Monday, September 23, 2013

CFBA Review: Raw Edges by:Sandra D. Bricker

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Raw Edge
Abingdon Press (September 17, 2013)
Sandra D. Bricker


For more than a decade, Sandra D. Bricker lived in Los Angeles. While honing her chosen craft of screenwriting in every spare moment, she worked as a personal assistant and publicist to some of daytime television's hottest stars. When her mother became ill in Florida, she walked away from that segment of her life and moved across the country to take on a new role: Caregiver.

The Big 5-OH! was released by Abingdon Press in the Spring of 2010, and the novel was very well-received, garnering a couple of nibbles from Hollywood.

Always the Baker, Never the Bride was released by Abingdon Press in September 2010. With its phenomenal reviews, the novel spawned a series of three more books based on the popular cast of characters at The Tanglewood Inn, a wedding destination hotel in historic Roswell, Georgia. The series cemented Sandie's spot in publishing as a flagship author of Laugh-Out-Loud romantic comedy for the inspirational market.

"Being allowed to combine my faith and my humor with my writing dream," says Bricker, "well, that's the best of all worlds, as far as I'm concerned!"


Grayson McDonough has no use for teal ribbons, 5k runs, or ovarian cancer support groups now that his beautiful wife Jenna is gone. But their nine-year-old daughter Sadie seems to need the connection. When Annabelle Curtis, the beautiful cancer survivor organizing the memory quilt project for the Ovacome support group, begins to bring out the silly and fun side of his precious daughter again, Gray must set aside his own grief to support the healing of Sadie’s young heart. But is there hope for Gray’s heart too along the way?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Raw Edge, go HERE.

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My Review:
 I tell you what, this book was so touching it had me crying within the first chapter. The story of the McDonough family is had a very sad turn of events take place when Grayson's wife Jenna died from cancer leaving behind Grayson and their sweet, precious daughter Sadie. Sadie sees the need after her mom has been gone a year for her dad and herself to attend a cancer support group called Ovacome. Grayson is extremely against even attending this group even after Sadie tries her best to change his mind. Its not until he hears that his wife actually initiated the visit before her death that he seems to soften.

 The journal entries that Jenna left for her daughter were so very sweet and treasured even to me. It was such an amazing gift to leave her loved ones. The author did an outstanding job getting me to believe in this family. I find nowadays the word "cancer" is in just about everyone's lives, it will touch us all some how, some way. Thank you Sandra Bricker, job well done!

**Disclosure**This book was sent to me for free for my honest review from CFBA.

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