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Preview — Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones
Save the Date
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 A...more
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
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
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.
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
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
Thanks a lot.
By the way, where's book two?
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
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
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
I loved how the author used t...more
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
I puffy cartoon hearts adored this book. I know, that...more
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
The book is about Lucy who runs a girls home called Sa...more
I did feel the book to be a little predictable at times tho...more
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
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
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!!!! :)
The book was funny and a good read.