Thursday, September 10, 2009

Just Between You and Me, It's Wonderful!


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Just Between You And Me

Thomas Nelson (September 1, 2009)

by

Jenny B. Jones



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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.

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.




ABOUT THE BOOK

The only thing scarier than living on the edge is stepping off it.
Maggie Montgomery lives a life of adventure. Her job as a cinematographer takes her from one exotic locale to the next. When Maggie's not working, she loves to rappel off cliffs or go skydiving. Nothing frightens her.

Nothing, that is, except Ivy, Texas, where a family emergency pulls her back home to a town full of bad memories, painful secrets, and people Maggie left far behind . . . for a reason.

Forced to stay longer than she intended, Maggie finds her family a complete mess, including the niece her sister has abandoned. Ten-year-old Riley is struggling in school and out of control at home. The only person who can really handle the pint-sized troublemaker is Conner, the local vet and Ivy's most eligible bachelor. But Conner and Maggie keep butting heads--he's suspicious of her and, well, she doesn't rely on anyone but herself.

As Maggie humorously fumbles her way from one mishap to another, she realizes she's going to need to ask for help from the one person who scares her the most.

To save one little girl--and herself--can Maggie let go of her fears and just trust God?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Just Between You And Me, go HERE

MY THOUGHTS:
Jenny B. Jones (not to be confused with Junie B Jones!) is such a gifted writer. Reading her whimsical bio above, you might come away with the impression that she is a stereotypical young adult whose weightiest worry is whether her cell phone is fully charged. But nothing could be further from the truth; she writes with incredible depth. Her teen Katie Parker series was superb and dealt honestly with some tough and very real issues that teenagers face. Now she directs those same skills for splashing raw emotion on the page in an adult novel, Just Between You and Me. And Oh. My. Once again she has proven herself to be an author who can deftly juxtapose heartache and humor without either emotion seeming out of place. This Women of Faith novel grabbed me from the first page and I could not put it down. I agonized with Maggie, the seemingly fearless girl who lived life on an extreme level while the inner recesses of her heart paralyzed her with panic. And I ached for Riley, whose tough exterior belied a hurting little girl who longed for loving consistency in her life. And I sympathized with Connor as he tried to sort out the past from the present and determine whether to believe Maggie or her sister and help them both do the right thing. I highly recommend this book! Your heart will be touched.



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2 comments:

TCKK said...

Oh man, you make it sound so good. I so want to read this, but I'm in the middle of a couple books already. lol Can't wait now to get some free time and check this one out.

Jenny B. Jones said...

Linda, thank you so much for the awesome review. I'm very grateful and glad you enjoyed the book. Thanks for help spreading the word.