Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Save the Date! Making My Favorite of 2011 List!! (and review)

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Save The Date
Thomas Nelson (February 1, 2011)
Jenny B. Jones

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.
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:
I expected big things from this book.

Every single one was fulfilled to the utmost! The hero is hunky, the heroine, a bit clutzy, but how she sees the world, gives it a skewed, humorous tint. The plot is perfectly laid out and when I thought the author had used her bag of tricks right away to make it worse, something happened to put Lucy and Alex more at odds.

I love marriage of convenience stories, but this was an engagement of convenience. Great angle! You just about can’t get a better contemporary hero than Alex, my goodness I just about swooned while reading. The emotional tug-a-war between Lucy, Alex and her old boyfriend Matt was played perfectly and without clichéd drama. The dialogue- wowza! Snappy, quick witted and oh so good. I wanted to read it over just to taste the emotion again.

I don’t know what was up between Clare and Julian, but I got more than one chuckle out of those two, my favorites! Clare’s “bucket list” and Julian’s snarky comments wouldn’t be able to fly in any other book, but was perfect here in just the right situation. I plain loved it.

I’m a fan of Jenny B. Jones. Pass the back list, because I intend to go read more!

This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers through CFBA for my copy to review.


  1. I was already super excited to read this but now I want to even more!!!! I can't wait for my copy to arrive!

  2. Wow, thanks, girl! Totally blessed me. : )

  3. @Leanne, I know isn't this fun?? You are really going to like this book and I love the Jenny's vivacious spirit. :)

    @Jenny, wow, thank you for stopping by, I'm honored! You've written a great book and I can't wait to read more!! :)


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