Saturday, November 01, 2008

Book of the Month: The Face


I've been waiting for what feels like ages to tell you about the origin and development of THE FACE.  I'll share how the idea germinated and talk about the writing, editing, etc . . . so stay tuned over the next few days! 

Library Journal just issued a review: 

"Because of her severe facial deformities, Sarah Jane Sims is a secret to the world, kept that way by the CIA after her parents' deaths. When her father's sister, Renee, reads some old letters saved by her mother and discovers that she has a 20-year-oldniece, Renee is determined to find out what happened to Sarah Jane and whether she is still alive somewhere. Hunt's skill at developing interesting characters and tense stories (The Elevator, Doesn't She Look Natural) makes this title a worthwhile read. Hunt also weaves in real-life CIA techniques that will fascinate readers. Including themes of beauty and love and what makes a person beautiful and worth loving, this book is recommended for CF and women's fiction collections." --Library Journal, November 1, 2008. 

I'll be one of the first to say that THE FACE is not overtly Christian--I wrote it for the world at large, but there's a metaphor involved, and the metaphor is extremely Christian. You'll be able to find discussion questions for Christian book clubs on my website.  (Warning: spoilers found there.) 

In the mean time, here's a sneak peek: 

Orphaned and severely deformed, from her earliest moments Sarah Sims has been kept hidden away in a secret CIA facility—until an unexpected discovery gives her an opportunity to make a life for herself at last.

Now Sarah has an ally, a long-lost aunt who has discovered her true identity. Aided by this brave psychologist, twenty-year-old Sarah must find the courage to confront the forces that have confined her for so long. And the strength to be reborn into a world she has never known. 

Tomorrow:  how the idea originated.  

~~Angie 

7 comments:

Kathy said...

It's on my Christmas list.

Lisa said...

I want to go out and get it NOW! I can't wait to read it.

Anonymous said...

Just started "The Face" last night after all the ghosts and goblins left. It is compelling from the opening line and was very hard to put down, but I want to read it slowly to absorb all the detail and descriptions. I have learned not to race through your books. Too much could be glossed over or lost by this little brain. Happy All Saints Day! Clyde

Mocha with Linda said...

Angie already knows what I think, but for the rest of you, DO NOT MISS IT! Compelling, captivating, dramatic, beautiful - where's my thesaurus?! LOL

This is definitely going to be on my gift list for some friends.

Eagerly awaiting more BOM details!

Tammy of Lurksville said...

I was just here but skipped away to my local library website and got on the list for this book...I'm #2...YIPEE!!

"Doesn't She Look Natural" is in my book-bag...I'm trying to finish "Faking Grace" by Tamara Lee. What with tricks or treats and winning the worst dressed at a party last night, I've been too busy to read ;D

jan said...

i can't wait to buy it and read it! i'm like you, clyde, i like to "absorb" every word!
jan

Elizabeth M Thompson said...

I'm reading The Canopy. It is wonderful! I can't wait to read The Face.