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Christa Banister

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in Madison, Wisconsin, The United States
January 02




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While growing up in a no-stoplight town in the land of perpetual winter in northwest Wisconsin, it’s no surprise that author, freelance writer and movie critic Christa A. Banister fell in love with words and stories at a very young age.

Reading was always a favorite escape from the small-town doldrums, and some of her happiest days were spent looking for new literary treasures at the local public library. It was there, surrounded by a veritable sea of books, where Christa discovered everyone from Judy Blume to Jane Austen to Robin Jones Gunn, three authors who would inspire her own novels one day.

In fact, it was during one of her many re-readings of Blume’s Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing when Christa had a major epiphany. Basically, if Judy

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Description: In what’s a hilarious take on the whole dating scene, "Around the World in 80 Dates" has the tone of someone who’s been there—without all the whining, of course. Travel writer Sydney Alexander is ready for one particular journey to end: her frustrating search for a Mr. Right. As a Christian twentysomething navigating the weird world of dating, she's encountered more than her share of frogs. From men who can't keep a jo to self-centered professionals, her lackluster dates leave Sydney wondering where the good guys are hiding. But things are looking way up. Just after landing her dream job, she meets an eligible round of bachelors, including a dashing European, a promising blind date, and a charming coffee-shop wordsmith. Now Sydney will discover just how far she's willing to compromise to land her dream guy. Around the World in 80 Dates shares a woman's humorous take on being single. Filled with wit, real issues, and quirky characters, Sydney's story will encourage female readers to never settle.
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Description: The first time you met Sydney Alexander, she was a bonafide train wreck in all things dating. Now that's happily married, she's acquired a bit of an Emma complex and started playing serial matchmaker. So will her quest to help her friends find love be successful? Hmmm, you gotta read to find out.
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message 11: by Sophia

Sophia Thanks for the friend request, Christa!

See you around GR!

message 10: by Melanie

Melanie Nowak Thanks for the friendship! I hope you'll add my ALMOST HUMAN series to your "want to read" list - my venomous vampires love new blood! You can check out free chapters on my website at:
Nice to meet you :-)

~ Melanie Nowak

message 9: by Stan

Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends. It may interest you that my book Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom in now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)

Derick Hudson Thanks for the connection, Christa!

message 7: by Roger

Roger Cottrell Hi Christa,
Thanks for the friendship on Goodreads - and sorry to have taken so long to reply. I've just started a new job as head of film in a college and have been working myself to a standstill these last two weeks.

William Hey Christa
Look forward to talking books
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اميدوارم دوستان خوبي براي يكديگر باشيم

Alicia Don't worry..I am not finished adding all my books:)

message 3: by Ivy

Ivy thank you for the add! :D

i've been looking for a devotional and "Hungry" sounds really good!

problem is, i'm already using another one recommended by a counselor at camp.

i'll dig into yours when i finish! :)

God Bless!

Norman Cooper Hello Christa,

Thanks for adding me to your friends list. Have a great week!


Hi Christa, I've added Hungry and your other two books to my to-read list.

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