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Publication Order of Jupiter Winds Books

Publication Order of Riverbend Friends Books

Real, Not Perfect (By: Stephanie Coleman) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Searching for Normal (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Me You See (By: Jill Williamson) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chasing the Spotlight (By: Sarah Anne Sumpolec) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Life in the Middle (By: Stephanie Coleman) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heart of Belonging (By: C J Darlington) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Running on Empty (By: Jill Williamson) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Thicker Than Blood Books

Thicker Than Blood (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bound by Guilt (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ties that Bind (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Running on Empty (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Alison Henry and the Creatures of Torone (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

What I Wish I Knew When I Bought My First Horse (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

C.J. Darlington is a published American author of fiction.

The author has always enjoyed reading and when she was a child would take home bags full of books home from her local library. She kept on reading and always wanted to be an author. That did happen when she composed Thicker Than Blood, her first novel, which was entered into a national writing contest and won. It would end up being the first novel in the Thicker Than Blood series.

C.J. is also the creator and the author of the Jupiter Winds novel, which is the first installment of the series with the same name. She followed it up with the Jupiter Storm sequel in a series that is partly dystopian, adventure in space, sci-fi and a young adult novel, although it can read by readers of all ages! She also co-founded a Christian book publishing company in 2013 along with a partner and it is called Mountainview Books, LLC. She is also the author of Alison Henry and the Creatures of Torone, a children’s fantasy story.

The author resides with her family in the state of Pennsylvania. She shares her home with their various dogs and cats, as well as Sky, her paint mare.

C.J. Darlington is the creator and the author of the Thicker Than Blood series of fictional novels. The fictional series first started with the publication of the debut novel in 2009, Thicker Than Blood. That was followed in 2011 by the second installment of the series, Bound by Guilt, then Ties That Bind, and more.

Thicker Than Blood is the first book in the series by the same name written by C.J. Darlington.

Readers meet the main character in this story, Christy Williams. She’s thrilled by the fact that her life is finally starting to come together. She’s worked hard to get over the past and try to start up her career working as a book buyer of antique books. The last thing that she ever sees coming is all of it falling apart.

Christy is shocked when it is discovered that a first-edition Hemingway novel is in her possession. It’s incredibly valuable and of course, it’s stolen. The only thing is that she knows for a fact that she didn’t take it, which means she’s being set up. Someone wants to frame her for what she guesses is some sort of revenge. Why else would they target her specifically?

It’s going to be easier to prove that she didn’t do it than to try and convince the authorities that she is somehow innocent. That’s what every criminal tends to say when they’re caught. Christy knows that it isn’t a good option for her to start trying to trust the police to believe her innocence.

The worst part is that she has no one on her side that she can turn to for support. Christy wishes that May, her younger sister, would be around so that she could talk to her about what’s going on. She abandoned May after their parents died early and their relationship has been severely estranged ever since. Christy is on the run from all her dreams that broke apart, a former boyfriend, and her connection with God.

Christy really needs someplace safe to stay, but could the Triple Cross Ranch that her sister lives in be that safe place? The two haven’t spoken for so long. Can the two sisters figure out what the other has that makes their relationship so special before the opportunity to connect passes them by? Check out this novel and read to the end to find out!

Bound by Guilt is the second novel in C.J. Darlington’s Thicker Than Blood series. Readers can read the books on their own or to read them in order.

Main character Roxi Gold is feeling really down on her luck. The girl has been moving around from different foster homes for so long, and it just seems like no one wants her. Roxi knows that what she desires most is a real home and a family to be a part of. Roxi gets a new guardian, and when it comes to this relationship, she would do just about anything to be accepted even if it’s illegal.

Now Roxi’s in an RV going all over the country visiting book stores to steal rare books from them and be on her way. She doesn’t feel good about doing it, but that’s what her guardian wants. Meanwhile, Abby Dawson is a police officer that’s seen everything and tough things in and outside of work. She’s also lost her daughter in a custody battle with her ex, who’s a big shot attorney.

Abby’s job is now tedious to her and she just feels like she’s going nowhere. Without her daughter around, it just seems like there’s no purpose in her life. When a robbery happens one night, will it change the lives of Roxi and Abby forever? The cop looks for justice, while the girl takes off on the run.

Can the two find forgiveness gives them freedom, or will the feeling of guilt bog them down? What will happen? Read this book to find out!

Ties That Bind is the third book in the Thicker Than Blood series. Brynn Taylor gets out of prison and chooses to make the dying wish of her mother come true. So she sets out to track down her father, who she has never met before.

Brynn gets a bus ticket and has her grandfather’s gun in her backpack. As she goes to Elk Valley, a town in Colorado, she gets ready to come face to face with the man that her mother fell for– and who broke her heart. The last thing that she was expecting was to find out there are 2 sisters who don’t even know about her.

Her plan is falling apart, but Brynn wants to get herself together before introducing herself to her sisters. So she tries to insert herself into their lives, with books and horses, hoping that her secret stays intact. When someone dies, Brynn’s left reeling. Can she be honest with her sisters before it’s too late? Read this novel to find out!

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