Monday, December 26, 2011

Addison Blakely: Confessions of a PK by Betsy St. Amant

5 out of 5 stars
Addison Blakely was somehow born into the role of sainthood. It's expected of a pastor's kid. She's always done what she's told, but now she's beginning to question those rules. When motorcycle riding, tattoo-laden Wes Keagen moves into her town, she can't help but feel her heart pounding against her chest when she looks at him. He's everything she should stay away from . . .and her father would never approve. Throw into the mix an angst best-friend, ugly high-school rumors, and some shocking news from her dad, and this sixteen-year-old feels like her life is spiraling out of control. Can Addison sort through the heart-racing emotions that grip her closer to the forbidden Wes or will he be her undoing? 

Addison Blakely: Confessions of a PK is an incredible novel, packed with drama, humor, romance, and spiritual depth. 

Betsy St. Amant creates a real, living, breathing character. If I had read this novel at my local Starbucks, I feel somewhat certain that Addison Blakely would have jumped out of the book and started chatting with me right there in the coffee shop. 

Addison is a relate-able character that teenagers and young adults can both identify with. She wrestles with faith-based issues that impact the center of her entire life.

Don't expect this novel to be a light-hearted read though. Betsy St. Amant deals openly and blatantly with issues teenagers face. She doesn't gloss over them--nor should she. Teenagers are receiving the same messages in secular novels. Betsy St. Amant takes her novel a step further, though, and provides open and blatant spiritual answers to the same issues she brings up, directing her readers to God's thoughts on those issues. 

I highly recommend Addison Blakely: Confessions of a PK. Fans of Melody Carlson's Diary of a Teenage Girl series (especially Catlin O'Conor), will love this novel and devour it. I think children of missionaries and pastors will also enjoy this novel, probably even throw out a few "amens" as they read it.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book releases January 2012 

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About the Author 

Betsy St. Amant lives in Louisiana and is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers group. Betsy is multi-published through Steeple Hill and has been published in Christian Communicator magazine and Praise Reports: Inspiring Real Life Stories of How God Answers Prayer. One of her short stories, ‘Kickboxing or Chocolate’, appears in a Tyndale compilation book, and she is also multi-published through The Wild Rose Press. She has a BA in Christian Communications and regularly freelances for her local newspaper. Betsy is a fireman’s wife, a mommy to a busy toddler, a chocolate-loving author and an avid reader who enjoys sharing the wonders of God’s grace through her stories.

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