Leslea Wahl

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Leslea lives in beautiful Colorado with her husband and three children. Their own life of adventure includes traveling, skiing, and scuba diving. Leslea strives to write fiction that will inspire readers to use their own talents and gifts to glorify God.
The Perfect Blindside has received a 2016 First Place Catholic Press Association Book Award and a 2016 Illumination Book Awards silver medal.
An Unexpected Role has was awarded a 2017 Moonbeam Children's book Gold Medal.

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Leslea Wahl The story of The Perfect Blindside quite literally popped into my head. My book club was reading a Young Adult novel and I became interested in the…moreThe story of The Perfect Blindside quite literally popped into my head. My book club was reading a Young Adult novel and I became interested in the idea of a story seen from two different points of view. Characters and scenes just started coming to me until I finally had to start writing them down. Even though the initial idea came quickly, it took years of rewriting, editing and opening rejection letters before it was published.(less)
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The Perfect Blindside

4.58 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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An Unexpected Role

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Where You Lead

4.87 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2018 — 4 editions
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Unlikely Witnesses

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Monthly Book Reviews – Older Teen Girls

Welcome to my monthly book review! Besides writing my own YA novels, I love to review them as well.


This month’s books are aimed for older teen girls. The main characters in each of these books are a little older, and some of the subject matter might be more appropriate for older teens. One is a beautiful historical romance, one focuses on the dangerous illusion of fame, and one is a thoroughly...

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This picture book by Susan Peek is a beautiful story about Saint Anastasia whose feast day is Christmas day. This was a fascinating story about a saint I knew nothing about. Anastasia’s fascinating life is told through a conversational text and lovel ...more
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"I've read a few Christian non-fiction books and thought I'd dive into Christian fiction books. Since romance is not really my favorite genre (most Christian fiction novels I have found fall into that category), I looked for something with action...." Read more of this review »
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I am a huge fan of Lisa Hendey so was naturally curious about this book. Wow - what a beautiful encouragement for children that they have the power to use their own gifts and talents to share about God’s love. This is something that I have believed f ...more
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“Why? As much fun as a hospital sounds, I'd rather spend the evening dancing with an amazing, smart, funny, interesting, beautiful girl who has the most incredible green eyes I've ever seen. Sophie, will you go to the dance with me?”
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“Why? As much fun as a hospital sounds, I'd rather spend the evening dancing with an amazing, smart, funny, interesting, beautiful girl who has the most incredible green eyes I've ever seen. Sophie, will you go to the dance with me?”
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