Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Stuck in the Middle, by Virginia Smith

Overview (from Goodreads): Joan Sanderson's life is stuck.
Her older sister, Allie, is starting a family, and her younger sister, Tori, has a budding career. Meanwhile, Joan is stuck at home with Mom and her aging grandmother. Not exactly a recipe for excitement--or romance.
When a hunky young doctor moves in next door, Joan sets out to catch his eye. But it won't be easy. Pretty Tori flirts relentlessly, and Joan is sure that she can't compete. But with a little help from God, Allie, and an enormous mutt with bad manners, Joan begins to find her way out of this rut and into the life she's been hiding from.

Review: Beautiful. And a real Christian fiction; it doesn't shy away from the Christian faith or message at all. It's a very light read, entertaining, simple, tender, funny at times, romantic at times, sweet and touching.
You wont find big conflicts or a great drama. The real conflict in this book for the main character, Joan, is spiritual. There's a bit of an emotional, family conflict, and, of course, the romantic side of the novel, but this really is about a spiritual awakening. And it was beautiful.
I would have given it 5 stars, but I felt the ending was too abrupt. The romantic part needed a bit more time, at least one more scene to seal the deal for me. But this is by far the best free ebook I have read. Check out if it's still free, but if it's not, I think it really is worth what you will pay for it.
I loved it.
4 out of 5 stars

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