*Please note; this is not a review of the book Can’t Beat the Heart of a Carolina Girl by Allyson Kennedy. It is a relaunch we are participating in to get the word out about Allyson’s Christian Young Adult novel. A review is possible to come in the future.
Does the quality of a yearbook picture have the power to predict how a school year will turn out? Riley Houston seems to think so, as her photos from middle school depicted the life of a loner, the school’s residential ugly duckling. After summer vacation is spent rebuilding her self-confidence, Riley finds herself on the radar of her long-time crush, Brett Harvey. For the first time, Riley believes she’s on the verge of a breakthrough… that is, until she has to recite an original poem in class.
Will she enter high school as a swan, or will the newfound attention make Riley question everything she’s ever wanted? Is seeking to be known worth straying away from who God made her to be?
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About Allyson Kennedy:
A native of eastern North Carolina, Allyson Kennedy fell in love with writing at age seven while filling the pages of her Mary-Kate and Ashley notebook. Dozens of notebooks later, Allyson has penned short stories, poems, song lyrics, and two novels. After the second of her three writing contest wins at the University of Mount Olive, God planted a seed in her heart to pursue self-publishing her debut novel, Can’t Beat the Heart of a Carolina Girl. When she’s not writing, Allyson enjoys reading, blogging on her website, Authoring Arrowheads, reviewing books and movies for Indie Christian authors and filmmakers, and following God’s plans for her life. Her next release, Speak Your Mind, is set to be published in November 2018.
Why We Are Participating in the Relaunch:
Even though we have never read this book, Can’t Beat the Heart of a Carolina Girl portrays itself to be an uplifting and encouraging novel to teen girls. It grapples with the issues of high school, self identity, and above all, identity in Christ.
An actual opinion of the novel cannot be determined without reading it of course, but it has been added to our Want to Read shelf on Goodreads and perhaps it’s one that will make it to yours as well!
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