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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.


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Paperback, 312 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Thomas Nelson (first published January 12th 2011)
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Renee
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
Tina
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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 hear...more
Casey
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...more
Joy
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.
Ruth
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
Bluerose's  Heart
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...more
Katie Watkins
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...more
Nicole O'Dell
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
Jeannette Garcia
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...more
Lydia (Overweight Bookshelf)
First reviewed here: http://overweight-bookshelf.blogspot....

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...more
Lyn
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...more
Michelle
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...more
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!
Kristen
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
Chrissy
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!
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...more
Becca
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
Danielle
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...more
Alisa
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...more
Melissa
Jul 02, 2011 Melissa rated it 5 of 5 stars
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...more
Amy Jacobs
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...more
Kaitlin
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...more
Rachel
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...more
Laura YA indie princess
3.5 STARS

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!!!! :)
Colette
Unexpectedly loved this book! I haven't ever read anything by Jenny Jones, but I will definitely be reading some more of her stuff because this was so terrific. The spunky, witty dialogue alone made it worth reading, but all the great supporting characters and a wonderful message make this a cannot be missed book for any lover of Christian fiction romances. But be forewarned that it is cheesy, fluffy, and purely indulgent!
Sarah
It's snappy and sassy. I couldn't put it down, as much because I wasn't quite sure what was going to happen next as because the writing was flawless. Jones' characters are believable and entertaining. I laughed out loud more than once and can barely wait to share this book with my friends. This was the kind of book that will have me checking out what else the author has written: it's that good! HIGHLY recommended.
Cookielover
Like all of Jenny's books, this one made me want to cry with its believable heartbreaks, friendships, and love stories. I loved the message and I totally won't mind being proposed to in a junky area somewhere a plan dropped me off.
The book was funny and a good read.
Kwhelan
I loved this book! It was an enjoyable read full of quirky characters, a bit of witty banter, and doused with the message of forgiveness. The story was a bit predictable, but I didn't mind at all.
Faye
Wonderful read, had me laughing and chuckling along. And I just had to love the characters of Julian and Clare, their exchanges were genius and witty. Wonderful modern romance :)
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“I love it when God takes a big stirring spoon to plans. That's when life gets good.” 18 likes
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