Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Blog Tour: Racing for Time

Hello all! I'm here as a part of the blog tour for Olivia Nickerson's new book, Racing for Time! 

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About the Book: 

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After a frightening car crash that lands Janefer and her best friend Melanie in the hospital, Janefer is set on bringing the culprit to justice. When Melanie is found to be missing, Janefer is even more determined to discover the person behind it all.

Through a maze of lies and deceit, spiritual questions arise, leaving her confused and troubled. As Janefer races to gather clues leading to Melanie, she gradually learns to trust God with her life, no matter what the outcome.

Can Janefer find out the truth before Melanie is hurt--or worse?

Time is ticking.

 Find on Goodreads or Buy it HERE

My Review:
3.5 stars 

I had the opportunity to read Racing for Time and I enjoyed it! While I had a bit of a hard time connecting with the main character, I did so enjoy Mel, and Janefer's backstory and her family . . . that was hands down my FAVORITE part of the book. 

The mystery was good! I did peg the culprits a bit early on, but I was kept wondering throughout the book whether or not my suspicions were right, and they were! I loved Mel's side story. I really liked getting to know her better, and every time the story switched to her, I enjoyed it. 

Okay, so, my favorite part of the book is the side plot with Janefer's dad. I could so relate to what their family was going through, and I think the author did a really good job with the emotions in those scenes. I could re-read them over and over again. And the ending . . . *sniffs* It was sad, but good. Really good. 

As mentioned above, I did have a hard time connecting with Janefer, and I think part of that was because I could never really understand the reasons behind why she was feeling the way she did. A lot of it was narrated rather than shown, and so that was a bit difficult for me. 

The part that bothered me the most was at the hospital. That fact that one of the main characters was checked out by a family member that the hospital did NOT have on record as a guardian frustrated me a bit, because they can't allow that. Also, you need a doctor's signature to get discharged . . . you can't just walk in and say you're here to get the patient. 

So yeah, that's what bothered me the most. The story in and of itself was good, though! I enjoyed the mystery, and the little bits that the author put in to keep you guessing. And Janefer's family and dad and all that . . . <3 I loved it. Adored it. So sweet and so real and sad and.... yeah. ;) 

If you enjoy shorter mysteries, I'd recommend it! It was very clean, and the salvation message, as well as the verses woven throughout the book were amazing. 

About the Author:

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Olivia Nickerson is a young and aspiring author who lives with her family in Ontario, Canada. As a child, she enjoyed writing little stories to print out on the computer and giving out to her family. When she is not writing, she enjoys playing sports at her youth group, hanging out with her family and friends, and reading.
She can be reached through several social media sites:

Author’s Note:

In 2015, I posted the first chapter of Racing for Time on my blog. I know that my previous “stories” were cheesy and not very well written. I wanted to write a good story, with non-cheesy people in it. I got great feedback from my posts of Racing for Time, and eventually the idea came that I should publish. It was a long process with writing, editing, and finally--publishing. I hope you will enjoy this book, and to quote Ms. Earhart: “Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”

Follow the Tour - February 7 to February 11

~ Tuesday ~
Go to Jesseca’s blog for a Book Review
Go to Blessing Counter’s blog for a Book Spotlight

~ Wednesday ~
Go to Faith’s blog for a Book Spotlight
Go to Blessing Counter’s blog for an Author Interview

~ Thursday ~
Go to Emily’s blog for a Book Review

~ Friday ~
Go to Marrok’s blog for an Author Interview
Go to Faith’s blog for a Book Review

~ Saturday ~
Go to Blessing Counter’s blog for a Book Review
Go to Marrok’s blog for a Book Spotlight 


  1. Thank you so much, Jesseca, for your review! :)

    1. You're welcome! Thank you for giving me the chance to review it and be a part of the blog tour! So excited for you!! ^_^

  2. Great review, Jesseca! This sounds like a good book!