January is an exciting month for CJ Darlington. Her award winning debut novel Thicker than Blood hit bookstore shelves! A fifteen year quest has resulted in sweet success and I, for one, couldn’t be happier for her. Thicker than Blood won the 2008 Christian Writer's Guild Operation First Novel.I had the pleasure of reading Thicker than Blood and I very much enjoyed the experience.
CJ’s book was thrilling and encouraging at the same time. It was one of those stories that I just had to keep reading to find out what happened and didn’t want to stop until I knew. CJ has managed to navigate her way through some tough themes and situations with grace and insight that belies her years.
Christy and May Williams are two sisters separated by time and the grief of losing their parents. Both have gone on with life while feeling the hole they left in each other’s lives. When circumstances bring them back together after 15 years they are faced with working through their differences or again going separate ways all the while trying to clear Christy’s name.
I won’t spoil the ending for you because I definitely recommend you read the book. This first book has been a delight to read and I have no doubt that we will see CJ’s name on the bookstore shelves again. For more information about CJ and her writing visit website here.