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Library Journal Review for STILL LIFE...And a Giveaway!


From Library Journal:

Parrish, Christa. Still Life. (Thomas Nelson. Jan. 2015) 

Born into a fringe cult, Ada grew up with a twisted view of God, religion, and herself. It wasn’t until she met and eloped with photographer Julian Goetz that Ada realized how different life could be if one believed in a gracious God. Katherine Walker exists in a loveless marriage and finds physical fulfillment outside of it. Her life collides with Ada’s on the day of a tragic plane crash that kills Julian, with the ramifications rippling forward in a tension-building crescendo of lies and secrets.

VERDICT: With its well-drawn, realistic characters and eloquent but tough prose, this is a haunting examination of life in all its gritty and painful moments. Parrish is the winner of the 2009 Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Book of the Year Watch Over Me. Readers who like spare fiction about loss, love, and redemption will appreciate Parrish’s novel.
— Library Journal

I am so excited about the release of Still Life at the end of January 2015, and this glowing review from Library Journal only serves to highten my anticipation. So, to celebrate, I am giving away an Advance Reader's Copy of my novel. To enter, visit my Facebook page and complete the contest form, or enter here. One winner will be chosen Monday, November 10th.