Monday, September 27, 2010

Don't Kiss Him Good-bye

Don't Kiss Him Goodbye
(London Confidential series)
Sandra Byrd
ISBN: 978-1-4143-2599-6
October, 2010/256 pages/$6.99

Now established in her quirky British village, Savvy works hard to get an article with her own byline published in the school newspaper. When an attractive and mysterious boy asks her for help with his school work, Savvy is slowly pulled into his circle and soon finds out that the wrong set of friends—boys and girls—can influence her own behavior. Following her own advice to cut ties with a charming bad boy would mean abandoning her dearest wishes, and it just doesn't seem as wrong as it feels. Is it? Read on for surprise twists throughout the book!

London Confidential is a new series for young girls. In the series, British fashion, friendships, and guys collide as an all-American teen girl learns to love life and live out her faith. The series follows Savvy's entertaining attempts to fit in during her first year at a new school in a new country.

Best-selling author Sandra Byrd has published nearly three dozen books in the Christian market, including her latest series, French Twist, which includes the Christy finalist Let Them Eat Cake (2007) and its sequel, Bon App├ętit (2008). Many of her acclaimed fiction and nonfiction books target the tween and young adult market. She has also published a book for new moms entitled Heartbeats. Several of Sandra's shorter works appear in periodical markets such as Relevant, Clubhouse, Pockets, Decision, and Guideposts. For the past seven years, she has shared her secrets with the many students she mentors through the Christian Writers Guild. Before turning to full-time writing, Sandra was an acquisitions editor in the ABA market. She lives in the Seattle, Washington, area with her husband and two children.

This is a delightful series for young teens and tweens. Although I didn't read the first book, I thoroughly enjoyed the second one, Asking for Trouble, which I reviewed here. Don't Kiss Him Good-bye continues the story of Savannah "Savvy" Smith as she adjusts to her new high school in the London area. Girl politics are universal, and Savvy meets her share as she tries to fit in. And then there's the issue of boys! Savvy must decide whether having a date to the May Day ball is more important than staying true to herself and her Christian beliefs. Sandra Byrd has written a wonderful novel that speaks truth in practical situations without being preachy. I highly recommend this book and this series!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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quilly said...

The Savvy books are thoroughly enjoyable. I am not a teen, but I still enjoyed, Asking for Trouble. I wonder how I missed the chance to review this one?