Praise for Nadine’s Books

Praise for Nadine’s Books

Kiss and ’Telle?


“This book has so many uplifting and funny moments!” ~The Adventures of a Traveler’s Wife
“…a fun and enchanting read focused on the theme of longtime friendship and love.” ~RAIN’N’BOOKS
“It’s great for readers who love playful, romantic banter and flirtations in their stories, yet wholesome displays of affection.” ~Woven from Words
“Typically with romances it’s pretty clear early on who will end up with who but if the romance is well written, it’s still fun to see how the characters get from point A to point B. This is definitely one of those romances.” ~The Book and Beauty Blog
“This is such a fun, heartwarming novella… I enjoyed every minute with these characters.” ~Life Fully Booked
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“Altogether, this is a quick and fun romance novel, just the thing to take your mind off your worries for a bit.” ~Girl Who Reads

Reviving the Commander

Selected as one of the Best Books of 2019 at The Book and Beauty Blog

“This book is a heart-gripping romance for the ages. Hands down the best romance novel of 2019 so far!” ~Indies Today
“…a unique romance that will show you different facets of love and affection that human beings are capable of at every age… Brilliant and beautiful in every way.” ~Readers’ Favorite
“This book was great! …it really does feel like you become a part of the royal family.” ~The Adventures of a Traveler’s Wife

“This is not the typical romance story where butterflies lead all the way… Another lovely work of art by Nadine C. Keels.” ~To Be A Person
“I enjoyed this quick read of romance blooming later in life. Opal is a wonderful character…” ~Genesis 5020
“[Opal] defied so many stereotypes for this genre of heroine, and she did so quite well.” ~Literature Approved
“I loved how Nadine C. Keels took the pain, loss, and mistakes of the past and wove them into a story of hope and second chances.” ~Tell Tale Book Reviews
“The book revolves around the theme of love in later life… A great start to a new series.” ~Christian Bookaholic
Reviving the Commander is a beautiful story about love after loss and hope in whatever circumstances you find yourself… This book is well worth picking up if you are looking for a unique, clean romance.” ~Rebecca’s Reading Corner
“The more time I spend in Keels’ fictional world, the more I love it… I really recommend Reviving the Commander for lovers of clean romance, fantasy and history.” ~The Book and Beauty Blog
“The writing is warm, witty and well-crafted… I would definitely recommend this book to any gentle romance fans looking for a story about second chances at love, and historical blended-family romance.” ~Bookshine and Readbows
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“Keels gives a solid base for why these people should be together and why her audience should cheer for them. They are sweet and in conversation and development of characters, Keels shows herself as a student of human nature… The craftsmanship of the work is especially impressive when one considers that it is set in a completely fictional world.” ~Rabid Reader’s Reviews

Embracing the Outcast


“Nadine C. Keels has such a way with putting words to emotions and feelings that I’ve rarely seen…” ~The Adventures of a Traveler’s Wife

Selected as one of the Best Books of 2019 at The Book and Beauty Blog
“I went into this book expecting to love it and I was not disappointed… Keels always weaves some kind of drama into her stories but it’s never the typical, romantic drama.” ~The Book and Beauty Blog
“This book was rolling along, seemed your average romance…and then bam!… [Nadine’s books] are a bit different and that is what makes them interesting.” ~Genesis 5020
“This is one of my favorite things about Nadine’s writing style in both of her books — her characters are real… Everything was clean, enjoyable to read, and contained an important message for readers to take away.” ~Literature Approved
“This story is as much about accepting ourselves and others as it is a love story.” ~Rebecca’s Reading Corner

Eubeltic Descent


“There are so many brilliant aspects to explore…you’ll be thankful that this isn’t the only book Keels has written about the Eubeltic Realm.” ~Indies Today
“Part history, part fantasy, part inspiration, totally engaging… Sharing her mastery of language, Nadine Keels hits the high mark yet again.” ~Savurbks
“Nadine has a way of taking characters that would not usually be the main character and making their stories shine.” ~Rebecca’s Reading Corner

