About the Book
Author: K.J. Rowe
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!
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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.
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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!