Innovo Publishing, LLC Releases Blinders by Kristy Shelton

Top Quote Innovo Publishing, LLC releases Blinders, a novel by Kristy Shelton, that portrays a beautiful relationship between a former slave couple, their love for a boy who wanders onto their farm, and the redeeming forgiveness of the heavenly Father. This book is available now in the U.S. and internationally in hardback, paperback, Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad, and Nook editions. End Quote
    QuoteBlinders really moved me. All throughout the book I was angry, happy, sad, and nervous; I laughed and even cheered.Quote
  • Memphis, TN-AR-MS (1888PressRelease) April 15, 2011 - Innovo Publishing LLC released a new Christian novel, Blinders, written by Kristy Shelton. Set in Kentucky in 1912 during the turmoil of the Great War and pre-civil rights eras, Blinders takes the reader on a truly moving and inspirational journey. Readers will see how God's wonderful hand guides our lives in ways that are beyond our imagination.

    "For most of my life I have dreamed of writing a book, so I guess it is only fitting that Blinders came to me in a dream," said the author, Kristy Shelton. "It was such a vivid dream, unlike any other I had ever experienced. The images and story fascinated me-I literally could not stop dwelling on it or talking about it for days."

    Blinders chronicles the life of eleven-year-old Eugene who is led to the farm of a former slave couple-Franklin and Rachel Hawkins. They live in a ramshackle house built atop a Kentucky cave, yet have magnificent thoroughbred horses in their beautiful bluegrass pasture. Eugene is adopted into the loving family and gradually discovers difficult secrets from the past that have kept the Hawkinses isolated on their remote farm. Eugene is severely tested when at age 16 he is seized from the farm and forced into the Great War now raging in France. He embarks on a dangerous journey that will put his life and faith to the test. When he returns two years later as a man, his only hope is to give his incredible burden of guilt to the One who can save him, and allow a mother's unconditional love to help him fulfill his destiny.

    "This book is unforgettable-I can't stop thinking about it. Kristy has a unique way of introducing us to characters that will encourage and inspire us, all the while taking us on an adventure we will never forget. This treasure will grab your attention, fill you with emotion, and never let you forget. A must read!!!"
    -Catrina Baldwin, Greater Atlanta Christian School

    In addition to the moving and inspirational story, Shelton's meticulous research shines through to even the casual reader. From the description of the Kentucky landscape to the authentic World War I troop movements and even actual WWI letters, Shelton captures the essence of the time. Her personal Author's Note included at the end of the book is nearly as intriguing as the novel itself.

    "I have always enjoyed history, family folklore, and adventure," said Shelton. "The combination of these gave me an incredible amount of joy as I wrote Blinders. I pray that readers will be blessed. All for Him."

    "Blinders really moved me. All throughout the book I was angry, happy, sad, and nervous; I laughed and even cheered. I loved the characters so much that I wanted to crawl inside the book and join them; I fell in love with the Hawkins family. It is such a blessing to see what love, hope, and faith in God will do for the believer. In her closing, Kristy says: 'I pray that your life has been blessed by reading this story.' Well, mission accomplished!"
    -Darya Crockett, Director of Acquisitions, Editorial, and Client Services

    Blinders is available now through bookstores and online retailers in the U.S. and internationally. Editions include hardback (ISBN: 978-1-936076-74-1), paperback (ISBN: 978-1-936076-65-9), Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad, and Barnes & Noble Nook editions. Wholesale orders are available and distributed through Baker & Taylor, Ingram, and Spring Arbor.

    About the Author: Kristy Shelton spent her Oklahoma childhood riding horses, exploring, and playing sports and the piano. Reared in a strong, Christian family, she enjoyed long family vacations and listening to stories told by her parents and grandparents. She and her husband Cliff now live in Georgia where they have been teaching and coaching in a Christian school 1982. Kristy considers teaching elementary physical education a ministry, as well as coaching the varsity volleyball team and leading an annual high-school mission trip to Honduras. The Sheltons have two children, Ty and Alex, who are currently in college. In her spare time, Kristy enjoys reading, hiking, and taking walks with Cliff and their four-legged child, Boomer. Kristy is available for book signings and author events.

    About Innovo Publishing, LLC: Innovo Publishing is a full-service Christian publisher serving the Christian and wholesome markets. Innovo creates, distributes, and markets quality hardback and paperback books, eBooks (Kindle, Nook, iPhone, iPad, ePub), audiobooks (CD & MP3), music (CD & MP3), and videos through traditional publishing, cooperative publishing, and independent publishing models. Innovo provides distribution, marketing, and automated order fulfillment through a network of thousands of physical and online wholesalers, retailers, bookstores, music stores, schools, and libraries worldwide including Amazon, Audible, iTunes, Rhapsody, Barnes & Noble, Borders and many more. Innovo publishes Christian fiction and non-fiction books and wholesome books for all publishing genres. Visit Innovo at

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    Contact: Dr. Bart Dahmer
    Innovo Publishing, LLC
    Phone: 1-888-546-2111
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    Email: info ( @ ) innovopublishing dot com

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