The Earth is Full, B.D. Riehl's first novel is a hit. The stories of Suchin, a young Thai girl, stolen from her home and sold into slavery, Lydia a high-spirited teen of privileged, and Charlotte a young stay at home mom all collide in Riehl's breakout work about grace, forgiveness and finding hope. The writing is light and fresh, but layered with intrigue and mystery..as well as an air of romance. These all work together to completely make you forget that this is the work of a brand new author.
The story will draw you in, and force you to care about the lives of these three young women, their trials and triumphs, victories and failures will become part of your life as well. I found the book to be captivating and full of the hope and promise of the grace of God, while not being preachy or dusty in any way.
In this work, Riehl captures the spirit of the young at heart and the plain being young in such a way that you will feel their pain and the confusion of youth and life unexplored. Reading The Earth Is Full is like going on vacation with your best friend and finding that the entire trip has already been paid for. Sit back, grab a cup of coffee -or tea-- and be prepared to be thoroughly entertained and thrilled. The Earth Is Full by B.D. Riehl, published by NCC Publishing, LLC, also available on Barnes and Noble for Nook, Kobo.