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Save the Date

4.27  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,557 Ratings  ·  336 Reviews

You are cordially invited to the wedding of the year with the most unlikely bride and groom. Save the date . . . and say your prayers.

When 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 to Sinclair Enterprises—the primary donor to Lucy's non-profit organization.

Both Lucy and

Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Thomas Nelson (first published January 12th 2011)
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I wasn't sure what to expect with Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones because if I were to judge this book by its cover, it didn't give me the chick lit vibe. It gave me a romance novel vibe, sure, but not really chick lit. Am I the only one getting that? I want chick lit, but I'm not entirely sure if I wanted a romance novel -- if you get what I mean. Nevertheless, I requested this from NetGalley because the blurb seemed interesting despite its familiarity, and I hea
Jun 21, 2012 Ruth rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Lucy Whiltshire returned to Charleston determined to make a difference, founding Saving Grace, a home for girls who've graduated from the foster care system but are not yet equipped or unable to make the transition to adulthood and caring for themselves. She's determined to prove to the society blue-bloods that rejected and marginalized her during her own teenage years that she and the girls she's desperate to save are more than the sum of their antecedents. But when funding for her non-profit i ...more
Apr 22, 2011 Renee rated it it was amazing
Looking for fun, faith, football and some knock-off designer pumps? look no further than Jenny B. Jones's Save the Date. I absolutely loved every word of it. From the first zinger dished out by sassy Lucy to the tender moments with her "Han Solo" I was hooked. Lucy's a bit insecure, she's clumsy, she's a Trekkie and she's a size twelve (a ten if anybody asks). I challenge you to find a real girl who isn't at least one of these things...yeah doubtful. Lucy is a great heroine in a world where so m ...more
Bluerose's  Heart
Jan 19, 2011 Bluerose's Heart rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian, romance
Save the Date was a fun, light romance. I think with some of my other reviews, I’ve said that many times those types of books are the ones that ends up on my favorites list. I enjoyed every moment of reading this book! I loved how quirky Lucy is. She’s very clumsy and loves any and all science fiction. She even has a group of friends called “The Hobbits.”
I think my favorite characters ended up being Clare and Julian. I found myself laughing out loud at many of their scenes. And of course, with
Feb 14, 2011 Casey rated it it was amazing
I expected big things from this book.

Every single one was fulfilled to the utmost! The hero is hunky, the heroine, a bit clutzy, but how she sees the world, gives it a skewed, humorous tint. The plot is perfectly laid out and when I thought the author had used her bag of tricks right away to make it worse, something happened to put Lucy and Alex more at odds.

I love marriage of convenience stories, but this was an engagement of convenience. Great angle! You just about can’t get a better contempor
Feb 12, 2011 Joy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This book was stinking hilarious.

There were so many things I loved about it, the snarky banter between the leads, the quirky supporting cast, the romance- oh my stars the romance!

But one thing really stood out after I put the book down. I found Lucy's come to Jesus moment to be fresh and original. It was powerful without being heavy handed and some of the most organic writing I've seen in Christian fiction.
Nicole O'Dell
Apr 12, 2011 Nicole O'Dell rated it it was amazing
Blast you, Jenny Jones! Don't you know I have stuff to do? How am I supposed to get anything done when you write books like this? I woke up worried about Lucy last night and have been reading every spare minute today. My laundry is piled up around me. The dishes are fermenting in the sink. The coffee pot is drained. Sigh.

Thanks a lot.

By the way, where's book two?
Cheryl Olson
Ok I’ll admit it, I’m not someone who is easily amused. I truly wish I was the person that laughed at the drop of a hat, but I’m not. With that being said, I want to share that I laughed out loud numerous times when reading this book. Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones at first glance looks like a classic, cute, chick- lit kind of book. I’m thinking, it will be sweet, charming, and a nice read. There is nothing wrong with that, but as I got into the book, I discovered much, much, more- funny, grea ...more
Katie W
Nov 06, 2012 Katie W rated it it was amazing
Lucy is trying to save her home for troubled girls and the answer falls into her lap when a guy from her past, Alex, who is a former pro football player and is now running for Congress, comes up with a deal--he'll give her the money if she'll pretend to be his fiancee. Little did she know, this deal would soon become more than she bargained for.

