Alison Stanley

Biography

I am a new christian romance author based in Sydney, Australia. After reading many christian romance books over the last 10 years I wrote my first novel, Second Chances, in 2011. Writing was never something I planned on doing, but once I started, I realised it was something I love to do! I live with my husband, two pre-school aged daughters.

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Books

Trust Me Twice
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,710. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion
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Alana and Zac were best friends, until an incident on a school camp causes Alana to push Zac away. Ten years later, Alana returns to her home town and runs into Zac again. He is now a famous TV star and super-cute, but can she forgive him for hurting her? While stranded with him in the middle of a natural disaster, she must decide whether to trust Zac, and God, again.
Second Chances
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Price: Free! Words: 23,250. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Christian » Romance
Rachel has her whole life mapped out, but when two different guys fight for her attention, who will she choose? Hannah is engaged to be married to the love of her life, until a secret she has been keeping for many years threatens to spoil her happiness. As these friends lean on God and each other through different trials in their lives, they learn about God's forgiveness and 'second chances.'

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Smashwords book reviews by Alison Stanley

  • Sisters at Heart on Dec. 22, 2012

    A sweet story that roped me in straight away and ended far too soon. I look forward to reading the author's new novel Fast Forward when it is released early next year.
  • Grace Alive on Dec. 16, 2013

    I love it when I read a book that I keep thinking about afterwards. Grace Alive was one of those books. Written from first person, the story is told from the perspective of 26 year old Zoe, who is forced to re-think everything she has ever known about God after meeting single dad, Branson. Zoe, a pastor's kid, has grown up believing that she must obey God (and her father) or be condemned to hell. As she gets to know Branson and finds out about his sordid past, she sees things in a new light and gathers the courage to really listen to God's voice, even if it means displeasing her parents. This story had plenty of drama, that's for sure. Natasha has built her characters very well, including some I really loved to hate. Right from the start, I actually cared about what happened to Zoe, even though there were things about her I found a little odd, like the fact she was still so controlled by her parents at the age of 26. The Christian content in the book was very uplifting, as indicated in the title of the book 'Grace Alive', but some of the religious experiences that Zoe was involved with made me a little uncomfortable, eg being slain in the spirit. I'm not from a charismatic church and it isn't something I believe the Bible teaches, although I'm sure there will be many opinions that differ from mine. Natasha House has a very fresh, conversational writing style, that works well in the first person format. She tackles some tough topics including adultery and other sexual sins and the language of some of the characters is quite full-on. I wouldn't recommend it to younger teens for this reason. Overall, I enjoyed seeing Zoe's journey of faith, from seeing God as a harsh judge to experiencing his love and grace, and ultimately following his path for her life. Recommended for those who enjoy edgy inspirational romance books. Thanks, Natasha, for giving me a free copy of your book in exchange for my honest review. I will look out for more books by Natasha House.