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The Nature of Small Birds + Other News

The Nature of Small Birds by Susie Finkbeiner

I’ve been looking forward to this book since I first saw the cover and glimpsed the blurb. Listen, I think the Vietnam War is under-represented in Christian fiction. The thing is, this book isn’t about the Vietnam War exactly… it’s more of an adoption story, about a little girl that escaped the war. While it isn’t exactly what I was expecting, it’s turning into quite the wonderful story. It’s heartfelt and emotional, for sure, and you know those are a couple of my happy places. I’m about halfway through the book already, and I’m loving it so far. The characters are amazing, the plot wonderful, and the split time aspect is done pretty well. It took me a few chapters to really settle in and feel grounded in each of the three threads, but I’ve found my rhythm with it and expect to finish it in time to bring you my full review next week, if all goes well. This is my first book by Susie Finkbeiner, but if it holds out to finish as well as it’s begun, it likely won’t be the last.

Other News

For a while now, I’ve wanted to have a dot-com website. When Blogger decided to discontinue the follow-by-e-mail feature, I knew it was the right time to make the big switch. So my breaking news is this:

I’ve launched a new website!

You’ll now be able to find me at andreareneecox.com. Isn’t that exciting? Hop on over and give it a looksee. I’m especially elated to have a books page with my book on it. Hopefully there will be many more to follow. I’m working hard on a couple of stories this week, so we’ll see what comes of them in the coming months.

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This current blog (WritingToInspire.blogspot.com) will eventually become dormant, but due to some book review obligations, I’ll be keeping this one going for a little bit. However, I have already switched to having the new site linked up on my Goodreads author profile. I’ll be posting the same articles on both sites for a while, until those obligations are wrapped up, so if you’re subscribed to both, please forgive the repetition.

Thank y’all so much for your continued support. I appreciate each of you dearly.


Do you want to read my debut book?
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