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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

London Tides

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
London Tides
David C. Cook (June 1, 2015)
Carla Laureano


I studied literature and criticism at Pepperdine University and earned a degree in English in 1997. Since then, I’ve worked in a number of different industries as a salesperson, marketing manager, copywriter, and small business consultant. In addition to my work for corporate clients, I wrote for publications produced by the World Health Organization.

I love the history, culture, and mythology of Ireland and Scotland, which form the settings for most of my work. I also enjoy incorporating my background in martial arts and fencing into the action elements of my stories.

I’m a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA). I was selected as a finalist in ACFW’s 2012 Genesis contest in the speculative fiction category. My debut novel, a contemporary romance entitled Five Days in Skye, was released by David C Cook in June 2013 and went on to win RWA’s 2014 RITA Award for Inspirational Romance. My three book young adult fantasy series, SONG OF SEARE, is being released from NavPress in 2014 and 2015.

I live with my husband and two sons in Denver, Colorado.


Irish photojournalist Grace Brennan travels the world’s war zones documenting the helpless and forgotten. After the death of her friend and colleague, Grace is shaken.

She returns to London hoping to rekindle the spark with the only man she ever loved—Scottish businessman Ian MacDonald. But he gave up his championship rowing career and dreams of Olympic gold years ago for Grace ... only for her to choose career over him. Will life’s tides bring them back together ... or tear them apart for good this time?

If you would like to read the first chapter of London Tides, go HERE.

My Thoughts:
London Tides is the first book I've read by Carla Laureano.  I'm a fan! This is the second book in the MacDonald Family Series and I'm sad I missed the first one, but will be going back and reading it very soon.  Laureano's characters have a depth to them and their stories are multi-layered.  The thing I appreciate most about the story is the genuine way Laureano writes about the places, people and their responses to life circumstances.  I loved Grace and feel there is a little bit of her in all of us.  Ian and Grace's story will grip you and you will be thinking of them long after you've turned the last page. There is a little grit to their story but steadfast love and truthfulness shine brightly on the pages of London Tides.  Don't miss this series!

Happy Reading Ya'll,