“Keels’s writing style is an intelligent mix of a classic world and a carefully constructed progressive plot… If you like character driven fantasy, be sure to pick this one up today.” ~Rabid Reader’s Reviews
“…the fairytale-style writing of Keels will pull you into the story even as you wonder how she’s done it… The story is well-written, unique, and a wonderful start to what I know will be a phenomenal series.” ~Author Kameo Monson
“…a lovely burn of self discovery and sweet romance… Writing conversation in a story always relies heavily on body language, but when the protagonist doesn’t have a spoken voice of her own, such a thing takes on a whole new meaning. And Nadine C. Keels mastered it.” ~Author Abrianna Leaming
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“Keels does an excellent job of unique world building and creating characters with diverse heritages… If you’re looking for a quick read set in a fictional world with a historical feel to it then I highly recommend this book.” ~The Book and Beauty Blog
“There were many things that made Eubeltic Descent an intriguing story. Not only was its unique world interesting, but so were its characters.” ~Paper, Ink, & Lizard

Eubeltic Quest


“Nadine is exceptional at highlighting unique issues without being preachy… I loved the growth that the characters showed in this book…” ~Rebecca’s Reading Corner

World of the Innocent


“Just WOW. This book totally blew me away. It’s in my top five of ‘the most romantic books I’ve ever read.’” ~Valerie’s Musings
“Beautifully written. It spoke to my soul… It’s a novel for anyone who loves.” ~Christian Bookaholic
“Keels has written a lovely, blossoming romantic story… Packed with emotions, this was a heartfelt read.” ~Brice’s Mice Christian Book Reviews
“Keels perfectly captures what it looks like to find true love. A love with substance…” ~Lights in a Dark World

“As a favorite author of mine, I know author Nadine Keels will deliver a well-written, character-deep, word-conscious piece. Her newest release, World of the Innocent, is no exception.” ~Savurbks
“I went in with an open mind and I was not disappointed.” ~The Kansan Reader
“Nadine Keels creatively weaves a genuine romantic tale of two people who fall in love before they realize what’s happening.” ~Angela Kay’s Books
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“There is a difference in being obsessed with somebody and loving somebody for who they are… I think Nadine gets it and she was able to put it in words with this story.” ~One-Eleven Books
“If you’re looking for a quick read that’s both sweet, encouraging, and a little heartbreaking, check this one out.” ~Cierra’s Heart of Books

 Yella’s Prayers

Five Gold Stars
“I would strongly recommend Yella’s Prayers!… I wanted to read it non-stop.” ~Opinions Are Just That
Four Silver Stars
“Faith, doubt, friendship, and romance all combine together in this coming-of-age novel… I marveled at how the story kept my attention.” ~Savurbks
“I really enjoyed this book!… I highly recommend it!” ~Lights in a Dark World
“A comprehensive read surrounding those confusing teenage years…perfectly captured by Nadine C. Keels.” ~Christian Bookaholic
“The author’s strength lies in her ability to touch hearts and create characters and dialogue that come alive.” ~Rachel John Reviews

