About the Book
Book: All In
Author: L.K. Simonds
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Release date: May 7, 2019
Cami Taylor: a blackjack dealer, a bestselling author, and a fraud. Cami’s boyfriend, Joel, loves her in spite of her flaws. He wants to marry her, buy a house on Long Island, and raise a family–a life that’s a million miles from Cami’s idea of happiness. Her therapist suggests compromise and trust, but Cami bolts like a deer. She breaks off the relationship and launches on a new quest for happiness, not knowing that a nasty surprise waits around the corner. What follows is a fight to the death. Who will be the one left standing?
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I wish I could say I liked this book, but I can not. This book does not exactly fit my views of what a Christian book should be. I found the language and material coarse and on the verge of being vulgar.
While the basic premise of the story is good – a woman being forced to examine her life and come to a relationship with God, the execution left a lot to be desired for me. I do not believe it is necessary to use profanity in order to make a point. I believe the author could have left these words out and still conveyed the type of character Cami was.
While I recognize that casual sex is a thing, in a book that is supposed to from the Christian genre it is not expected in such an abundance. The one redeeming factor in this book for me what the final pages after Cami has come to accept Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior.
So if you do not mind a book with coarse language and sexual matters, check out this book for yourself. As a matter of conscience, I do not feel comfortable recommending this book.
I received a copy of this book for my fair and honest review.
About the Author
L. K. Simonds is a Fort Worth local. She has worked as a waitress, KFC hostess, telephone marketer, assembly-line worker, nanny, hospital lab technician, and air traffic controller. She’s an instrument-rated pilot and an alumna of Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas. All In is her first novel.
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How I came to write ALL IN.
Back in the 1990s, I was vacationing in NYC with my buddies. We got out the phonebook—as we always did while traveling—to see how many people with our last names were listed. In that thick Manhattan phonebook was one listing for a person with the same name as my friend’s. Two initials and a surname, as a single woman might’ve listed her number back in those days. The address was only a few blocks from our Midtown hotel, and we joked about calling to see if she was a long-lost cousin, who might take us to her favorite shops and restaurants.
We didn’t call, but the “what if?” stuck with me. What if you did call? What if the person you called was in crisis? Or about to face a crisis? What if that serendipitous phone call resulted in a friendship that became a lifeline? That notion was the inception of ALL IN.
ALL IN is my first offering as a novelist—my best writing to date. I hope you enjoy it!
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