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Stuck in the Middle by Virginia Smith
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This is a nice safe romantic story with a firm trench in christian faith as a background. Joan Sanderson is manager for Abernathy Sales and Rental and is 25 years old. She's one of the few remaining students out of 287 who graduated from Danville HS, Kentucky, and has stayed in Danville. She has an English degree, but she's never used it, hoping that one day she can step away from her job and actually do something with her life. Joan has always been the quiet one of the three sisters, whereas the oldest and youngest were more outgoing like their mother. She dated Roger the Rat for 9 years, before he married someone from his office, and is now moving away. Joan seemingly blames her mother for her divorce from her father. Later, revelations are told that change her mind.

Her other sisters Allie, is pregnant with their first child, and married to a 9-11 dispatcher Eric. Allie is a state employee for social services, and also has a background in psychology. The youngest sister, Tori, has her own apartment in Lexington, KY, and works as a marketing analyst making double the money that Joan makes.

Ken Fletcher is a doctor who ends up renting the house next door to Joan, her mother, and grandmother. He also has a dog named Trigger (yes, after Roy Rogers horse!) He also ends up being Joan's love interest.

Her Grandmother, is an obsessive-compulsive personality who alphabetized Joan’s mother’s underwear drawer; including bras, underwear, and socks. She has the funny moments in the story, as well as the sad ones in that it shows how emotionally draining getting older really is.

This book actually focuses on family dynamics as well as faith. This book doesn't have a really provoking storyline, but it's funny and sort of heartwarming.
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04/08/2011 page 53
16.0% "This is a romance novel with a bit of an Christian undercurrent as well. This copy only has 241 pages."
04/08/2011 page 102
30.0% "page 102 of 241 - Sister rivalry for one man...ugly."

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