Love Unfeigned

Five Gold Stars
“The wordplay and language are expressive and rich. It is a beautiful love story that slowly evolves and matures into an intense romance.” ~Readers’ Favorite
“I think this story qualifies as a visual masterpiece… Keels’s work would fit right in with the classic masters of the genre.” ~Rabid Reader’s Reviews
“This is a Hallmark movie waiting to happen… Five stars to this well-written paen to young love.” ~Don Sloan
“A beautiful story that will bring you to tears. It really leaves you with a feeling of hope…” ~NerdGirl Official Review
“As one of my most true and trusted authors, Nadine Keels yet again pens a cleanly and reliably written story… Absolutely a book I would not hesitate to recommend.” ~Savurbks
“Keels’s novella about true love is a treat for the heart… I loved this book. It brought tears to my eyes. 5/5–wonderfully heartfelt!” ~Kelly Smith Reviews
“Totally unforgettable. Loved it.” ~Rachel John Reviews
“Poetic and musical, with crescendos of intensity… I highly recommend this sensitive and engaging story of young love.” ~Perspectives By Nancee
“A wonderful romantic read.” ~Brice’s Mice Christian Book Reviews
Ultimately the novel is about hope… A wonderful story of a friendship that buds and blossoms.” ~Christian Bookaholic
“I definitely recommend this whole series!” ~Lights in a Dark World
Four Silver Stars
“I recommend Love Unfeigned for lovers of contemporary romance with a deep message. It was such a good novella!” ~Woven from Words
“The reader becomes entranced by Lorraine and Isaiah’s tale. Fantastic…a must read!” ~InD’tale Magazine
“It wasn’t just a ‘simple little novella.’ It was just as good, if not better, than most 300+ page novels I have read… I very highly recommend this book!” ~Carrie K’s Book Reviews
“If you enjoy reading a good love story, one built around a love that cannot be denied, you must read Love Unfeigned. Nadine Keels is a writer to be followed.” ~Sherrey Meyer, Found Between the Covers
“A quick read full of romance that had me falling in love with the characters and story and left me wanting more.” ~Lost in the Pages of a Book
“This is one of those stories that leaves you with a warm and homey sort of feeling, and I can’t recommend it enough to fans of clean romance.” ~Kookie Krysp Reads
“It’s been a while since I’d last read a novella, and even more, one as good as Love Unfeigned.” ~The Reader and the Chef
“This was a short, sweet, clean romance that was not sappy in any way. I would recommend it to those who enjoy romance novels.” ~Shelf Full of Books
“This book was extraordinarily well written… Two thumbs up!” ~Urban Books Authors & Writers of America
“A truly lovely read which kept me interested and intrigued until the very end.” ~Self Publisher’s Showcase
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“If you’re the kind of person who likes to read sweet love stories without all the heaving bosoms and Fabios, Nadine’s books are a good choice.” ~One-elevenbooks

Hope Unashamed


“I have adored both Love Unfeigned and Hope Unashamed. I can highly recommend these wonderful tales of hope and friendship.” ~Christian Bookaholic
“I am a huge fan of author Nadine Keels. [She has] a talent for developing a deep and entire story within a novella…” ~Savurbks

“I love reading Nadine C. Keels’s stories, since they all share a strong message of friendship and devotion… I highly recommend it!” ~Woven from Words
“I definitely recommend this whole series!” ~Lights in a Dark World

The Movement of Crowns

Five Gold Stars
“The author has done an excellent job by blending a love angle with…war and power. The themes just flow into each other…” ~Readers’ Favorite
“Great characters, stunning plot, and a thought-provoking message make this a story worth reading. 5/5–great!” ~Kelly Smith Reviews
“This was an amazing and intriguing story of a young woman’s coming of age journey of faith, hope, determination, and more.” ~Wonderous Reviews
“I very much enjoyed the blending together of war, romance and politics… 5 stars out of 5.” ~Shelf Full of Books
“I found that the characters were richly developed and easy to like. The story development was smooth and natural, providing a richness of detail without overwhelming the reader.” ~iRead Book Reviews
Four Silver Stars
“This book had a way of pulling you in… maybe it was a little bit of magic… The royal family of Diachona is amazing!” ~Tell Tale Book Reviews
The Movement of Crowns is charming with a bite of political intrigue. Readers are left at the end of the novel with the sense that they’ve read something unique and special.” ~Rabid Readers Reviews
“A great trip to a faraway land!… I look forward to reading more of Diachona, the neighboring kingdoms, and where they shall lead us.” ~Jeni’s Bookshelf Review
“Glimpses of mystery, confidence, strength and faith weaved together to create an intriguing story.” ~Savurbks
“I couldn’t put it down, quite honestly… Nadine C. Keels managed to make this an absolutely magical story.” ~Reveries Reviews
“Spendidly done!” ~Live. Love. Read.

