Friday, January 27, 2017

Left to Die--Review

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Hey all! Today I'm here to participate in the blog tour for Ivy Rose's now book Left to Die! So, without any further ado, let's get on with it!

About the Book:

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Lindy Greene’s life is perfect. Too perfect. But living as a missionary nurse, serving in a small hospital in China, soon brings the disaster she fearfully anticipates. All of her well-thought-out plans for the future disintegrate after pulling a fatally ill, disfigured, abandoned child from a pile of trash. She doesn’t even like babies.
Nathan Thomas can’t find balance. College suited him just fine until his cash ran out, forcing him to the Chinese mission field with his parents. The chaotic atmosphere in China does little to relax his agitated mind, and the pretty blonde nurse at the hospital does nothing to help him focus.
The Chinese mission field isn’t for the faint of heart. Nathan wonders how he can survive his remaining time there, while Lindy struggles to help everyone she can. With different ideals pulling them in separate directions, there is one thing drawing them together: a tiny, sickly, crippled orphan who relies on them to stay alive.

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My Review: 

*note* I was a beta-reader for this book, so my review may be a bit biased. (But  I don't think it is. ;))
After having read Ivy's first book, and really enjoying it,  I was looking forward to reading this. I wasn't disappointed! In fact, I enjoyed this more than her first book. It is a novella, but it felt like the perfect length. the ending didn't seemed rushed in the least, and I was kept anxiously wondering what would happen to little Jia. And inwardly lecturing Lindy throughout most of it. 
And Nathan. He was amazing. I really enjoyed seeing his character growth through out the book, and those last few chapters were precious! 
This book does deal with a harsh subject, but I felt that it was very tastefully done. I've read enough about infant abandonment to know it is a very real thing, yet reading it through fiction seemed to make it come alive in a whole other way. It was handled with care, and I'd recommend it for any ages. :) 

About the Author: 

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Ivy Rose is an 18 year old history lover and literary enthusiast. Aside from writing, she enjoys being outdoors, eating chocolate, traveling, reading, and doing TaeKwonDo. She resides with her family of 9 on the banks of the Long Lake in eastern Washington.

She can be found at various places on the internet:

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Blog Tour Stops: 

Becoming Lost – Review
Anika’s Avenue – Review
Once Upon an Ordinary – Interview

Whispers on the Wind – Interview
Read Another Page – Review

Counting Your Blessings – Review/Interview
Stories by Firefly – Review
Writing in the Light – Interview

Reveries Reviews – Review
Marrok Macintyre – Interview

Having a Heart Like His – Review/Interview
Whimsical Writings – Review

Rebekah’s Remarks - Interview


  1. I'm SOOOO excited for this book! I can't wait to read it! :D


  2. Thank you for being a part of my blog tour, Jesseca! And your sweet review...awww. <3 Thank you!!!!