Saturday, April 2, 2016

Stay With Me by Carolyn Astfalk A Review

With her sister Abby’s encouragement, Rebecca has moved out of their overbearing father’s home. When a chance encounter with Chris ends with an invitation, Rebecca says yes. The authentic way Chris lives his life attracts Rebecca and garners her affection.

Chris loves Rebecca and her innocence, but he’s confounded by the emotional scars she bears from her parents and an attempted assault. Her father’s disdain for Chris’s faith and career only make matters worse.

With the counsel of their friend Father John, can Rebecca and Chris overcome every obstacle and bridge the deepening gulf between them and her dad? Or will a crucial lapse in judgment and its repercussion end their relationship?

File Size: 2009 KB
Print Length: 235 pages
Publisher: FQ Publishing (October 1, 2015)
Publication Date: October 1, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English

Carolyn Astfalk lives in Hershey, Pennsylvania where the scent on the morning breeze carries either chocolate or manure depending on wind direction and atmospheric conditions.

A Pittsburgh native, Carolyn carries her Yinzer card with pride, having interned at Pittsburgh's iconic TV and radio stations KDKA and WDVE. She is a graduate of Duquesne University, where she majored in Latin and Broadcast Journalism.

A cradle Catholic, Carolyn was raised mainly at church basement rummage sales and other parish-sponsored events. She worked her way up to "pup girl" at weekly Bingo and even served as a parish organist for several years. Having reached the apex of parish ministry, she moved to the state capital to advance her churchy career.

Carolyn served as communications director and registered lobbyist for the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference for a decade, advocating for religious liberty; prolife, pro-family issues, Catholic education, and healthcare, among others.

Since then, she has been a stay-at-home mom to her four children. Most days she can be found changing diapers, wiping up spills, folding laundry, and tapping furiously on her laptop.

Carolyn is a member of the Catholic Writers Guild, Pennwriters, the Pennsylvania Public Relations Society, and 10 Minute Novelists. She blogs at My Scribbler's Heart.

    Stay With Me by Carolyn Astfalk is her first novel. Some parts of this book I like, but other parts are disgusting and very distasteful.
   I read the book because I thought it was a Christian book. It is NOT a clean Christian book. I know we all have temptations and sometimes we fall, but so many things in this book aren’t fit to read. There is no need to write about every detail. Stay With Me is full of mature scenes that shouldn’t be in a Christian novel. Actually it was quite gross.
  Rebecca's sister has the most filthy mouth ever and her dad is a mean old ogre.
 It also seems like the author had an plan to defend the Catholic church against Christianity. I got the feeling that she believes you can’t be a good Christian unless you are Catholic.
  I think this book would have been a winner if the sex scenes were left out. The story is sweet and full of promise if it were more tastefully put together.
  I don’t recommend that you read this book.

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Thank you to the  Author/Publicist  for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

1 comment:

csthankful said...

I always appreciate your reviews and especially one like this that I might think would be a good read but has things I would not want to read. Blessings to you, my friend