My sweet friend, Victoria, is releasing a new book!!! I’m so excited to be spreading the word about this sweet story.
Two souls don’t find each other by simple accident. ~Jorge Luis Borges~
Levi thought he was making this journey alone. But when he meets an eight-year-old girl at the train station, that plan is turned on its head.
Casey is running away and finds out that Levi is too. They decide to journey together and their lives are suddenly bound together in a journey they will not soon forget.
Both children come from abusive situations and are running from the dangers of their previous life. Levi is confident he can handle this on his own, but when Casey is injured on the journey, he must seek help from the first person that comes into his path, or rather people. Mr. and Mrs. Bellworth are simple farm folk with a heart for kids and a passion for serving God. When their unconditional love and gentle care surrounds Levi and Casey, the troubles of their previous lives melt away and they start to flourish. But when Casey is dragged back into the abusive world she came from, the emotional trauma, pain and distrust resurfaces. Will they be forever bound by their past? Or will God answer their prayers?
BOUND is a sweet book full of “awwwww!!!” moments as well as tear-jerker moments. The simplicity and power of the writing style makes this story pack a punch. Casey is absolutely adorable, and I feel like the author did a fantastic job of capturing the emotional trauma of a child in and out of foster care and abusive situations. Levi, also, is soooo sweet and precious. He needs a hug. Something I didn’t care for so much was the extreme speed in which Casey was transferred in and out of foster care. Having firsthand experience with foster care, I’ve seen just how painfully slow the system works, and that aspect didn’t seem entirely accurate. Also, the homestudy for Casey’s parents would likely not have been conducted in the way it was. However, I understand that these things had to happen for the sake of the story, and I applaud the author for her accuracy in everything else. :) The epilogue at the end of the book was so adorable and sweet and precious and I loved it!!! This book is a fast, sweet read that I think everyone will enjoy.
What’s your #1 go-to beverage when writing?
Tea right now. I also enjoy a good Spritzer water. Cran-Raspberry is my favorite.
What do you feel sets your writing apart?
I am a very emotional writer and that channels heavily into my writing. I don’t usually find a book that has the same heavy hand on the emotions and the way the character feels.
What is the emotion when you see a positive review on your books?
I honestly feel blessed. That someone else enjoyed my book really makes me feel so honored that I could have touched someone’s life that way. I have cried over good reviews before. :D
What scene(s) did you edit out of Bound and why?
I actually didn’t edit any out. It was a very strange experience. Bound was a very complete novel from the start. Very little came out and very little was added. I never added or took an entire scene out.
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Lots of things. LOL! The top options were an EMT, Midwife, NICU nurse, and I also had an interest in Massage Therapy. Wow. I didn’t realize how focused I was on the medical profession! I also was interested in being a cosmetologist. All of those things are still huge interests of mine and if God led that direction, I would willingly and gladly jump on board any of those. :D
Thank you so much for having me Ivy! It has been a pleasure!
Victoria Lynn is in her 20s and if she’s not writing, she is probably sewing, singing, playing the piano, washing dishes, creating something with her hands, or learning something new. She has a passion for serving her Creator, encouraging others and being creative. She blogs at www.rufflesandgrace.com about writing, fashion, modesty, her walk with God and life. She lives in Michigan with her parents and 8 siblings.