Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Book Review and GIVEAWAY: Save the Date

Ah, wonderful, delightful, fun Christian chick-lit. 

Lucy Wiltshire is a determined lady.  She had to be, after growing up "on the wrong side of the tracks."  She spent her childhood as the poor girl in a rich neighborhood, and spent some time living in her car after her mother died.  Now she runs a non-profit home for girls who are too old to be in foster care but have no other support system to function in the world.  And when the majority of the funding is cut, she has to do something to keep those girls off the streets.  However, that "something" turns out to be posing as the fiancee for Alex Sinclair, local ex-NFL rich heartthrob who is running for Congress and desperately needs votes.  It seems like a good trade-off: Lucy gets the money she needs, while Alex gets voter approval for being seen as a man with a wholesome home life.  Of course, in a set-up like this, hearts get involved and everything gets as tangled up as Lucy's clumsy feet.

Two words: Love It!  Jenny B. Jones is a fantastic writer, and turns this chick-lit into something hilarious rather than something cheesy and sappy.  She makes Lucy seem like your best friend, which makes it imperative to finish the story.  She tosses in romance with the finesse of a fine chef tossing together a cool, crisp salad.  In all of my book reviewing, this book will be one that I will read again and again.

And great news!  The good people of Booksneeze accidentally sent me two copies of this book.  When I wrote to find out how to return one, they told me it wasn't necessary, but to use the second copy however I saw fit.  So that means giveaway for you!  And I'm proud to give this one away, because I liked it so much.  How do you get yours?  Simply leave a comment on this post with the title of your favorite chick-lit book.  The giveaway ends at midnight on Wednesday, February 2nd.  I'll post the winner after that!

Thomas Nelson Publishers provided me with a free copy of this book as a part of their blogger program called BookSneeze.

4 comments:

  1. My favorite chick-lit...I don't know about that, Tor. I really liked "The Princess" by Lori Wick. Is that chick-lit? Sounds like a good read =)

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  2. Hi Tori! I don't know if it's Chick-lit, but I liked "Reedeming Love" by Francine Rivers. Stayed up all night reading it one night in college, then almost passed out in church the next morning...oops.

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  3. Ooooh I just barely am making the cutoff!! My favorite chicklit was "Ever After" by Karen Kingsbury. It's the sequel to another, but I liked it better because it wrapped up everything and was so Christ-centered and I was in (happy) tears the hwole time I was reading it!!

    (P.S. I am Lee's coworker, Kimmy lol)

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  4. My favorite chick lit is anything by Karen Kingsbury. I especially like the Baxter Family series. :)

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