ALL IN
by
L.K. Simonds
Genre: Gritty Realistic / Christian Fiction Publisher: Morgan James Publishing Date of Publication: August 27, 2019
Number of Pages: 282

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A woman’s empty pursuit of happiness leads to a crisis before finding redemption in the Lord in this challenging and gritty Christian novel. Twenty-nine-year-old novelist and blackjack dealer Cami Taylor seems to have it all—but just underneath her confident exterior and newfound celebrity is a young woman in trouble. Cami’s boyfriend, Joel, wants to get married, buy a house on Long Island, and raise a family—a life that’s a million miles from Cami’s idea of happiness. Her therapist suggests compromise and trust, but Cami would rather bolt like a deer. Breaking things off with Joel, Cami launches herself on a new quest for happiness. But her pursuit of pleasure only takes her further from herself—and toward a harrowing new reality unlike anything she’s faced before. What follows for Cami is a fight to the death that can only be waged with God’s love.




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"You're a sinner until you're not. "

 This was a raw look at the journey from sinner to a person of faith. 
The protagonist Cami aka Leona Camille, in this story, is a blackjack dealer turned bestselling author thanks to her novel "Double Down Blues".  With her success, Cami sheds not only weight but her long term boyfriend and adopts some bad habits and make some really bad choices. 


It is a testament to the author's skill at developing the characters so well that  Cami was not a likable character, yet a relatable sinner. Her "sins" were laid out for all to see drinking, pre-marital sex...well you get the picture.   I did connect with Joel. I could relate to the feeling of being in a relationship and still feeling alone or as if you don't know the person.  I liked that I was not beat over the head with biblical quotes and righteousness.  The author brought in a character that helped lead the protagonist down her road to salvation.  The story flowed organically. The plot was clear and well-executed.  I think the author did a good job of telling this story and it is appropriately categorized. The only thing that I thought was slightly odd was that gambling didn't play a huge part in the story. I assumed from the cover and the title that it would play a larger part. 



All in all, "All In", is a story that I would recommend to anyone who wants a raw, realistic account of one's journey to redemption.






L. K. Simonds is a Fort Worth local. She has worked as a waitress, KFC hostess, telephone marketer, assembly-line worker, nanny, hospital lab technician, and air traffic controller. She's an instrument-rated pilot and an alumna of Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas. All In is her first novel. 
                                                                               










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