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Rightfully Ours

April 10, 2017
Rightfully Ours Book Cover Rightfully Ours
Carolyn Astfalk
Christian Fiction
Full Quiver Publishing
April 1, 2017

Description of Rightfully Ours

Sixteen-year-old Paul Porter’s relocation to Pennsylvania is a temporary move during his dad’s deployment. Or so he and his brother think, until devastating news lands on their doorstep.

Paul’s new home with the Muellers provides solace, especially in the form of Rachel, his friend and confidante. Their abiding friendship deepens as they work side-by-side to uncover what could be lost treasure.

Will they acquire the strength of character and virtue to take only what rightfully belongs to them or are they in way over their heads, with more than a few lost artifacts at stake?

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My Review of Rightfully Ours

Do you have teenagers at home? This is the perfect book for them.

A coming-of-age story of first love, buried treasure, and discovering some things are worth the wait.

The teenage years can be difficult to navigate. There are so many changes taking place in their bodies, so many temptations from the world.

This would be an excellent book for a parent to read first, then have your teen read it. Great for the two of you to discuss afterward.

I taught junior high students at a Christian School here in Texas. I would have loved for there to have been more good books out there for them to read. Reading about how others their own age struggle with some of the same things they are struugling with would have been a blessing. It would let them know that they are not alone. This books shows that it is possible to remain pure until marriage. The journey won’t be without it’s pitfalls, but the reward is priceless.

This is Caroyln’s third novel, but her first Young Adult novel. I think she did an excellent job of writing a book teens would love. The book is available in kindle version right now. The print version will be out the week after Easter, but is available for pre-order now.

She has included a playlist that plays an important role in the story. I think teens would like to hear the songs that spoke to Paul during his times of trouble. Here is a link to the playlist and extras on her website

If you pick up the book let me know what you thought of it. I’d love to hear your feedback.


About the Author

Carolyn Astfalk resides with her husband and four children in Hershey, Pennsylvania, where it smells like either chocolate or manure, depending on wind direction. She is the author of the inspirational romances Stay With Me and Ornamental Graces and the coming-of-age story Rightfully Ours. Carolyn is a member of the Catholic Writers Guild and Pennwriters and a contributor. Formerly, she served as the communications director of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference, the public affairs agency of Pennsylvania’s Catholic bishops. True to her Pittsburgh roots, she still says “pop” instead of “soda,” although her beverage of choice is tea. You can find her online at

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About Terry Houchin

Hi, my name is Terry Houchin. I live on the on the Gulf Coast of Texas with my husband of thirty-eight years and our two dogs, Miley and Shadow. I have two grown sons and a grandson. I am a retired teacher who loves gardening and reading. I am currently working on writing a novel.

1 Comment
April 10, 2017 at 1:43 pm

Thanks so much for hosting, Terry! I ,too, hope Rightfully Ours can be a good springboard for parents to talk with teens.

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