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Review and Giveaway: Dove Strong by Erin Lorence April 13, 2020

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About the Book

Book: Dove Strong
Author: Erin Lorence
Genre: Christian YA

Dove Strong loves God. She loves standing chin up and fists clenched when facing Satan’s attacks. But there’s one thing she doesn’t love—other people. So when this spiritually-gifted, antisocial teenager is chosen to join other believers in a trek across Satan’s territory, rattlesnakes and evil-intentioned Heathen aren’t her biggest challenges.
But failure isn’t an option. In a month, the Christian Councils will decide the Reclaim, a vote on whether there’ll be a war between Christ’s followers and Satan’s to take back America. It is up to Dove, God’s messenger for peace, to reach her Council in time. Because if she doesn’t, things could get bloody.
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About the Author


Erin Lorence grew up in rainy Western Washington, an avid reader and the daughter of a published nonfiction author. She attended Washington State University (WSU) where she met and married her husband, Brian. Together, they recently moved to Apex, North Carolina with their two amazing daughters (who also love to read) and their beagle Charlie (who doesn’t read). Her lifelong love of literature, her gratitude to God, and her enjoyment of hiking in Central Oregon all inspired her to write the Dove Strong Trilogy. Visit her at:

More from Erin

I politely smile and keep what I really think inside. But my main character, Dove Strong, doesn’t. She blasts people with the full force of her words. Sometimes Dove’s words sting…but she’s never merely polite or hum-drum boring.
I secretly hug the random and ridiculous moments of life to myself, preserving my appearance of normalcy. But when I write, the true ‘uncool’ me escapes. It is responsible for the caterpillar dangling from a character’s nostril as well as for the little sister who won’t stop harping on about her precious bag of chips.
I write to escape and to help others escape. I write to laugh and make readers smile. I write so ‘the lost’ will wake to find that they crave an intimate relationship with The One who loves them most.
This is why I write. And that is why I wrote Dove Strong.

Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, April 11
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, April 12
Genesis 5020, April 13
Artistic Nobody, April 14 (Author Interview)
For Him and My Family, April 15
Wishful Endings, April 16 (Author Interview)
deb’s Book Review, April 16
Inklings and notions, April 17
Simple Harvest Reads, April 18 (Author Interview)
Blogging With Carol, April 18
Emily Yager, April 19
For the Love of Literature, April 20
Rebecca Tews, April 21
Vicky Sluiter, April 22 (Author Interview)
Library Lady’s Kid Lit, April 23
Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, April 24


To celebrate her tour, Erin is giving away the grand prize package of paperback copies of Dove Strong and its sequel Fanatic Surviving!!

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

My thoughts:

This was a very interesting read. It has that sort of Harry Potter feel to it. Young people trying to make it in the world against all odds.

It took me a while to wrap my brain around what kind of world they were living in. It was definitely one that wasn’t friendly to Christians. They lived in a world run by non-believers…which, are we that far away from that now?

There was never a dull moment in this book. It seemed like Dove and Melody jumped from one adventure and mishap to the next and encountered all kinds of interesting people.

I  loved seeing the different gifts the characters possessed and how those helped them in their journey.

Grab your copy at Amazon, Barnes and Noble or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me through the Celebrate Lit Team. All opinions are my own. 



2 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: Dove Strong by Erin Lorence”

  1. carylkane Says:

    Great review, Melissa! Sounds like a page-turner.

  2. Erin Lorence Says:

    I sure appreciate your review, Melissa! Wow–what a compliment saying it has a ‘Harry-Potter feel”

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