Lucy's mother died and she never knew her father and she really relied on her sci-fi group of friend, The Hobbits--they are quirky and fun. The supportin
Apr 30, 2015 Brandi rated it it was amazing
I love the cuteness of this story. I love the humor, and the emotion, and the beauty, and the love. So sweet and light. This adorable story had me laughing and crying. This was a classic chick book.
This is the second book I've read by Jenny B. Jones and I loved it, just as I did the other one (There You'll Find Me , which is actually supposed to come after this one).
I immensely enjoyed the humor. Lucy and Alex's sarcastic quips and teases were unbelievably adorable. That was too cool how they a
Lynnette Bonner
Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones gets 5 stars and goes on the keeper shelf!

Lucy Wiltshire is a social worker with a barely funded home for young girls who age-out of the foster care system and have nowhere else to go. Her girls are her passion, her life, her reason for living. So when funding for her home, Saving Grace, gets pulled by the main donor, Lucy does the only thing she knows to do, she heads to a charity ball with a plan to talk to all the board members and change their minds. Alex Sin
Jeannette Garcia
Apr 21, 2013 Jeannette Garcia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Oh goodness! I LOVED this book. Jenny B. Jones is a master of comedic dialogue. There were parts in the book that had me laughing so hard that I had to calm myself before moving on.

Lucy could possibly be my kindred spirit. We are totally on the same page. I just absolutely love that she's a Trekkie. She would be my friend in the real world and we would watch Star Trek and Star Wars and just be cool and nerdy together. Jenny B. Jones has portrayed a female character that didn't annoy or frustrat
Lydia (Overweight Bookshelf)
Mar 13, 2011 Lydia (Overweight Bookshelf) rated it it was amazing
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I dreaded writing this book review. I literally sat at the keyboard and stared at the screen trying to find the words. There are two kinds of book reviews that I hate to write: 1) books I really didn't enjoy and can't think of a polite way of saying so, and 2) books that were so amazing that I don't think anything I write will do it justice. This book falls into the latter category. So I have opted to forgo a review and be bossy instea
Jun 09, 2012 Lyn rated it it was amazing
Save the Date is my first Jenny B Jones chicklit. I don't usually dig this subgenre of romance so my 5 star rating shows you this book is worth reading whether you like chicklit OR NOT!
Our heroine is the brave underdog Lucy Wiltshire. Though the daughter of a single unmarried mom, Lucy endured a high society high school. In her adult life, she runs a non-profit in Charleston, SC, Saving Grace, for girls who have aged out of the foster system but haven't finished high school. The plot revolves a
Feb 18, 2011 Michelle rated it it was amazing
At first I wasn't sure what to think of this pairing of opposites, but I could see where it would make for some fun times that are totally Jenny B. Jones signature humor. This story started to grow on me, and while their relationship was based on a lie, the "fake" relationship humor was hilarious and I ended up hooked. As is typical with Miss Jones, there is always a much deeper level that she delves into beyond the light-hearted humor. And those kisses were amazing!

I loved how the author used t
C.J. Darlington
Jenny is on top of her game in this one! Filled with quips and one-liners to make you smile, yet contains a powerful redemptive message too. A great balance from an uber talented author!
Oct 18, 2011 Kristen rated it really liked it
So cute, so witty. I LOVED the banter inbetween the two main characters. Lots of lol. I'm going to look for more of her books.

Moral Note: Quite a few mild innuendos
Peggy Parsons
Jan 06, 2015 Peggy Parsons rated it it was amazing
Circumstances push Lucy to pose as a fiancée to Alex Sinclair,who is running for Congress. Alex is an ex-professional quarterback with loads of money, fame and good looks. None of which impress Lucy, as his high society group mistreated her single hardworking mother, their maid. But for Saving Grace, Lucy's home for young women, she will endure with wit and humor and calamity at every turn. Alex is a driven man, pushed by personal guilt to succeed. Lucy and secondary characters are colorful and ...more
Jan 05, 2014 Chrissy rated it it was amazing
This book was so funny. Chic lit is not usually my favorite, but this was so fun. A little unbelievable...maybe. But a fun read!
When I first started reading this book I was unaware that it was a Christian Romance, but after reading it I'm glad I didn't know ahead of time. If I had known this it might have turned me off from reading the book, because I am not over-religious and didn't want a book to be solely about Christian beliefs and have me trying to believe them too. While this book did mention Christian beliefs a lot and almost all of the characters are extremely religious there was no forcing of the beliefs. Lucy i ...more
Mar 28, 2011 Danielle rated it it was amazing
In general, I have a bit of a problem with Christian fiction of the romance/chick-lit variety. I get tired of the wooden, stereotypical characters, the unrealistic holiness, and the too-good-to-be-true heartthrob. (And let’s not even get started on that other creature, Amish fiction. Ugh.) So I’ve vowed a hundred times that I’ll never read Christian romance/chick-lit again. Well, let’s just say I’m very glad I broke my own rule with this one.