The Movement of Rings

Five Gold Stars
“As I said about its predecessor, Rings is a joy to read. The story is always inspiring, especially to young women… 5/5–wonderful!”  ~Kelly Smith Reviews
“With fully developed characters, a bit of sass and spirit, faith woven within, and turmoil mixed throughout, The Movement of Rings is an outstanding sequel.” ~Savurbks
“The characters, the story development, all work very well together. A thoroughly enjoyable read.” ~iRead Book Reviews
Four Silver Stars
25 Favorite Books pick on Tell Tale Book Reviews, 2013
“I loved the details that Nadine C. Keels put into the politics, traditions, and daily life of the monarchy and citizens of Munda…. Fascinating, this book is an excellent read!” ~Tell Tale Book Reviews
“Another great trip to a faraway land! Are you ready? Even better than the last!” ~Jeni’s Bookshelf
“I liked going back to the wonderful world Nadine Keels created in her first book, being able to see the other side…while being entertained and inspired.” ~Wonderous Reviews
“The twists and turns in the plot of this story leave the reader guessing right up to the end.” ~Shelf Full of Books

The Movement of Kings

Five Gold Stars
The Movement of Kings did not disappoint. This was a wonderful coming of age story of love, intrigue, history, leadership, mystery, and much more.” ~Wonderous Reviews
The narrative of Kings is very emotional, with the hero dealing with life, death, love, and politics.  All in all, this series was so wonderful and I’m sorry to see it end. 5/5–great ending!” ~Kelly Smith Reviews
“Nadine Keels packs so much story into a novella, I can only marvel how she does it… With full characters, an impressive storyline and well chosen words, The Movement of Kings was my favorite yet (and I really liked book 2)!” ~Savurbks
“Save this one to read on a day when you have plenty of time for reading. Because you won’t be able to put it down.” ~Reveries Reviews
“As with the first two books, the characters and storylines are intriguing and enjoyable. The story while fantasy is believable and has a ring of truth. None of it seems forced or unreal.” ~iRead Book Reviews
Four Silver Stars
A Favorite Ebooks of 2014 pick on Tell Tale Book Reviews
“I am very impressed with the thought and detail that Nadine C. Keels has put into every aspect, from the political structure to gowns and hairstyles, from geography to state traditions… Lots of politics, some danger, definitely romance, make this short book a good and satisfying read.” ~Tell Tale Book Reviews
“I found myself sorry to see the series end when I turned the last page, which I consider to be one of the marks of a good book.” ~Shelf Full of Books

The Movement of Crowns Series

Five Gold Stars
“Overall, The Movement Of Crowns series is an excellent read. The stories are compelling, the people are very well written. I thoroughly enjoyed all three books.” ~iRead Book Reviews
“All in all, this series was so wonderful.” ~Kelly Smith Reviews
Four Silver Stars
“Keels does a stellar job weaving the lives and challenges of her characters together. [This series] rewards the reader handsomely with its inspirational messages. ” ~InD’tale Magazine
“I have sincerely enjoyed and looked forward to reading each of these stories… I am very impressed with the thought and detail that Nadine C. Keels has put into every aspect, from the political structure to gowns and hairstyles, from geography to state traditions in each of the books in this series.” ~Tell Tale Book Reviews
“This was an amazing series of novellas. It had just the right balance of politics and (clean) romance, which can be really hard to achieve in any book. Perfect for everyone, really!” ~Wonderous Reviews
“This is a wonderfully written book. The author has a strong authority and sense of language which makes her prose style unique in a modern Shakespeare sort of way. I will certainly be looking out for other books by Keels!” ~To Be a Person

Inspiring Love: Three Romantic Reads


“Likable characters” “Intriguing” ~Readers’ Favorite

The “She” Stands Alone

Five Gold Stars
“Laugh out loud as you read this book, and possibly end up with that sweet ‘awww’ smile on your face!” ~Wonderous Reviews
“If you like your love short, sweet, and clean, definitely pick up The “She” Stands Alone! 5/5–enjoyable!” ~Kelly Smith Reviews
Four Silver Stars
“A…short hit of romance with a touch of humor. It is clear that [Keels] has the art of writing down to a T…” ~Readers’ Favorite
“The depth of Keels’s writing is masterful.” ~Rabid Readers Reviews
“I loved the concept of this novelette and was excited to have the opportunity to read it and was not disappointed.” ~Lost in the Pages of a Book
“Humor, good advice and life-lessons all ravel together for a deeper but surely entertaining piece.” ~Savurbks
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“I would highly recommend this warm, affirming story to readers of any age.” ~NerdGirl Official Review

 

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