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Celebrate Lit: Uncompromising by K.J. Rowe


About the Book

Book: Uncompromising

Author: K.J. Rowe

Genre: Teen/YA

Release date: February, 2022

Dylan Saunders has got it all. He’s got a great job as a Diesel Mechanic, a killer Harley Davidson Motorbike, his local Football club has just won the Premiership cup and he’s sure the girl he wants feels the same about him. Life is good.


Only, at home it isn’t.


His troubled younger brother, and his mum’s depression since his dad’s death, take a lot out of his time and the only break he gets is at youth group, work or playing football. Reluctant to accept the captain’s role at his local Football club because of the extra strain it would place on him, Dylan finds however he cannot say no when out of the blue, the Australian Football League come knocking!


Thrust into celebrity status with a booming ALF club, Dylan finds his grasp on things that once grounded him begin to slip. Tension increases in his friendships; his younger brother is caught up with bad company; his mum’s behaviour is odd; but he’s playing football at the highest level. He can support his family and he’s set up for life now. God is blessing him!

Right?

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About the Author

Since I could hold a pencil, I’ve be writing.


In primary school, I wrote stories about my pets, my own version of princess stories, a classroom crush…


In high school, I wrote stories about horses, adventures, my sister…


However, as strong as the writing hobby was, I still pursued a career in Veterinary Nursing.

It wasn’t until God intervened and moved me out of the city and into a small country town to be a farmer’s wife, that he resurfaced the writing desire – and gave me the stories. So was born my debut series, each book holding a part of my own testimony, Casts of Silver.


It is my prayer that you enjoy the journey these stories take you on, and that they challenge, encourage and inspire you.


More from K.J. Rowe

Hello! Im Karen, or Kazzy Wazzy to my husband.

Since I could hold a pencil, I’ve been writing.

In primary school, I wrote stories about my pets, my own version of princess stories, a classroom crush… *grin*

In high-school, I wrote stories about horses, adventures, my Sister…remember that story sis? *smile*

However, as strong as the writing hobby was, I still pursued a career in Veterinary Nursing by day, and a professional Ballroom Dance teacher of an evening.

It wasn’t until God intervened, moved me out of the city at into a small country town to be a farmers wife, that He resurfaced the writing desire – and gave me the stories. So was born my debut series, each book holding a part of my own testimony, Casts of Silver.


Centred around five youth group leaders, the stories look at very real circumstances young people face without sugar coating consequences of individual actions. However, where is God when problems arise?


Well, He’s always closer than you think, and He’s always working for your good.

It is my prayer you enjoy the journey these stories take you on and that they challenge, encourage and inspire you.


Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, February 21

An Author’s Take, February 22

deb’s Book Review, February 23

Guild Master, February 25 (Author Interview)

Artistic Nobody, February 28 (Author Interview)



Giveaway


To celebrate her tour, K.J. is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


My Review:


This book is set in Australia, I believe. The hero talks about "The Valley" but I didn't know where this was. A lot of cross-cultural references were foreign to me, literally and metaphorically, so I was lost for the first quarter of the book.


But that's okay. I enjoyed learning about a different world--not only the continent, but the Australian Football League. I admit, I went most of the book thinking they were playing soccer since I thought everyone but us Americans called soccer football. Then, a character talked about a scrum and I knew that was rugby. So, off I went to do some research--and learn more.


I also learned a good deal about how they approached church and youth groups--again, very different. I am encouraged by the strong faith shown by the hero.


Now, the actual story turned predictable. So very many movies and books depict success as the antithesis of what God wants for us--and I am cautious. I think God can use us wherever he places us. We need people at the top of different professions so those areas aren't left in the dark.


Also, the heroine had too small of a part to play for me. I have become accustomed to both the hero and heroine having their own point of view--she didn't. I do like how she stood up for herself and to the hero.


So...I somewhat recommend the book. It is fascinating to learn about another part of the world and even a subset of that world I know nothing about. I just want more of her. By the way, the ending left me hanging--not good. Oh, and by the way, the author's photo is stunning!


Dear Readers, would you share the title/author of any book that taught you about some place you've never been? Have a great week!

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Beatrice LaRocca
Beatrice LaRocca
Feb 21, 2023

Thank you for sharing your review of Uncompromising, I like that the story is set in Australia and think that it sounds like an interesting read

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ChristinaSinisi-Author
ChristinaSinisi-Author
Feb 21, 2023
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You are welcome and thank you for reading the blog. It was definitely interesting! :)

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Debra Pruss
Debra Pruss
Feb 19, 2023

Thank you for sharing. This book sounds fabulous. The life we show to others is not the life we actually live. God bless you.

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ChristinaSinisi-Author
ChristinaSinisi-Author
Feb 20, 2023
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Debra, you are welcome! And now that I know there are follow-up books, I definitely recommend. And you are so right--there is so much in our imagination and thoughts no one else can know. God bless you and keep you, my friend.

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Guest
Feb 19, 2023

Thankyou for your thoughts, Christina! 😀

This book 2 in a five part series, youll find more of Lexi's story in book 1, her story: Unbreakable.

Our God works in mysterious and unpredictable ways - as the bi-line reads: 'what if what you think is your greatest blessing, wasn't designed to bless you.'

Dylan doesn't know what's coming yet, all he knows is...it wasn't what he thought it was 😉 ... without giving anything away. Ha ha ha

God bless you 🙏

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ChristinaSinisi-Author
ChristinaSinisi-Author
Feb 20, 2023
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Oh, great! I am sorry--I didn't even think to check to see if there were more books to come. Now, I'm glad to know that there is more to come! :) And thank you for stopping by and clearing that up. Have a fabulous day and best wishes for your writing! Blessings to you as well. :)

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Guest
Feb 19, 2023

Thanks for sharing!

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ChristinaSinisi-Author
ChristinaSinisi-Author
Feb 19, 2023
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You are welcome! Blessings. :)

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