Tuesday, July 26, 2005

CHOOSE ME Reviews



REVIEWS
“Quietly powerful, CHOOSE ME gets under your skin and won’t let go. At first glance CHOOSE ME may seem like straightforward Christian chicklit, but the complexity of the characters takes it to a higher level. Eva is particularly refreshing as the first strong female character in recent memory whose identity is self-defined and is believably happy alone.”
—Marcela Landres
Publisher of LatinidadTM


“Narrated in the alternating voices of Adam and Eva, Ruiz's novel mixes a conversational tone with realistic, flawed characters to create a refreshing story of love and reaffirming faith.”

—Library Journal


“Praise God! You need to get yourself a little taste of CHOOSE ME. It is my favorite kind of book—the kind I can’t put down!”
— Michele A. Bowen
#1 Essence Bestselling Author
of CHURCH FOLK and SECOND SUNDAY


“With humor and grace, Ruiz tells a gut-wrenching story laced with sensitive treatment of issues like racial profiling and youth violence. In this top-notch debut, her characters are clear-voiced and well-defined.”

—Romantic Times BOOKclub Magazine
(****1/2 STARS – Fantastic)


“When an Afro-Latina named Eva meets African American Adam, it's far from paradise! This powerful novel addresses contemporary issues including sexuality, gun violence, and racial profiling.”

—Christianbook.com


“In her FABULOUS debut novel, Xenia Ruiz introduces us to two characters that will stay with you long after you read the last word. I really loved the author's use of scripture and poetry to move to story along. But the one thing that I really loved about the novel was Adam. Adam is one of the most positive African-American male characters I have read in a long time. As the novel progressed, I fell in love with Adam right along with Eva. Xenia Ruiz is definitely an author we should keep on our radar.”

—The Good Girl Reviewers


“What a wonderfully delightful tale of two mature adults navigating a rocky romantic road. This author is a brilliant new addition to the multicultural, Christian fiction genre.”

—BK, Michigan

2 Comments:

At August 16, 2005 12:46 AM, Blogger Crafty Chica said...

congrats to you!! your story is so inspiring, i want to cry!!!! xoxo, kathy :-)

 
At August 22, 2005 11:30 PM, Blogger LaEquis said...

Thanks, girl!

 

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