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"A garden locked is my sister, my bride, A rock garden locked, a spring sealed up." Song of Solomon 4:12
Available now:    “Fish Out Of Water” The third installment of The Garden Key Tales by Angela Dolbear The tale of Madeleine, the laugh-out-loud, multiple-tissues story of a self-professed “lust-o-holic.”

“Read it. It's worth every penny.”

October 2010 - Austin Faith and Family

5 stars for THE GARDEN KEY,

The debut novel by Angela Dolbear,

By Kristen Woolstrum

Christian art (writing, music, etc.) tends to be very prescribed and repetitive. Not this book.   This is really something new and enjoyable. It is truly inspiring and helpful on issues of purity and sex when you're trying to honor God. Why? Because it's REAL. “Hi, my name is Madeleine and I’m a lust-o-holic,” the Goth-girl quips. Madeleine strives to fulfill her studies as a senior at Biola University while battling the temptations she feels for her mad-crush mystery musician man.   This tale of lust, redemption and really good cheeseburgers, follows the couple as they learn to resist sensuous urges and stave off the ever disappointing cliché of jumping into the sack on the first date, like both had done in previous relationships.   It's easy to tell someone what not to do. But it's hard to apply what seems like a very difficult and strict principle to everyday life. There aren't many examples to live by.   Realistically, how do you avoid temptation and still figure out if you're with the right guy? Just read this book. It's an awesome example of how to practically live by the right standards. Madeleine is not the overly sexualized "modern woman," nor is she the "I'm wearing an invisible chastity belt" perfect Christian girl. She's a woman. A flesh-and-blood, three-dimensional, real and relatable girl. And that's what makes this story precious. So many women's fiction novels strive to conform to the same old formula. But this is a story. A real, true, beautiful, original story that lets the reader enjoy all the details and themes that life inherently weaves throughout our lives.   Read it. It's worth every penny.
The Garden Key Tales
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"A garden locked is my sister, my bride, A rock garden locked, a spring sealed up." Song of Solomon 4:12
Available now: “Fish Out Of Water” The third installment of The Garden Key Tales by Angela Dolbear The tale of Madeleine, the laugh-out-loud, multiple-tissues story of a self-professed “lust-o-holic.”

“Read it. It's worth every penny.”

October 2010 - Austin Faith and Family

5 stars for THE GARDEN KEY,

The debut novel by Angela Dolbear,

By Kristen Woolstrum

Christian art (writing, music, etc.) tends to be very prescribed and repetitive. Not this book.   This is really something new and enjoyable. It is truly inspiring and helpful on issues of purity and sex when you're trying to honor God. Why? Because it's REAL. “Hi, my name is Madeleine and I’m a lust-o-holic,” the Goth-girl quips. Madeleine strives to fulfill her studies as a senior at Biola University while battling the temptations she feels for her mad-crush mystery musician man.   This tale of lust, redemption and really good cheeseburgers, follows the couple as they learn to resist sensuous urges and stave off the ever disappointing cliché of jumping into the sack on the first date, like both had done in previous relationships.   It's easy to tell someone what not to do. But it's hard to apply what seems like a very difficult and strict principle to everyday life. There aren't many examples to live by.   Realistically, how do you avoid temptation and still figure out if you're with the right guy? Just read this book. It's an awesome example of how to practically live by the right standards. Madeleine is not the overly sexualized "modern woman," nor is she the "I'm wearing an invisible chastity belt" perfect Christian girl. She's a woman. A flesh- and-blood, three-dimensional, real and relatable girl. And that's what makes this story precious. So many women's fiction novels strive to conform to the same old formula. But this is a story. A real, true, beautiful, original story that lets the reader enjoy all the details and themes that life inherently weaves throughout our lives.   Read it. It's worth every penny.
The Garden Key Tales