Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sparks Are Flyin'! ~ Sandwich With a Side of Romance by Krista Phillips ~ Review

Oh, what a yummy fun loving novel!
  From the first chapter I was drawn into the world of this debut novel. Witty, funny, snarky and mixed with a dose of suave and you’ve got a contemporary romance healthy in humor and nutritious in the romantic conflict department. (Okay, ending the food metaphors here, I promise)
  Maddie is a baby Christian with sort of a false sense of prayer and all God is. But she’s trying and she wants to honor the God who has saved her…but on one condition: she cannot fall in love with her boss. I don’t think Maddie knew the meaning yet of the genre she was being written in to…
  Sparks fly in this novel of grace, acceptance and trust that God has the very best plans no matter how much we might pray otherwise. So many moments had my family looking at me funny as I snorted and laughed my way through the book. Maddie has got the quirkiest sense of humor and ability to find the snark in each moment. She knows how to make a book fun.
  The novel isn’t all light and fluff. It serves up its own dose of painful backstory that affect the characters. At first I thought it a difficult contradiction to reconcile with the amount of humor, but found character growth in the end to make it all a delightful read.
Perfect escape for the too-quick hours this novel takes to read!

More about the novel...

She moved to Sandwich, Illinois, in search of a new life, but ended up in a giant pickle. Sandwich represents hope for twenty-year-old Maddie Buckner and Kyle, the eleven-year-old brother Maddie wants to spring out of foster care. Then she loses her new job after less than a day. It 's all Reuben-the-Jerk 's fault, and she 's determined to make him right the wrong. He does so, reluctantly, by giving her a job at his restaurant, The Sandwich Emporium. Then crazy things start happening at the restaurant, and Kyle 's foster parents apply to adopt him. To stop it all, Maddie must learn the art of humbling herself and accepting the help God has arranged, risking her heart to Reuben in the process. And she d rather eat a million corned-beef on rye sandwiches than do that.


  1. Case,
    So loved this review. You used a lovely basketful of descriptors to welcome many new readers to Krista's book.

  2. "I don’t think Maddie knew the meaning yet of the genre she was being written in to…" LOL!

    1. She was the complete OPPOSITE of what her genre is supposed to be. Probably what made her so fun. :) You'd really like this book!

  3. Great review, Case! Love all your food metaphors :)

  4. I really enjoyed Krista's debut novel -- and Maddie is one of my favorite heroines!

  5. awww, thanks Casey!!!!! So glad you enjoyed it, girl!

  6. I've heard such good things about this book. It looks like a fun read!


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