Monday, January 24, 2011

book review: "save the date" by jenny b. jones

Lucy Wiltshire has found what she’s supposed to do with her life: run a home for girls needing a second chance at life called Saving Grace. A place for girls who are too old for the foster care system but too young to survive alone in the world. But she faces a huge obstacle when a large portion of her funding is cut. She doesn’t know how she’ll continue to run Saving Grace and the thought of closing it down is unthinkable. Where will her girls go?

Alex Sinclair has made the transition from running down the football field as a former quarterback to running for Congress. Yet he’s having a hard time convincing voters of his qualifications. When he meets Lucy and tabloids take a picture of the “couple,” an idea takes place. Lucy poses as his fiancée, giving him the look of a stable, family man and he pays for Saving Grace to continue to leave its doors open. It’s a win-win situation. But neither of them is prepared for the act to start to feel real and when Lucy’s ex-boyfriend returns, she has to make a choice…

I really enjoyed this book! It’s the first I’ve read by Jenny Jones and I’m now a fan. I loved the humor and how I was able to connect with both Lucy and Alex. The interactions between all of the characters is very well done. I loved how tender Alex was with Lucy – first for show but then as he came to care about her. One of my favorite scenes is when Clare and Finley are playing Guitar Hero with Julian and Lucy cheering them on. She writes in such a way that I can see the scene playing out in my mind…and it’s hilarious! Very good read!

I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson and was not required to write a positive review.

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