 16

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, November 17

Kayem Reads, November 17

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, November 18

Wishful Endings, November 18

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, November 19

By The Book, November 19

The Meanderings of a Bookworm, November 20

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, November 21

Remembrancy, November 21

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, November 22

Simple Harvest Reads , November 23 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Stephanie’s Life of Determination, November 23

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, LM is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/13399/shut-the-front-door-celebration-tour-giveaway

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this story, this sounds like a wonderful book and series

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  2. L.M. Shut the Front Door sounds like a great romance and I can't wait to read Maddy and Derek's story! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks Because I Said So, for sharing your thoughts! Have a wonderful holiday season!

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  3. Thanks for sharing your review!

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  4. Good book for fall reading.
    Thanks for the contest.

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