Shoot the Wounded

General Fiction

By Lynn Dove

Publisher : Word Alive Press

ABOUT Lynn Dove

Lynn Dove
Lynn Dove is a wife, mom, grandmother, blogger and writer.  Her inspirational blog Journey Thoughts has over 13 million readers, and thousands of followers.  Lynn’s first book and best-seller, Shoot the Wounded is the first in the "Wounded Trilogy" and was published in Nove More...


Shoot the Wounded,  the first book in the “Wounded Trilogy“ is written for youth and young adults, addresses how lies and gossip destroy a person’s spirit.  It speaks to the heart of relevant themes such as bullying, teen pregnancy and family violence all the while pointing the characters and ultimately the reader, to hope in Jesus Christ.

Shoot the Wounded is currently being carried in most major Christian Bookstores across Canada and is available at, or order from the author at

SHOOT THE WOUNDED by: Lynn Dove is a contemporary Christian novel that deals with relevant social issues such as teen pregnancy and family violence. Set in the fictional town of Maplewood, in southern Alberta, best friends, Leigh and Ronnie find their friendship and faith challenged when Jake, a good looking Christian boy, moves into their neighbourhood. Leigh is especially delighted that Jake is paying more attention to her than any other girl at school or church, but what she does not know is that despite his bold declaration of being a follower of Christ, he's carrying a dark secret from his past that has the potential to destroy his integrity and have his friends question the legitimacy of his faith. Shoot the Wounded was a finalist in the 2010 Readers Favorite Book Awards and was also selected as a resource on the world's largest anti-bullying site:

"Lynn's first book, Shoot the Wounded, is of the same calibre as Janette Oke's first book, Love Comes Softly -- the book that sold millions and propelled her into the reading public's heart like a rocket. Shoot the Wounded is a book that will keep you up reading all night whether you are a teen or a 50-something grammy like me! You'll be buying copies for every teen you love."

-Connie Cavanaugh, author and international speaker-

“I loved reading Shoot the Wounded.  What a great message!  Lynn is a very gifted writer!”  -Judy Huffman, Principal, Bearspaw Christian School, Calgary, Alberta.

2010 Finalist in the Readers Favorite Book Awards

"Shoot The Wounded" centers around the small town and families of Maplewood. Leigh and Ronnie were best friends in grade school, things changed as they started high school. Their family life was very different. In her teen years Ronnie turned wild. Jake was a new boy in the neighborhood. Soon problems arise though between Leigh, Ronnie, Jake and others at school. Jake has a past that is about to threaten his friendship with Leigh and Ronnie.

This book digs deep into the lives of youth, the rumors, and the gossip. Words can damage people. That’s when you find out who are your real friends. The characters are well developed. I recommend this book to both teens and parents. I believe it will open dialogue between them. Shoot The Wounded reflects on many of the issues teenagers have to contend with today, pregnancy, drinking, family values and peer pressure."