9.11.2009

Just Between You and Me ~ Jenny B. Jones



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



This has been one of those weeks when a busy schedule, health issues, and brain fog have conspired to make it *really* difficult for me to "focus". Usually during those times, I have a very hard time reading fiction. If it's too deep, I can't keep up with it, and if it is too light, my mind wanders and I can't concentrate on the storyline. I had none of those problems with this book. I was completely immersed in the plot and the characters within the first couple of chapters. I kept wanting to steal a few minutes here and there to read "just a little more."

Jones has a talent for getting her message across...in this case, letting go of your deepest fears and trusting God completely...as she says, "with a few giggles, quite a bit of sass, and lots of crazy." She is entertaining and challenging all at the same time. (And maybe I just feel a kinship because she's a fellow Arkansan? :))

If you enjoy contemporary Christian fiction, this is one you won't want to miss.

2 comments:

prairiesings said...

How neat that you review books! Making my list now! Do you have all your reviews listed under a tab or category? I'll go searching. Or maybe I could just type in a search?
Maybe I'll figure out how to navigate blogs in the next 20 years.

Tina

Jennifer said...

I think *most* of my reviews are tagged "book review" ...but not necessarily all, because I'm awful about not tagging things well. I keep saying I'm going to go back and add tags to things I haven't tagged...maybe that would be a good thing for me to work on on vacation this week?! :)