by L. K. Simonds
Pub Date 27 Aug 2019
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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.
A Note From the Publisher
Kindle release date May 7, 2019.
"Cami is twenty-nine and enviously successful. Her first novel was a sleeper hit, turning Cami into a best-selling author and minor celebrity. Based on outward appearances, Cami has it all, but underneath the façade, she's fading fast....Cami's character is more in line with the gritty female protagonists found in mainstream fiction, reminding me closely of Gillian Flynn's Camille Preaker or Amy Dunne from Sharp Objects and Gone Girl, respectively. Further, Simonds' writing is equally raw and uncompromised, not shying away from Cami's promiscuity and substance abuse. Again, All In feels more like the mercilessly-honest styles of current literary stars like Ottessa Moshfegh and Celeste Ng, and not at all like a Christian fiction novel."
Excerpt, Online Book Club Review
About 300 copies of ALL IN have been donated to women incarcerated in Texas Department of Criminal Justice prisons through the nonprofit Bookmates4inmates. The reviews from these women, who do not have internet access have been overwhelmingly positive, and each of them noted they would recommend ALL IN to a friend.