All posts tagged: Emily Camp

Book Review ~ Overcome by Emily Camp

  About the Book   Picking her life back up after a tragedy seems to be easy for Carly. At least on the outside. She tries to keep her true brokenness hidden from the rest of the world. An unexpected friendship leads into more than what she is ready for. Together they work through their pain, but can she let go of the past long enough to see what is ahead? Genre Contemporary Romance Category Fiction/Inspirational/YA Rating 4 Stars Review The third book in the Cambrooke Series, it turned out to be my favorite of the three. In this story, Camp steps out a bit from the uncensored world of teenagers and their wild living when unsupervised, as opposed to books #1 and #2. She shows her skill as a writer who understands matters of the heart and portrays them beautifully and in a manner that works for the theme of the book. Overcome is a story full of love, hope, faith, pain/sorrow, and redemption—each carefully knitted into the plot in just the right dose …

Author Scoop ~ Chatting Moments With Emily Camp

Emily is one of the two authors that officially made me a YA fan. (The other is Rektok Ross.) Emily is the author of the Cambrooke Series. I’ve read and reviewed the two of the books that are now available: Here Comes The Light, and Running Back. Today, Emily is visiting TBAP to tell us more about herself and her work. Follow our chat! Miranda: Hello Emily! Welcome to TBAP. Please tell us a bit about yourself. Emily: Hi! Thanks for having me. I’m a mom of two, and, I celebrated my 15-year anniversary with my wonderful husband in the last week of July. I love to read, and of course, write. I love summer and taking pictures. I had a photography business which was called Cambrooke Photography, before going into writing, so I do all my cover designs myself. The name, Cambrooke, comes from combining my kids’ names. I’ve always loved creating things from nothing, and writing and photography have been wonderful avenues to express myself. Miranda: You’re an author in the Christian YA genre. What led …

Book Review ~ Running Back by Emily Camp

About the Book Sixteen year old Garrett Light is the middle child of a Christian family. He’s tired of living in his older brother’s shadow. With football, friends and parties, he doesn’t have time to waste on his family and the several church services that he’s forced to go to every week. Meeting the girl of his dreams is even more pressure on him when he has to keep her a secret. Though all secrets have a way of coming out. How far will he go before he realizes his family are the one he needs to turn to? This story isn’t just about faith and first love. It’s also about relationships between friends and family. This is the second in a series but can be read as a stand alone. Genre Christian/ YA Romance My Rating 4 Stars (****) My Review This book is the sequel to Here Comes The Light. I liked that between the two books, the premise for Running Back was set in the second half of book #1, Here Comes …

Book Review ~ Here Comes The Light

About the Book Seventeen year old Miley is always in a whirlwind trying to keep up the facade of being perfect. On the outside she is what everyone expects. On the inside she is dying. She deals with what most teenage girls deal with, not feeling pretty enough or smart enough. Her best friend doesn’t do much on helping the self esteem either. And why does this one boy she has known from kindergarten but never really had a conversation with all of a sudden keep popping up in places she happens to be?   Genre Christian Fiction/YA Romance My Rating 5 out of 5 (stars) My Review Such a lovely read! This was the second book that broke me and made me a bona fide YA fan. This story will hook you and drag you along until you swipe for the last page (kindle anyone?). The plot explores the pressures that teenagers suffer from peers and shows how easy it is to cave without any form of moral support or parental attention. It also …