Wednesday, November 20, 2013

My 5 star review of Anessia's Quest by Karen Arnpriester

I would have given Karen Arniriester's first novel 7*******stars because she wrote about real life issues with sensitively, conviction, and love! Exposing our nations discarded children; institutionalized, chemically depended, victims of violence, and or abandonment, unloved, emotionally scared, this author shows us how kindness and knowing Christ can heal. Throughout the novel, I reached for Kleenex, which for me seemed odd, since I had interned and worked in the settings she wrote about.

I believe this book was not written so we could peer into the less fortunate lives, but so we could each, while reading this life affirming story, realize that God uses broken people who know Him to help others.

Throughout the story I found myself wondering who Anessia was and why her quest should matter to me. After reading about the difference one discarded child made....I discovered who Anessia was, and I praised God for in this novel the author shows us that each of us can become more that we every though or imagined if....

This is a MUST READ! People affirming? Yes! God affirming...Absolutely!

About The Author
Karen Arnpriester is a creative, passionate and adventuresome woman. She raised her two children, currently enjoys her seven grandchildren and is now adopting her two foster daughters, eight and sixteen. Her faith in God is strong and she believes that we are Christ’s hands, feet, arms and wallet. This has translated into her involvement in youth ministries, local women’s shelter, street ministry, the elderly, as well as many other outreaches over the years. Karen and her husband, Don, have opened their home on many occasions to single moms and their children, allowing them to get a fresh start. 

This author wants her writing to inspire, encourage and take the reader to a place where they can evaluate their beliefs and discover who God is in their life. When asked why she limits herself to Christian fiction, she simply explains that it is where her heart is. There is a lot of empty entertainment available and if she commits her precious time to writing, it needs to be of value and have God’s ultimate purpose in mind, bringing his children home to him. Karen welcomes God’s influence in her writing and prays that she is fulfilling His destiny for her life. 

Karen has written two Christian fiction novels. She is the owner of Karen's Koncepts, graphic design. She loves to assist new authors with covers, book layout and marketing tools, and has designed her own covers and her trailers. Please check out her websites: and to view trailers read reviews and download the first twelve chapters of each novel.


  1. Paula, thank you so much for sharing my story and ministry. I am honored that you were touched by Anessia's Quest. Writing this book was certainly an incredible journey for me and I pray that it will have a profound impact on readers.

  2. Karen,

    I am blessed to have read your book and love posting me 5* review here. We had 78 people drop by today, and I hope many of them read what I wrote and decided to get or gift your book. Having read it, I know this is a story that has blessings hidden throughout.