Save the Date Blog Tour

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Save The Date
Thomas Nelson (February 1, 2011)
Jenny B. Jones


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

My take: I'm excited to be participating in this week's Save the Date blog tour!  Jenny B. Jones is not only a fellow Arkansan, but also an author I've thoroughly enjoyed since reviewing Just Between You and Me a little over a year ago. Her books are modern, and sassy, and just fun.  And yet not just fun...in the midst of plots that keep you turning "just one more page..." and then another...and another...they weave messages of faith, and hope, and truth.  Her characters are very "real"...I became particularly attached to Clare, Julian, and Marinell in Save the Date.  Most of all, in both books, I hated to see the books end.  I desperately wanted to see *how* they were going to end....but when they ended, I was disappointed...not because of the *way* they ended, but because I wanted to keep reading!  I didn't want these characters to go away, and I just didn't want the book to end.  My one caution is this:  Although Jenny B. Jones is also known as a young adult author, I would not recommend this particular book for young people, due to the heavy issues it deals with that I would consider more appropriate for adult readers.  

Thanks to Thomas Nelson and CFBA for providing a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. 

1 comment:

Marsha Young said...

Sounds like a fun read. I am always looking for those since we travel quite a bit, and that often means long waits in airports, etc.

Thanks for this jaunty piece. Have a good one - Marsha