Kudos

Kudos from readers regarding “Memoirs of a Girl Who Loves God”

“This is a heartwarming story that was written from the heart. It brought real meaning to me––of some things in life––that never made sense before. It made me smile, and also brought tears to my eyes. This is a must read. I wasn’t able to put it down once I started.”

“A compelling story that will have readers touched and unable to put it down. I’ve read it more than once and each and every time it brings tears to my eyes.”

“WOW!  It is not an easy book to read, but it is a powerful book. Heartbreaking, heartwarming, challenging and uplifting.”

***Amazon Reviews***

By Barry Feaker on July 19, 2015 – 5 STARS

Wells is a gifted writer with a voice you don’t encounter often in self-published fiction. Her clear and compelling insight into pain and release bring the reader into a story that spins a message of faith, healing, and recovery, written from the perspective of a teenage girl and an author who has a genuine love for God and desire to witness. The evangelical message is strong here, imparting to the reader the imperative to seek God in the midst of trials as the only, and the ultimate, answer.

By Kim O’Hara on July 5, 2015 – 5 STARS
“If you’re expecting, from the title, a story of a girl and her walk with God through a lovely Christian life, you will be surprised at the candor and realism within. Krystal hurts, down deep, and she meets others who have even more reasons to hurt. The reader gets a ringside seat to watch her very personal struggles. It could be a dark story, but instead, amid the rawness, there is hope throughout. Krystal comes to know the love that comes from a walk with God (no surprise, given the title), and her transition from lonely and anguished to a young woman who begins to heal and to reach out to others is gripping, memorable, and very believable. It has the kind of authenticity that made me think it could have been based on a true story. Indeed, perhaps it was.”

By Linds McDonald on June 27, 2015 – 5 STARS
“Must-read book of the year!! Immediately pulls you in. The characters, pace, setting, and message of this story are all very well thought out and implemented. Krystal’s story is raw and heartfelt and relatable. I read the whole thing in two days! Could not put it down. Highly recommended to everyone!! I loved all of the characters so much–trust me, you will too!”

By Amazon Customer on June 27, 2015 – 5 STARS
“This book is so powerful I chose to make it the subject of one of my blogs. I read a lot of books and don’t usually blog about them but this book has such a tough subject matter, that is so sensitively handled, I wanted to share it with others. It is the story of a teenage girl whose parents are divorcing. It has been further complicated by her mother moving in with a new man. The way this young girl deals with the pain is through self harm. Joining a friend’s family one evening, she ends up “volunteering” at a local shelter where she meets a broad spectrum of people. Her experiences at the shelter ultimately helps her deal with her addiction. This is not an easy read but it is powerful and full of hope – something we all need.”

By Amazon Customer on July 12, 2015 – 5 STARS
“Wow! What a great story!! I love how clear the message is that God loves us and will meet us where we are, no matter how far down we’ve fallen! C. L. Wells is a gifted writer who told a story without it getting boring or preachy and I am waiting, not so patiently, for her next book to come out!!”

By Shelly Wright on June 22, 2015 – 5 STARS
“Krystal’s story is a story that will inspire you. She has real-life struggles, family, self-destructive behavior, being a teenager in a troubled world, and most of all her relationship with God. Once you start reading this book, you won’t be able to put it down. This book shows how God can save a broken girl and make her whole again. God is Good!”

 By Christopher C. Teese on July 17, 2015 -5 STARS

“This is a well-done first novel about a teenage girl going through real-life struggles and dealing with self-destructive tendencies, whose views on life and God start to change when she volunteers at a local homeless shelter and begins to be impacted by the people there. It’s realistically written, the characters are memorable and come across as if you’re reading about real people, and although there are a few sad parts (I won’t spoil anything), the story is largely heartwarming and about healing and redemption and leaves you with a good feeling when you’ve finished reading it, especially if you are a person of faith. The story tackles tough questions, such as why there is suffering in the world if there is a loving God, which is incidentally something I’ve spent a lot of time struggling with myself and doing a lot of studying over the years. I felt the questions and responses to them were dealt with very well in this book. The story also manages to respond to these subjects without being preachy or feeling like it has a sole agenda to convert its readers to religion. The love of God is simply shown through the characters, the conversations they have, and the way Krystal begins to change and see the world as the story progresses, which is the way stories like this (and all Christian fiction, really) should be written. All in all, this is a good first novel by an author with a promising future.”

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