Monday, August 26, 2019


Living Lies by Natalie Walters was chosen as the August book club selection for the Avid Readers of Christian Fiction Facebook Group. Natalie Walters recently led a live Facebook chat in the Avid Readers Group to discuss her debut romantic suspense novel with the members of the group. Five members of the Avid Readers Group have joined us today to share their thoughts on Living Lies.

Natalie also joined us back in May at Inkwell Inspirations to celebrate the release of Living LiesRead Nicole's interview with Natalie Walters


What Avid Readers are Saying about Living Lies:

Kailey Bechtel

I really loved Living Lies.  Natalie Walters did an excellent job tackling the subject of mental health and depression.  Most people don’t want to talk about it, but this book was able to shine a light on those darker topics.  I loved that she made it okay to talk about our issues.  This book is a must read!
--Kailey Bechtel


Alysha Worthen

I want to applaud Natalie for tackling the subject matters she did in this book. Heavier topics such as depression, anxiety and suicide. She shined a light on topics that no one wants to talk about, but need to.

I am excited to see this author grow and perfect her writing style.

    -- Alysha Worthen

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This book had all of the great elements – well written prose, excellent story-line, fabulous and real-to-life characters, suspense, mystery, drama, romance…and though that sounds “busy,” this author made it all work together fantastically in this package.  Had I not known this was a debut, I would have never suspected as Natalie Walters writes with the style of a pro.  This book also tackled some difficult issues, focusing mainly on mental health issues and the stigma that accompanies those.  Ms. Walters does not shy away from that at all, but handles the struggles of those battling depression and PTSD with grace and care.  I absolutely adored Ms. Byrdie and her care for those struggling and her strength in her faith.  The faith element came through strongly at the end as God’s purpose for our characters shone through.  All in all, this was a great story and had me guessing until the very end.  I would strongly recommend to fans of romantic suspense and any who’d like to learn more about depression.

--Erin Laramore

With stunning realism and nail-biting suspense, Natalie Walters has penned the next masterpiece in romantic suspense!  Held captive from the very first chapter, this was no easy book to put down even when life demanded.  One thing that really stuck out to me in this novel was just how damaging mental illness can be to a person’s whole life and being.  The internal struggles that Lane dealt with during all of the upheaval in the community affected not only how she viewed herself, but others as well.   
Becca-Rae Weidel
What’s unexpected is that her level of compassion actually helped her to see more clearly because it prevented her from jumping to conclusions with people.  She saw the heart while others saw the diagnosis.  It was sad that she couldn’t seem to see herself in that same light.  I loved that while some of the pieces of the puzzle were easier to put together, others continued to hold you in suspense.  I won’t spoil with detail, but I never would have fathomed the inner workings of certain crimes contained within.  This was an easy book to get into, but not an easy one to get over.  Natalie Walters has penned an incredible debut.  I can’t wait to see where she takes this series in the next release!
--Becca-Rae Weidel

Find her Facebook and Visit Becca’s Blog at The Becca Files


“The scream stopped Charlie Lynch in his tracks even as his pulse jackhammered in his ears.”
How about that for an opening chapter to a suspense novel?

Perrianne Askew
This is Natalie Walters’ debut, and it’s so riveting that It’s really hard to believe that it’s her first novel. It is both gripping and warm, making it so easy to keep you up reading much too late at night. I truly enjoyed all of the suspense as well as the variety and diversity of characters, who are very easy to keep straight. Harbored Secrets series. Natalie Walter’s second book in the Harbored Secrets series, releases on November 5th, and I look forward to my return to Walton, Georgia and the interesting assortment of characters in the Walton County community!
--Perrianne Askew
*Kailey, Alysha, and Erin received complimentary copies from Revell, Becca-Rae received her copy from JustRead Tours, and Perrianne from a giveaway


Back Cover Blurb:

In the little town of Walton, Georgia, everybody knows your name--but no one knows your secret.

At least that's what Lane Kent is counting on when she returns to her hometown with her five-year-old son. Dangerously depressed after the death of her husband, Lane is looking for hope. What she finds instead is a dead body.

Lane must work with Walton's newest deputy, Charlie Lynch, to uncover the truth behind the murder. But when that truth hits too close to home, she'll have to decide if saving the life of another is worth the cost of revealing her darkest secret.
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Author Bio:

Natalie Walters is the author of Living Lies and Deadly Deceit. A military wife of 22 years, she currently resides in Hawaii with her soldier husband and their three kids. She writes full-time and has been published in Proverbs 31 magazine and has blogged for Guideposts online. In addition to balancing life as a military spouse, mom, and writer, she loves connecting on social media, sharing her love of books, cooking, and traveling. Natalie comes from a long line of military and law enforcement veterans and is passionate about supporting them through volunteer work, races, and writing stories that affirm no one is defined by their past. Learn more at

Our Hostess -- Nicole Cook

The Avid Readers of Christian Fiction Facebook Group is a wonderful discussion group for book enthusiasts to talk about what Christian fiction books they are reading. Participation in the group is the perfect way to discover many new Christian fiction authors and books. Members can also choose to participate in the book club within the group. The group is comprised of numerous Christian fiction authors and readers and is very well moderated. Any readers or authors interested in joining the group can click on the following link and answer a few questions to be added. The questions are easy and are meant to keep out spammers. 


The September book club selection for the Avid Readers of Christian Fiction Facebook Group is How the Light Gets In by Jolina Petersheim.

1 comment:

  1. A big thank you to Nicole for pulling this together! Fun to see what these great reviewers had to say! I definitely plan to read Living Lies and I hope this inspires some sales for Natalie!


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