Media and Reviews

“A delightful gift from a skilled writer and insightful observer of life in Mormondom. The Reluctant Blogger shines a clear but affectionate light on our most challenging and rewarding relationships—family, romance, friends, God, self—and invites us to the high and holy calling of laughing at ourselves and loving ourselves pretty much at the same time. Highly recommended.”
Carol Lynn Pearson, poet, author, screenwriter & playwright

“Man, I liked this book. Warm and human and real. A novel about growth and loss and pain, about Mormonism and judgement and forgiveness, about recovery and redemption. I read it one afternoon, just couldn’t put it down. A winner.”
Eric Samuelsen, playwright and former president, Association of Mormon Arts & Letters

“Ryan Rapier’s new book The Reluctant Blogger is a refreshing addition to the growing LDS fiction market. The novel comfortably and naturally approaches topics and relationships that are authentic, germane, and engaging. It’s easy for me to recommend the book.
Kurt Bestor, Emmy-award-winning and Grammy-nominated composer

“With gentle humor and an open heart, Rapier delivers an engaging story about the joys, sorrows, and complexities of family life.”
Stephen Carter, editor, Sunstone Magazine

“This is a powerful story told by a superb storyteller. From the very beginning, The Reluctant Blogger introduced me to a wide range of emotions that had me laughing, crying and connecting with each character in such a way that I felt as if I were saying goodbye to old friends as I finished the last page. Rapier has done an incredible job of writing a story that I believe every member of the LDS faith ought to experience.”
-–Brad Hull, songwriter and vocalist with The Nashville Tribute Band and Nashville recording group, Due West

“Heartbreaking, emotionally charged, humorous and real: The Reluctant Blogger will grip you by the throat, leaving you desperate for closure until you turn that final satisfying page.”
Steve Westover, author of Gold Clash, Crater Lake, and Return of the Mystic Grey

“A story that proves there is hope beyond loss, and healing becomes possible through love. Uniquely-written, Ryan Rapier’s The Reluctant Blogger will warm your heart.”
Mandi Tucker Slack, author of The Alias and Tide Ever Rising

Rapier has an uncanny ability to take the reader from laughter to wrenching emotion in a matter of paragraphs. The whole page-turning journey is a wonderful roller coaster ride with characters the reader is invested in from page one—all the way to the highly satisfying ending.”  – Jennifer Griffith, author of Big In Japan

“A clever story written with honest insights into a distinct culture that entertains through gripping emotion, reality, and compelling comic relief.” – Michelle Thompson, author of Taming the Wind

“5 out of 5 stars.  I found this book very moving and enjoyable.  I took my time reading this because I didn’t want it to end.” – Mindy, LDS Women’s Book Review and Min Reads and Reviews

“I loved The Reluctant Blogger. I think it should definitely be on everyone’s to read list.” – Brooke Berry, Brooklyn Berry Designs

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