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Monday, February 21, 2011

Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Save The Date
Thomas Nelson (February 1, 2011)
Jenny B. Jones
Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones is the second women’s fiction by the author. Though she’s written numerous young adult books, Just Between You and Me was the first time I was introduced to Jones as a writer. I’d heard of her success in the YA market but wasn’t sure what to expect. I loved that book. It was funny, yet had some deep family drama that drew me in immediately.

So when I received Save the Date to review I was already looking forward to the book. And boy did it deliver. I read the book in one day. One. Day. And I’m a busy woman. LOL. I couldn’t put it down. It was such a wonderful blend of romance and comedy that I never wanted it to end. In fact, that would be my only complaint. Jenny B. Jones needs to write faster. Faster I say. I need more books by this woman and fast. :)

The story centers around sometimes klutzy Lucy Wiltshire and former NFL hunk Alex Sinclair. Alex is running for congress to make a difference and Lucy runs a home for young women that have aged out of the foster system. Both need each other to keep their dream going so they partner in a deceptive, yet, delicious, plan to get what they both want. Nobody should get hurt. All Lucy has to do is portray Alex’s fiancé during his campaign. It will give Alex the credibility of a levelheaded family man and in return, Lucy will get the money she so desperately needs to save her home for girls. It’s foolproof. Until love enters the equation.

This book was fabulous. My favorite part was the bantering back and forth between Alex and Lucy. The dialogue was so smart and funny I found myself laughing along. Jones made these characters so real, by the end of the book I wanted to go to Charleston and meet them. I dreaded turning the last page, not because the writer didn’t do a great job wrapping up the story, but because I never wanted it to end.

If you love smart and funny romantic comedy, you’ll love Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones.

I received this book from the publisher for review--but that in no way impacted how much I loved it! :)
P.S. If anybody is still reading this blog and takes the time to comment I might be inclined to draw a name for a copy of this book. That's a big deal considering how much I love this book. It will be hard to part with.


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.

Some facts that are true include:

I've always been refined!

A. I got my camera confiscated by big boys with guns at the American Embassy in Europe this past summer. O la la!

B. I once worked in a seed mill office and cleaned out mice on a regular basis. Ew.

C. I’m a former drama teacher.

D. I didn’t pass my drivers test the first time. Or the second…

E. I attract stray animals like a magnet.

F. I used to assemble and test paint ball guns for a local factory...

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.


You’re invited to the engagement of the most unlikely couple of the year.

When the funding for Lucy’s non-profit job is pulled, she is determined to find out why. Enter Alex Sinclair, former professional football star and heir of Sinclair Enterprises—the primary donor to Lucy’s Saving Grace organization. Alex Sinclair has it all . . . except for the votes he needs to win his bid for Congress. Both Lucy and Alex have something the other wants. Despite their mutual dislike, Alex makes Lucy a proposition: pose as his fiancée in return for the money she desperately needs. Bound to a man who isn’t quite what he seems, Lucy finds her heart – and her future – on the line.

Save the Date is a spunky romance that will have readers laughing out loud as this dubious pair try to save their careers, their dreams . . . and maybe even a date.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Save The Date, go HERE

1 comment:

Jenny B. Jones said...

Thank you for the wonderful review. I so appreciate it!