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Review: A Time to Speak by Nadine Brandes


Happy Saturday, Reader Friends!!

I have a review for you today!! As part of The Rise Tour, I bringing you info on Nadine Brandes’ second novel in the Out of Time series, A Time to Speak. If you haven’t read the first one, A Time to Die, then go buy it now (pretty please)!! 

A Time to Die

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Now on to the review!

A Time to Speak had me riveted!! Y’all I could not pry myself from my eReader, much to the consternation of my children. I just had to find out what would happen to Parvin. In the first book, she was so unsure of herself. It was painful. What happened to her was painful. Yet at the end of A Time to Die, I just knew that Parvin would find herself.

Well, Ms. Brandes didn’t disappoint. Parvin still flounders, but every time she does, she seeks God. Y’all there’s just such an important lesson in that. Sure, these books are marketed for the YA crowd, but I can tell you the lessons and story will touch everyone…no matter the age of the reader. Parvin finds her voice in this story. Not only that, but her voice gives courage to many. In a time where too many unwise people are speaking, I find Parvin’s pure reliance on God refreshing and inspiring. It’s a disappointment she’s actually not a real person. We could find much parallel between her world and the one popping up in our newsfeed and our news channels. 

A Time to Speak shows what happens when you seek God and obey. God won’t let our obedience go to waste. Ms. Brandes’ ability to weave God into the story so that without Him, it would fall flat, is my favorite aspect of her writing. It’s why I flew threw the first book and this one with such speed. the story sucks you in and doesn’t let go until the last page. And even then…you know the final book awaits.

*I give this 5 out of 5 stars.
​*I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

A Time to Speak

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About the Author


Nadine Brandes is an adventurer, fusing authentic faith with bold imagination. Her dystopian trilogy, the Out of Time Series, challenged her to pursue shalom, which is now her favorite word (followed closely by ‘bumbershoot’.) When Nadine’s not taste-testing a new chai, editing fantasy novels, or being a Harry Potter super-nerd, she and her knight-in-shining armor (nickname: “hubby”) are out chasing adventures.

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Facebook Party!!!

Ms. Brandes is hosting a Facebook party October 18th for the release of A Time to Rise!!! You can join HERE! And if you haven’t pre-ordered A Time to Rise head HERE to check on some swag goodies and other info.

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