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Bound by Guilt by C. J. Darlington blog tour!

 ...from the life of Diana Lesire Brandmeyer

I reviewed the advanced copy of this book earlier and now it's time for the blog tour. This time you get to watch the exciting trailer, too.

TitleTrakk.com Blog Tours Presents:

Bound by Guilt
by C.J. Darlington
Published by Tyndale House

Shuttled between foster homes, Roxi Gold will do anything to fit in. Soon she’s traveling the country stealing rare books from unsuspecting bookstores. Police officer Abby Dawson has seen the worst of society—and not just at work. One fateful night,  both their lives are changed forever. One searches for justice, the other finds herself on the run. Will the power of forgiveness set them free?

What happens when an abandoned teenager seeks love and approval from the only one who will take her happens to be a criminal?

Bound by Guilt is an intriguing mystery involving a runaway and an out-of-control police officer. It begins with murder and the stealing of valuable books.

Roxi Gold will do anything to be a part of a family or so she thinks. When things go horribly wrong she knows she has to change how she’s living.

Bound by Guilt follows Roxi’s journey filled with guilt, fear and loneliness.

I found this an easy but tough read. The pages turned freely but the emotions captured by Darlington take time to process. You find yourself looking at teenagers on the street and wondering do they need a home? What can you do to help? And even, should I volunteer to be a foster parent so some child is loved?

Those are some of the questions I had and none of them appear on the pages. It was my take-a-way.

I like that while this book is by a Christian author with a Christian publisher you could easily hand it over to a non-Christian.  The values and scriptures are there but written so much in the characters personality it doesn’t feel like the author is trying to save, or preach to anyone.


Great job! You kept me turning the pages.
--Francine Rivers, Internationally best selling author

C.J. is a wonderful, talented writer . . . extraordinary . . .
--Bodie Thoene, best-selling author of the A.D. Chronicles

This one engages your senses and reaches your heart.
--Jerry B. Jenkins, NY Times best-selling author & owner of The Christian Writers Guild

Watch the book trailer:

About the Author:
C. J. Darlington won the 2008 Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild Operation First Novel contest with her first novel, Thicker Than Blood. She has been in the antiquarian bookselling business for over twelve years, scouting for stores similar to the ones described in her novels before cofounding her own online bookstore. In 2006 C. J. started the Christian entertainment Web site www.TitleTrakk.com with her sister, Tracy, and has been actively promoting Christian fiction through book reviews and author interviews. A homeschool graduate, she makes her home in Pennsylvania with her family and their menagerie of dogs and cats. Visit her website www.cjdarlington.com



  1. Thank you for reading and reviewing Bound by Guilt! It's much appreciated.

  2. It's a pleasure, C.J.