THICKER THAN BLOOD
Winner of the 2008 Christian Writers Guild Operation
First Novel contest.
has her life on track.
She’s putting her past behind her and working hard
to build a career as an antiquarian book buyer. But things begin to
unravel when a stolen Hemingway first edition is found in her possession,
framing her for a crime she didn’t commit.
no one to turn to, she yearns for her estranged, younger sister, May,
who she abandoned in their childhood after their
parents’ untimely deaths. Soon Christy’s fleeing from
her shattered dreams, her ex-boyfriend, and God. May’s Triple
Cross ranch could be the safe haven she’s searching for, but
will the sisters realize that each possesses what the other desperately
before it’s too late?
setting in the fascinating world of antiquarian bookselling is clever…" —Publisher's Weekly
"Fans of faith-based novels will enjoy Darlington's modern twist on
the parable of the Prodigal Son." —Booklist
the right amount of good versus evil and tension-building suspense.
Darlington makes it easy to follow along with all the twists of sisterhood and
forgiveness."—RT Times Book Review
C. J. began writing
the story that would become her first novel Thicker
than Blood when
she was a fifteen-year-old homeschool student. She has been in the antiquarian
bookselling business for over a decade, scouting for stores similar to
the one described in Thicker than Blood before cofounding her
own online bookstore.
In 2006 C. J. started the Christian entertainment
Web site TitleTrakk.com with
her sister, Tracy, and has been actively promoting Christian fiction through
book reviews and author interviews. She makes her home in Pennsylvania
with her family and their menagerie of dogs and cats.