Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Return of Cassandra Todd by Darrel Nelson

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Return of Cassandra Todd
Realms (February 5, 2013)
by
Darrel Nelson


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

I am a schoolteacher by profession and have taught school for (thir—ahem!) years. I grew up in Raymond, Alberta, and attended the University of Lethbridge after graduating from high school and serving a two-year mission to Japan. During university, I met and married Marsha Smith, and we are the parents of four children, which has grown to include their spouses and our ten grandchildren.

I have always loved to write. I started writing stories before I was old enough to realize I was writing stories. It seemed a natural thing to pick up a pencil and paper and create a world simply by using words—worlds of adventure in steaming jungles (Tarzan was an early influence on me) or realms of adventure in outer space (Buck Rogers). But as I have grown older, I have discovered that the real inspiration for me is exploring the theme of love and how it can make such a difference in the world.

I’ve had an article published in Lethbridge Magazine and have written several dramatic plays, two of which won provincial recognition and were showcased at a drama festival. I won the CJOC radio songwriting contest two years running, and have had one of my songs receive international airplay. I have written four novels intended for the juvenile market. They are unpublished as yet, but I read them annually to my fourth grade students and my students tell me they love them, the darlings.

ABOUT THE BOOK



When the girl he hated in high school suddenly reenters his life, little son in tow, and asks for his help, Turner must put the past behind him if they are to survive.

Turner Caldwell works at a local motel as a handyman while attending college full-time. On his way to class one day, he passes the bus depot just as Cassandra Todd and her young son arrive. He is shocked to see her, remembering how cruel she was to him in high school. She was the popular head cheerleader and he the target of her mean-spirited pranks. Turner could never have imagined that the outdoor training and survival skills he learned at Camp Kopawanee, a summer youth camp where he worked three years as a leader, would one day become so crucial. But when Cassandra and her son check into the motel where he works and she asks for his help in eluding her abusive husband, Turner finds himself entangled in a situation that will require every skill he has in order to survive.

If you'd like to read the first chapter of The Return of Cassandra Todd, go HERE.

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31 comments:

Rulan said...

http://fictionshowcase.blogspot.co.nz/2013/02/the-return-of-cassandra-todd-by-darrel.html

Heidi said...

My thoughts are here: http://heidi-strawser.com/the-return-of-cassandra-todd-by-darrel-nelson/

apple blossom said...

tour posted

http://abis-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-return-of-cassandra-todd-by-darrel.html

jsparrow747 said...

Review is up at:

http://jsparrow747.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-return-of-cassandra-todd-by-darrel.html

SmilingSally said...

Hi Bonnie,

Here's mine:

http://bookcritiques.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-return-of-cassandra-todd-by-darrel.html

CWAHM said...

http://cwahmjill.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-return-of-cassandra-todd.html

Lisa Johnson said...

http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/2013/02/review-return-of-cassandra-todd.html

Cheryl said...

Posted at http://cherylschristianbookconnection.blogspot.com/2013/02/cfbs-return-of-cassandra-todd-by-darrel.html

Ernie W. said...

Post is up at http://ernsblog.blogspot.com/2013/02/this-week-christian-fiction-blog.html

Kim said...

http://berlysue.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-return-of-cassandra-todd-by-darrel.html

WONDERFUL!!

Mocha with Linda said...

Great book. Mine will post at midnight.

http://mochawithlinda.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-return-of-cassandra-todd.html

Julie J. said...

http://molcotw.blogspot.com/2013/02/cfba-return-of-cassandra-todd-by-darrel.html

Erin Slocum said...

My review: http://forhimandmyfamily.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-return-of-cassandra-todd-by-darrel.html

Heart2Heart said...

I absolutely LOVED this novel. I was so completely involved in it, I didn't realize the time until I flipped to the final page. Quick read, but completely engaged all my senses. Thanks for letting me be a part of the tour!

http://reviewsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-return-of-cassandra-todd.html

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Andi said...

Posted
http://frommipov.blogspot.com/2013/02/preview-return-of-cassandra-todd.html

Abbi Hart said...

Just posted!
http://writingchristiannovels.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-return-of-cassandra-todd-by-darrel.html

Tori Theriot said...

http://thriftytori.blogspot.com/2013/02/book-review-return-of-cassandra-todd.html

Michelle said...

http://michelletuck.com/blog/return-cassandra-todd/

Mark said...

http://thoughtsofasojourner.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-return-of-cassandra-todd-by-darrel.html

Margie Vawter said...

http://marjorievawter.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-return-of-cassandra-todd.html

jenmom said...

My post is up:
http://motheroftwo-jenmom.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-return-of-cassandra-todd.html

Lauri M said...

http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com/2013/03/cfba-return-of-cassandra-todd.html

Janis Rodgers said...

http://thenearsightedbookworm.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-return-of-cassandra-todd-by-darrel.html

Pam said...

http://www.daysongreflections.com/?p=14227
Posted with review

Jenny said...

Really enjoying this one. Post is up at http://mybucklingbookshelf.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-return-of-cassandra-todd-by-darrel.html

Brooke said...

http://iblog4books.blogspot.com/2013/03/fantastic-sophomore-novel-from-darrel.html

Loren said...

http://heartofabookworm.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-return-of-cassandra-todd-review.html

LOVED THIS ONE!!!

Megan said...

http://hardcoverfeedback.blogspot.com/2013/03/cfba-tour-return-of-cassandra-todd-by.html

Nessa said...

http://www.texashousewife.com/2013/03/the-return-of-cassandra-todd-by-darrel.html

Lindsey IEMommy said...

http://www.theiemommy.com/2013/03/01/the-return-of-cassandra-todd-by-darrel-nelson/

Aizess said...

http://christianbookreviewblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/cfba-tour-return-of-cassandra-todd-by.html