Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Review–Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones


Save the Date
by Jenny B. Jones
Thomas Nelson Publisher
304 pages

ABOUT THE BOOK: You’re invited to the engagement of the most unlikely couple of the year.

When the funding for Lucy’s non-profit job is pulled, she is determined to find out why. Enter Alex Sinclair, former professional football star and heir of Sinclair Enterprises—the primary donor to Lucy’s Saving Grace organization. Alex Sinclair has it all . . . except for the votes he needs to win his bid for Congress. Both Lucy and Alex have something the other wants. Despite their mutual dislike, Alex makes Lucy a proposition: pose as his fiancée in return for the money she desperately needs. Bound to a man who isn’t quite what he seems, Lucy finds her heart – and her future – on the line.

Save the Date is a spunky romance that will have readers laughing out loud as this dubious pair try to save their careers, their dreams . . . and maybe even a date.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Save The Date, go HERE.

MY REVIEW: This book was so much fun! A very light-hearted read that made me smile so many times.  I was a little worried when I first started reading that this book might be too “young” for me and I wouldn’t be able to relate.  But honestly that was not the case and I thoroughly enjoyed the book.

I think one of the things I loved was that Lucy, the main character, seemed so real.  Not only was she pouring her heart into the Saving Grace organization, but she had the same dreams and insecurities as so many women do.  Early in the book she attends a gala to try and secure funding for her organization and these are her thoughts:

“As she looked around the ballroom at the crème de la crème of South Carolina, she struggled to draw a deep breath. She was a cubic zirconium in a sea of diamonds.”

Really…how many of us have had similar thoughts in similar situations? Not that I’ve been to a lot of galas in my time, but most of us have had the fish out of water feel at least once.

I will definitely seek out more books by this author.  Her writing style was one that made me look forward to curling up with a book at the end of a long day.


I write Christian fiction with a few giggles, quite a bit of sass, and lots of crazy. My novels include the Katie Parker Production series and So Not Happening. I would also like to take credit for Twilight , but somewhere I think I read you’re not supposed to lie.
When I’m not typing my heart out (or checking email), I teach at a super-sized high school in Arkansas.
My students are constantly telling me how my teaching changes their lives and turned them away from drugs, gangs, and C-SPAN.
Okay, that’s not exactly true.
Some facts that are true include:
I've always been refined!
A. I got my camera confiscated by big boys with guns at the American Embassy in Europe this past summer. O la la!
B. I once worked in a seed mill office and cleaned out mice on a regular basis. Ew.
C. I’m a former drama teacher.
D. I didn’t pass my drivers test the first time. Or the second…
E. I attract stray animals like a magnet.
F. I used to assemble and test paint ball guns for a local factory...
Since my current job leaves me with very little free time, I believe in spending my spare hours in meaningful, intellectual pursuits such as:
-watching E!
-updating my status on Facebook
-catching Will Ferrell on YouTube and
-writing my name in the dust on my furniture
I’d love to hear about you, so drop me a note. Or check me out on Facebook.


** Thank you to CFBA for providing me with a review copy of the book for me to read and post my honest opinion about.

1 comment:

Jenny B. Jones said...

Wow, thanks so much for the awesome review. So appreciate it!