by Kristy Shelton


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Blinders by Kristy Shelton

ABOUT THE BOOK: Blinders, a novel by Kristy Shelton, portrays a beautiful relationship between a former slave couple, their love for a boy who wanders onto their farm, and the redeeming forgiveness of the heavenly Father. In this inspirational novel, Eugene, an eleven-year-old boy growing up in Kentucky in 1912, is drawn to a light in the distance that compels him to run away from his abusive stepfather. He is led to the farm of Franklin and Rachel Hawkins who live in a rundown house built on top of a cave yet have magnificent thoroughbred horses grazing in their bluegrass pasture. Eugene is adopted into the family, and as he grows up, gradually discovers secrets from the past that keep Franklin and Rachel isolated on their remote farm. Eugene is severely tested when he is seized from the farm at the age of sixteen and forced into the Great War now raging in France. He embarks on a dangerous journey that will put his life and faith to the test. When he returns two years later as a man, his only hope is to give his incredible burden of guilt to the One who can save him, and allow a mother's unconditional love to help him fulfill his destiny. **** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kristy Shelton spent her Oklahoma childhood riding horses, exploring, and playing sports and the piano. Reared in a strong Christian family, she enjoyed long family vacations and listening to stories told by her parents and grandparents. She and her husband Cliff now live in Georgia where they have been teaching and coaching at Greater Atlanta Christian School since 1982. Kristy considers teaching elementary physical education a ministry, as well as coaching the varsity volleyball team and leading an annual high school mission trip to Honduras. The Sheltons have two children, Ty and Alex, who are currently in college. In her spare time Kristy enjoys reading, hiking, and taking walks with Cliff and their four-legged child, Boomer.
Blinders is Kristy's first novel and she gives God all the glory for guiding her through this incredible writing adventure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936076659
Publisher: Innovo Publishing
Publication date: 03/22/2011
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

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Blinders 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
kc1959 More than 1 year ago
What a page turner!!! I loved this book. I laughed, cried, and became very involved with the characters. I'm hoping there will be a follow-up to this book.
fieldday1 More than 1 year ago
Blinders is a compelling story with a cast of characters you will love from the first time you meet them! Mrs. Shelton has written a beautiful story of a young man who faces many challenges, but is constantly watched over and guided by a loving Heavenly Father, as well as many kind and compassionate people she weaves throughout his life. You will not want to tell these characters goodbye when the book ends!
KWisema More than 1 year ago
Blinders is a well-written and engrossing story with fully developed characters. Ms. Shelton did her research for this historical Christian fiction. It was a pleasure to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!!  I completely bonded with the main character in the first chapter and could not put the book down until I found out what became of him. This is a beautiful story that made me cry (and I'm not ever a big crier!) I highly recommend this book. I finished it within a week because I could not put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! Couldn't put it down. Can't wait for the next one. My bookclub got a chance to meet her & discuss the book. =0)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You HAVE to read this book!! It is nothing short of amazing
ShellBethRose More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderfully sweet story of trials and tribulation and how we can survive and even rise above awful situations if we rely on God.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had me from the first chapter. It is nice and refreshing to read a novel that doesn't have all of the unnecessary junk in it. This was a book that captivated my attention until the very end. It is historical and biblical with all of the elements that make a great read. I felt like I knew the characters. Can't wait for another book by this author!
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Bippy More than 1 year ago
This book touched my heart deeply. What a wonderful story of survival and hope. The human spirit is decidedly apparent in this story. Just anxious for a "part 2" to the writing. For those looking for a refreshing view of life and the hope that we have in the Lord, here it is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even though I am not a huge reader I could NOT put this book down! I stayed up late at night missing sleep just so i could finish this book. I could not take my eyes off the pages even if i wanted too, it was just that amazing. This book is entertaing, can make you laugh at times and even make you cry at times. It has the perfect combination of both happiness and sadness. I would definitely say that this is the best Christian book I have EVER read and I highly recommend it even if you are not a huge reader like me!
Nobakemom More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing!!! One of those stories you can't put down and hate to see end! Great read for teenagers too! This surely is going to be the next Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie!!! Thanks for a great story!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the book!! Didn't want to put it down but didn't want it to end either. I look forward to Kristy Shelton's next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book kept me hooked from beginning to end. I always wanted to keep reading; however, I dreaded coming to the end because I didn't want it to be over! I thought the main characters in this novel were believable as well as likable, and I appreciated the historical accuracy incorporated into the plot.
bendon More than 1 year ago
AWESOME book!!! I could not put the book down. Touched my heart on so many levels. Thank-you for such inspiration.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not normally a fan of Christian fiction (and a first time author to boot), but purchased this book upon recommendation of a friend. Excellent character development, historical accuracy, heartwarming story and a good message.
JR8876 More than 1 year ago
Wow, the emotions I felt while reading this book were incredible. It's been a long time since I cried in a book, but this one caused tears of joy and sorrow. I loved every minute with these characters and can't seem to get them off of my mind. If you want a great story that you won't soon forget, I highly recommend you read Blinders!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Blinders is a highly engaging and interesting story set in a time when social prejudices abounded, and this heart-warming story will draw you in immediately to the struggles and joys the characters experience. I couldn't put it down when I read it the first time, and it has been added to my library for future rereads. I hope Shelton will continue writing as her style and imagination bring the reader pure pleasure. This is a great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I admit it...I cried. What a wonderful first novel from a very promising new author! It is obvious that Kristy Shelton did her research for this book, and I enjoyed learning more about history as I fell in love with the characters. The details that are revealed about each character as the story progresses keep you interested, and you feel like you really get to know them. It is refreshing to read a book that is so pure and wholesome without turning sappy as some Christian-centered fiction can be. I cannot wait for the next novel. I am hoping for a sequel, as I would love to hear more about these character's lives!
mjackson More than 1 year ago
This book had me hooked from the first chapter. I fell in love with the characters and could not wait to see what would happen next in their lives. The book revolves around a Christian family that continues to have faith in God despite abuse and racial violence. The story has twists and turns that are unexpected and kept me engaged. I would love to see Blinders part 2 and see how Eugene and Anne's relationship turns out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Blinders is a historical fiction novel that has something for everyone and will interest anyone who picks it up. The author has created wonderful characters that feel so real that they become your friends. You will rejoice with them and cry a little, too. The research in this book and attention to detail is evident in the way the story flows from scene to scene. I didn't want this book to end, yet I couldn't put it down! This is definitely a book you'll want to read again and, it has earned a home on my bookshelf with my other favorite books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago