• Title: World of the Innocent
  • Author: Nadine C. Keels
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • World of the Innocent Are you ready to love this young man Jhoi she s poetic She s guarded And she couldn t imagine having much to do with a guy like Marcas Sure Marcas is a brilliant fellow artist admired by plenty of f
    Are you ready to love this young man Jhoi she s poetic She s guarded And she couldn t imagine having much to do with a guy like Marcas Sure, Marcas is a brilliant fellow artist, admired by plenty of fans But he s so remarkablyrange.Still, Marcas touches Jhoi s soul And through the counsel of a shrewd old neighbor, Jhoi will discover a link between intimate f Are you ready to love this young man Jhoi she s poetic She s guarded And she couldn t imagine having much to do with a guy like Marcas Sure, Marcas is a brilliant fellow artist, admired by plenty of fans But he s so remarkablyrange.Still, Marcas touches Jhoi s soul And through the counsel of a shrewd old neighbor, Jhoi will discover a link between intimate friendship and becoming a steward of an era.A tale of love, enduring belief, and the meaning of innocence based on a true story.__________Note this book is Adult New Adult contemporary fiction, though it may also be of interest to a young adult audience.

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    1. This book was so good, I was able to finish it in less than 24 hours. I just couldn't put it down! Amazing characters and story that will keep you engaged from beginning to end.

    2. Amazing book with a shocking ending! A delightful read and a whole new take on the concept of innocence. Nadine C. Keels is an amazing story teller because the shift comes out of nowhere and makes perfect sense. I recommend this book for everyone everywhere!

    3. World of the Innocent by Nadine C. Keels is a chaste, Christian romance novella. I felt the beginning was a bit confusing, but it eventually becomes apparent that the main character, Jhoi, is telling readers the events of a meaningful experience in her recent past.I loved Jhoi’s involvement with a positive group of performers. Additionally, her friendship with an elderly neighbor, Mr. Elmer, is endearing. She sincerely looks for his sage advice, and she finds that his observations and advice a [...]

    4. World of the Innocent is a sweet story of two young people, Jhoi and Marcas, as they explore themselves and romance. Jhoi (pronounced JOY) is a young, African-American woman who's poetic and guarded. Marcas is admired by many but is viewed as strange.Nadine Keels creatively weaves a genuine romantic tale of two people who falls in love before they realize what's happening. The words across the pages are vivid enough that you get a feel for not only the scenery but for the characters', particular [...]

    5. WOW. That's the first thing I said when I finished this book. Just WOW. This book totally blew me away. It's in my top five of "the most romantic books I've ever read", especially considering there wasn't much physical intimacy. Plenty of emotional intimacy, just not much physical. And yet, still one of the most romantic books I've ever read.Our main characters, Jhoi (pronounced Joy), Marcas, and Nathan are all wonderful. They're complex characters and very well-rounded considering it's not a ve [...]

    6. I have been blessed by Ms. Keels to review her novel, and was provided an exclusive first look into this work with a free document. Jhoi, pronounced Juh-HOY (Joy) was an amazing female lead who was not afraid to show the world who she is and what she believe in.Through the support of her family and the amazing faith that she possesses, Jhoi was able to be a true witness for Christ without even realizing the effects she was having on the people around her.Marcus was the Romeo to Jhoi's Juliet, th [...]

    7. A friend is “another you.”A Christian contemporary YA novel with a new take on the meaning of innocence. I found some of the dialogue confusing or awkward and not a smooth read until midway through. The growth of the characters came through and the story is packed with emotions as the friendship blossoms. I appreciated their respect for their differences/strangeness. I liked that the main female character embraced her weirdness as she was transitioning into womanhood. Good message that young [...]

    8. Unique characters make this an enjoyable read for those who appreciate contemporary inspirational fiction. Written for teens and young adults, author Nadine Keels shows us that love isn’t what Hollywood portrays, as the characters get to know each other as friends.Woven through out, the characters portray both moral standing and strong belief in God. You’ll see them grow spiritually as they go through life.I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a positive [...]

    9. Jhoi has never been in love, and certainly couldn't imagine falling in love with Marcus. He was just a friend. He didn't care for her that way, did he? Follow Jhoi on this journey as she finds out what it's like to find true love. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was well written, and I believe is perfect for young adults and teens alike. Too many people today don't really know what love is or what it looks like. In my opinion, Keels perfectly captures what it looks like to find true love. A l [...]

    10. What an innocent and spiritual romance! Jhoi is unaware of what an attractive young woman she is, until the handsome and talented Marcus shows her his interest. Their love is quiet and warm, and develops in the most ordinary places such as the zoo, the beach, and the church. But Nadine Keels’ skillful writing leads us to see the passion her characters hold for each other. We celebrate with Jhoi her first and sweet Valentine. The surprising ending makes it an unforgettable tale. The author prov [...]

    11. ***I received this copy from the author for an honest review***This is my first book by Keels. I went in with an open mind and I was not disappointed. Okay I have much to say but unfortunately I can't put it in the review or else spoilers. Jhoi (Joy) is a wonderful character along with Marcus. We follow her story of coming into womanhood. A great quick read. I loved the writing. I wish I could put more down without spoiling it.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Review to come.

    12. What stood out huge to me was how the beginning of the book, she mentioned how the name is pronounced. I loved that. This book was a sweet story, it’s a fast read, which I enjoy.

    13. Summary: A Christian YA novella full of friendship, first love, faith, loss, and a deep passion for music all narrated by an artistic, relatable young woman named Jhoi (pronounced Joy).Page Length: 106Published: 2017Pros:-Jhoi is both relatable and admirable in how she carries herself. Sometimes people think that Christian girls can’t have fun and don’t ‘let loose’ but Jhoi totally goes against that stereotype (in a good way).-Love the cover art! Lovely to look at.-Talks about God in a w [...]

    14. This book is a super quick read with only 56 pages on my Nook. I was able to fly through it within one night while cozying it up in bed. If you're in some sort of reading slump, this one would be perfect to get yourself back in the groove.With that being said, this book only gives you the bare minimum of what the character's background contains. We're introduced to a cute story of a girl's first real connection to a guy. But It was the ending that got to me!Holy crap did I not see that sort of t [...]

    15. World of the Innocent by Nadine C. Keels impacts us with the honest emotions of a young woman transitioning from young girl to womanhood. Jhoi (pronounced Joy) is asking us to sit and listen to her story of how she is learning to manage her newly developed femininity.Keels has written a lovely, blossoming romantic story between Jhoi and Marcas in a style that I found very comfortable, as if she personally was sitting next to me and sharing a part of her life. Keels gave just enough detail for me [...]

    16. World Of The Innocent by Nadine C Keels is a Christian contemporary YA novel about awakening - an awakening to the world around us, to talents and to love. I got completely engrossed in it, so much so that I literally gasped out loud at one point.Nadine Keels writes with sensitivity, with knowledge and with love. The novel is about love that never dies - the great love of God for His children. And about the love of friends and a blossoming young love. The story is beautifully written.We need to [...]

    17. What a wonderful story of maturing. Sensitive writing and a good story make this a terrific read. I was totally surprised and unprepared for the ending. Well done, Nadine! I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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