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Amy Inspired by Bethany Pierce
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Nov 22, 10

Read in September, 2010

I don’t read a ton of Christian fiction, and when I do it strays more toward the Ted Dekkers’ of the writing world. I’ll admit it — I’m usually put off by the pastel covers and the soft focus faces of Christian romance, which means, as many of my blogging friends might tell me, that I’ve probably missed a lot of good books. There was a quality discussion in the book blogging world sometime in the last six months about the face of Christian fiction, and how many readers judge books by their covers — sometimes for better, but usually for worse. For me, it was reading some gag-worthy Christian fiction when I first became a Christian twelve years ago that turned me off to the genre altogether. I’m just now getting my feet wet.

Thankfully, Amy Inspired stays away from the more insipid, cloying writing that Christian romance can sometimes fall victim to. It didn’t take much for me to get into it, and I enjoyed it all the way through, although it did stray into just-a-little-too-perfect toward the end. I related to Amy — she’s 29 (me too), an aspiring writer (er…I aspire to be an aspiring writer), she feels a little stuck (me too), and she had to deal with her younger brother getting married (me too), a friend’s parent passing away (me too), and a quirky mother (me too…but in the best way possible!). I liked her roommate and her love interest, although the scary-future-mother in me kept thinking, “I’m not sure I’d let him date my daughter!” (make sure you say that in a slightly higher-than-normal, on-the-edge-of-sanity sort of way) The plot was lazy and familiar, but it clipped right along without dragging. I read the majority of it in less than twenty-four hours.

Read my full review here: http://letseatgrandpa.com/2010/09/14/...
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