I puffy cartoon hearts adored this book. I know, that
Aug 27, 2013 Alisa rated it it was amazing
Alex and Lucy... Lucy and Alex... Two people who appear to have nothing in common. Except they each can give the other what they want the most.

Lucy Wiltshire runs Saving Grace - a home for young adult women who have aged out of the foster system and have nowhere else to go. Except now Sinclair Hotels has informed her they are cutting funding by 40%... which will mean she will have to shut down Saving Grace, and the 13 young women who live there will have nowhere to go. Lucy is desperate for fund
Valerie Comer
Aug 11, 2011 Valerie Comer rated it it was amazing
Lucy Wiltshire needs something. She needs money–quite a lot of it–to keep open her home for girls too old for the foster system.

Alex Sinclair needs something. He needs to win a seat in congress, and for that he must shed his football hero image and prove he’s stable–and that seems to need a woman.

He can give Lucy what she desperately needs in exchange for a five-month fake engagement–just long enough to win his election. She has no choice but to make it look convincing if she wants to keep a roo
Jul 02, 2011 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who loves to laugh
Words can not express how much I LOVE this book!!! This is one of the funniest books I've read since well ever. I lost count of the times I laughed out loud during this book. Lines like where Clare is praying and her prayer is "Jesus, Alex is an imbecile, and you need to fix it, Amen. Or lines like "It's on my bucket list. and the response is "So is kissing Pierce Brosnan, but that's not going to happen either." It's a very entertaining read.

The book is about Lucy who runs a girls home called Sa
Amy Jacobs
Jan 28, 2011 Amy Jacobs rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
I was a little concerned about reading this because it is classified as a Christian Romance. Now don't get me wrong! I don't have anything against Christians--I am one--but I don't like my books to preach to me as I read a story. Even though this book does have a lot of religious talk to it, I didn't feel as though it was preaching to me and telling me how I should be. It still had the feel of the contemporary romance that I was seeking.

I did feel the book to be a little predictable at times tho
Aug 30, 2011 Kaitlin rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book. This was the first book I've read by Jenny B Jones but she has now become one of those authors that I will constantly be looking up online to see if she has something new in the works.

What more could I ask for between the two main characters, Alex and Lucy. Lucy is all American, Jesus loving, average girl - she's not a skinny model and has insecurities just like all of us! Alez is an ex athelete who does seem to have stepped off the pages of Sport Illustrated with good looks
Jun 09, 2015 Patricia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: would-read-again
Ahh, chick lit at its finest! I loved this story--just what I was in the mood to read today. Such a fun read. I laughed aloud numerous times and even conjured a few tears. Lovely. I heartily recommend this to chick lit lovers everywhere. Plus, this was hood Christian fiction, too. Surprise, surprise.
Jan 22, 2011 Rachel rated it it was amazing
Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!
Like Jenny B. Jones's previous contemporary fiction, "Just Between You and Me", this book had ways of inspiring your heart and sending you to the floor in gut wrenching laughter! I found myself laughing out loud too many times to count. Jenny is a genius when it comes to writing humor that inspires. After reading about Lucy's work with young girls who have been released from foster care, I felt the Lord speak to my heart. So much so, that I changed my major to ps
Mar 15, 2016 Melanie rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
This is more of a 3.5 for me. It's sweet and cute and overall, I really enjoyed it. I liked the main characters and the way their romance played out (even with the outrageous premise, the way their feelings developed felt real). Certainly sweet and funny and very enjoyable. However, it wasn't amazing. There were some editing problems that were distracting, but mostly it was the super heavy-handed religion.

This book is so focused on religion that it became distracting to me. For the record, I'm e
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Save the date was an enjoyable read which keep me reading. I really liked both of the main characters POV. Alex is a likeable character and Lucy I just loved from the start she is amazing to do what she did to help her girls at saving grace and then to fall in love with Alex because lets face even with his bad points that he had to over come he was totally HOT and the ending was awesome all in all a really cute romance!!!! :)
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Four-time Carol Award winner Jenny B. Jones writes contemporary romance with wit, sass, and Southern charm. Since writing for both women and teens leaves her with very little free time, she believes in spending her spare hours in meaningful, intellectual pursuits, such as watching E!, going to the movies and inhaling large buckets of popcorn, and writing her name in the dust on her furniture. www. ...more
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