Thursday, October 4, 2012

Sandwich with a Side of Romance


Sandwich with a Side of Romance
Krista Phillips
(Abingdon Press)
ISBN:
September 2012/320 pages/$14.99

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 on the clock. 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 Shop. 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.

“Don’t let the light-hearted cover and title fool you. Krista Phillips’ spunky, rough-around-the-edges heroine may be “tickle me” funny, but her faith journey offers more than a cute read. There is depth here, made all the more satisfying served up with a generous side of romance.”
- -Tamara Leigh, Author of Restless in Carolina and Dreamspell

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

KRISTA PHILLIPS is a debut author and owner of the popular blog,One Woman’s Dream. She lives with her husband and four daughters in Middle Tennessee.

Her latest book is the Christian fiction romance, Sandwich with a Side of Romance.

Visit her website at www.KristaPhillips.com.

Connect with her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kristaphillips.

Friend her at Facebook at www.facebook.com/authorkristaphillips.

Pick up a copy of Sandwich with a Side of Romance at her publisher's website

Pick up a copy of Sandwich with a Side of Romance at Amazon.

MY THOUGHTS

This is such a fun read! I wasn't quite sure whether to laugh or cry over Maddie's continual misfortune at the beginning of the book. I loved her "gumption," as we say in Texas and her "can do" attitude. And her love for her brother and determination to provide a steady home for him absolutely touched my heart. As delightful as this book is, however, it isn't simply mindless entertainment. Krista Phillips does a wonderful job of weaving faith into the story without being overbearing. While some folks in my age range might consider themselves to old for "chick lit" like this, I highly recommend this book. Faith and love sprinkled with fun and laughter is just right for any age!


(Side note: I enjoyed this interesting discussion about the changing target demographic for "chick lit". Now I don't have to feel like I'm too old to be reading it! LOL)



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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Abingdon Press and Pump Up Your Book 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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Admin said...

You know what...I have loved chick lit since day one. Then people started saying chick lit was dead so the authors who wrote these books changed the genre to read women's fiction or women's comedy fiction or something like that but I don't know why they wanted to kill off the "chick lit" moniker. I know there are a lot of people who love chick lit and what they're doing is reading it under the covers like porno magazines, lol. But I still love it. Thanks so much for your wonderful review, Linda!!!