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Love is in the Air– Valentine’s Day Special Episode with Leslie Wahl

Are you ready to paint the town red? Valentine’s day is just around the corner, and it’s time to start spreading the love… and what better way to celebrate this romantic day than reading your favourite Christian teen books with sweet, innocent romances.

In this episode of Reading with Your Kids Podcast, we’re pleased to be joined by Leslie Wahl, author of The Perfect Blindside. Leslie is joining us today to discuss some of her favourite teen romance books to set the perfect atmosphere for Valentine’s day celebrations. Get your cup of coffee ready, and let’s get to know these romantic YA books to read, just in time for Valentine’s Day!

 

Here’s more information about Leslie Wahl

Leslea WahlLeslea lives in beautiful Colorado with her husband and three children. Their own life of adventure includes travelling, skiing, and scuba diving. Leslea strives to write fiction that will inspire readers to use their own talents and gifts to glorify God. Leslie has been a creator of stories with ideas swirling through her head. She is thrilled now to be able to share some of them with others. For many years she has been driven by a belief that our purpose in life is to use our gifts to glorify God and lead others to Him. She feel blessed to have found a way to intertwine her two passions by creating adventurous stories with positive Christian messages for today’s youth. Not only do she hopes to entertain with her writing, but also to inspire others to find their gifts as well.

 

More about An Unexpected Role

 

The devastation of a ruined summer.

The gift of a second chance.

Can Josie learn the lessons she needs in order to discover her true self?

After a humiliating event and overwhelming peer pressure, 16-year-old Josie flees her home to spend the summer with her Aunt on a South Carolina island. Her fresh start turns into the summer of her dreams as friendships grow, romance blossoms, and a series of thefts surround her with excitement. However, when tragedy strikes someone close to her, Josie realizes there are more important things than her reputation. As she sets out to solve the mystery she has become entangled in, she not only realizes the importance of relying on her faith but along the way also discovers who God wants her to be.

 

More about 10 Steps to Girlfriend Status

“Without knowing or caring where I’d wind up, I sneaked out of the house and took off running.”

Wendy Robichaud is on schedule to have everything she wants in high school: two loyal best friends, a complete and happy family, and a hunky boyfriend she’s had a crush on since eighth grade–until she and Mrs. Villaturo look at old photo albums together. That’s when Mrs. V sees her dead husband and hints at a 1960s scandal down in Cajun country. Faster than you can say “crawdad,” Wendy digs into the scandal and into trouble.  She risks losing boyfriend David by befriending Mrs. V’s cute hearing-impaired grandson, alienates stepsister Alice by having a boyfriend in the first place, and upsets her friend Gayle without knowing why. 

Will Wendy be able to prevent Mrs. V from being taken thousands of miles away? And will she lose all the friends she’s fought so hard to gain? This story addresses first innocent romance, a blended family, friendship with an Alzheimer’s victim, and an ancestral interracial relationship.

More about Playing By Heart written by Carmela Martino

She could compose anything . . . except the life she wanted.

In this novel from Vinspire Publishing, Emilia Salvini dreams of marrying a man who loves music as much as she does. But in 18th-century Milan, being the “second sister” means she’ll likely be sent to a convent instead. Emilia’s only hope is to prove her musical talents crucial to her father’s quest for nobility. First, though, she must win over her music tutor, who disdains her simply for being a girl. But before she can carry out her plan, a tragedy sends the family into mourning. In her sorrow, Emilia composes a heartrending sonata that causes the maestro to finally recognize her talent. He begins teaching her music theory alongside Antonio Bellini, the arrogant great-nephew of a wealthy marquis. Emilia’s feelings toward her rival gradually change as she strives to outdo him. But just when her dreams seem within reach, Emilia learns that her success could destroy not only her future but her sister’s very life.
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A big thank you to Leslie Wahl for joining us and for sharing her review on these wonderful, sweet YA books with us!

 

This episode is not to be missed and  If you enjoyed today’s show, please share it by using the social media buttons at the bottom of this page. Happy Valentine’s Day to all our listeners! 

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Visit Leslea’s website at www.LesleaWahl.com.

www.CatholicTeenBooks.com.

 

 

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