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Critical Praise

"This is a book that resonates in the heart. I literally couldn't put it down."

——Ciji Ware, bestselling author of A Light on the Veranda and Island of the Swans

"Shelley Bates is a brave and talented author."

——Mary Jo Putney, author of A Kiss of Fate

"A Sounding Brass grabbed me on page one . . . Most of all, I loved the way God allowed the Elect to implode but in the end loved them back into a relationship with Him. I couldn't put it down. A great read for a rainy day or any day."

——Lyn Cote, author of The Women of Ivy Manor series

"Shelley Bates has the rare ability to create characters that live and breathe and weave their way into our souls. Her poignant stories make me grapple with my own fears, my own doubts . . . my own healing. Most of all, they give me hope. She's quickly becoming one of my favorites!"

——Susan May Warren, award-winning author of In Sheep's Clothing

"Absorbing and poignant. With a deft hand, Bates examines how our Lord's unfailing grace can set even the most broken spirits free."

——Deborah Bedford, author of If I Had You and When You Believe

"Writing with compassion and gripping honesty, Shelley Bates is truly an advocate for those innocents who become victims. Keep writing, Shelley. We need your voice."

——Tracey Bateman, president of the American Christian Fiction Writers and author of The Claire Everett series