Have you ever picked up a book on a whim because the premise looked interesting? I did, and found a book I thouroughly enjoyed. (But that’s not what I’m reviewing today.)
A few days later, I was offered the opportunity to review another book by the same author, Katharine Grubb. I loved The Truth About the Sky just as much if not more than Falling For Your Madness. Below I included links to all three of Grubb’s digital fiction books, which are FREE this week.
The Truth About the Sky is set in Oklahoma, in the Bible belt. For those that have spent years in churches, you may recognize a few characters in this book. (No need to name names.) Grubb captures so many of the expectations hoisted upon others in the name of “church.” Riddled with flaws and poor choices, Kim is forced to see the distinction between “church” and God. This book is full of characters who feel real, like you could bump into them exiting the pew.
You like romance? You’ll like the book for the relationships, but the book truly shines in its story of grace. I’d give this book 6 stars if I could. I’ll never look at the sky the same way again.
I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Grab your copy & read it! Please.
Here’s the blurb…
As a Pastor’s kid, Kim has been told her whole life that God can see every mistake she makes. Now that she’s a college dropout, unemployed and in a questionable relationship with a party guy, her mistakes are all the more obvious. Her mother makes it clear, Kim better get her act together. Not only is the church watching her, but Kim is also bothered by her theme obsessed mother; a creepy mortician who wants to court her; a sad, but good-looking music minister (whom she may or may not have been kissing) and her childhood friend, Eddie, who, as a lawyer, has an inexplicable interest in lawn care. She has to choose: will she run away from critical eyes to Dallas as quickly as her car can take her? Will she be as critical and condemning as her own family has been to her? Or will she take her brother’s advice and believe, for the first time in her life, that God’s grace is as big as the Oklahoma sky?
All three of her digital fiction books are FREE this week (until June 24th). (Click the covers for links to buy.)
I read Falling For Your Madness and loved it.
Eccentric literature professor David approaches Laura for a counter-cultural, rule-filled relationship filled with poetry, flowers and bottom-less cups of tea. He makes it very clear to her that they are just friends. If she wants to be more — if she wants to be sweethearts — then she is the only one that can move them forward. Laura is smitten by his humor, his charm, and his English accent (which turns out to be fake). In his company, she has never felt more beautiful or ladylike. David tells Laura that the reason he has these rules is because he is bound by the laws of chivalry, both body and soul. Then Laura finds out the real reason, one that’s ancient, filled with legend and magic. Yet Laura has complete control of this madman. Should she release him or tell him she wants more? Is he eccentric or just mad? Falling For Your Madness is not just a romantic comedy, but it also asks the question, who has the most power in a relationship? The lady? Or the gentleman?
I haven’t read Soulless Creatures yet, but I’m downloading it this week.
Working-class future leader Roy Castleberry and pampered over-thinker Jonathan Campbell are 18-year-old freshmen at the University of Oklahoma who think they know everything. Roy thinks Jonathan could succeed in wooing Abby if he stopped obsessing over Walden. Jonathan thinks Roy could learn to be self-actualized if he’d stop flirting with every girl he meets. They make a wager: if Roy can prove that he has some poetic thought, some inner life, A SOUL, then Jonathan will give him the car he got for graduation. Roy takes the bet because he thinks this is the easiest game he’s ever played. Roy spends the rest of the school year proving the existence of his soul, competing against Jonathan for Abby’s attention, dodging RAs who are curious about the fake ID ring in his room and dealing with his past. For Roy and Jonathan, college life in 1986 is richer, (both experientially and financially) than either of them expected.