Melissa Walker

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 Melissa Walker

The fantastic Andie of Air Productions made this trailer for Small Town Sinners! Below, a few early reviews. July 19th… it’s coming!

(Forgive me for this moment of shameless my-own-book promotion. I really, really hope you guys like this one!)

“A non-judgmental, nuanced, fascinating look at the teenage religious right… Walker writes an outstanding contemporary novel with a cast of characters who, far from being portrayed as hateful zealots, are relatable for readers of all faiths. The extremism of Hell House is tempered by the perfectly understandable attitudes and intentions of Lacey Anne, who struggles with what it means to grow up, to question and to think for herself.” –Romantic Times

“Both tender and provocative… Walker creates an astutely balanced portrait of a conservative congregation’s in-your-face response to perennial issues of domestic abuse, teen pregnancy, and suicide, as well as of those who struggle to fit the prescribed Christian mold.” –Publishers Weekly

“This secular story about religious people could easily devolve into camp mockery, but because Walker takes her character’s crisis of faith seriously and sensitively, readers will, too.” –Kirkus Reviews

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3 Comments

  1. Ashley says:

    I can’t wait to read it!! <3

  2. Beth Kephart says:

    I am so proud of you and can’t wait. The early reviews are so promising, and I know how hard you worked on this. The blog looks fresh and lovely, too.

    COngratulations, Melissa.

  3. Tiff says:

    Looks fantastic – such a departure for you. I’m really excited to read this one!

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