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The Text God: Text and You Shall Receive ...

(An Accidentally in Love Story #2)

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Text and you shall receive…

Jen Flanders moved to New York to be an artist. This translates into walking dogs for money, practicing yoga for sanity, and hitting up her friends at a local bakery to supplement her diet. Rent is due and she’s running out of cash. After begging the universe for a sign that help is on the way, her phone pings with an incoming text. GOD: You can
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Published April 1st 2021
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    Kristin
    Mar 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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    Viper Spaulding
    Mar 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    I loved this sweet rom-com with a splash of divine intervention!

    Jen accidentally switches phones with one of her dog-walking employers, who enters the number of her brother's friend under his initials: G. O. D. So when Jen is having a bad day and asks for a little help from above, GOD texts her and offers to help.

    Gabe Daly extends the offer to help his friend's little sister who is new to NYC, not knowing that it's Jen's number. His attempts to help her get a job and succeed as an artist don't g
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    Emily Pennington
    Apr 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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    I hardly know where to begin, and can’t stop laughing long enough to make sense! Jennifer Flanders has moved to New York to become a successful artist. For now, she walks dogs to have a small income, and yoga supposedly keeps her head on straight. She is almost broke and the rent is due. So she begs for a sign that she will be okay and help is not far away.

    Gabriel Oliver Daly (nicknamed “Byrne”) is a lawyer who agreed to mentor a friend’s younger sister, Audra. But when the sister loses her pho
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    Kaye
    Sweet, clean romance. Jen Flanders is a struggling artist/dog walker in NYC. On a down day while doing yoga she asks God for a sign that she continue to carry on and surprisingly she receives a text from GOD. GOD gives her a lead on a better job and and helps her out once she has it. She naively continues to text with GOD enjoying the contact. Gabreil Oliver Daly is a lawyer who doesn't love his job. His girlfriend of eight years is pushing for him to make partner as she has and according to the ...more
    Pegboard
    Mar 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    The Text God by authors Whitney Dineen and Melanie Summers is a hilarious romance that keeps the readers engaged in the life of Jennifer Flanders and Gabriel Oliver Daly. Jen is at her wits end living in New York as an artist who has yet to sell her first painting. Just after praying to God for some help, she gets a text from Him. Her optimistic outlook in life allows her to believe she is really texting God and getting answers that only He could provide. Gabe keeps getting texts from his friend ...more
    Brenda
    Mar 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    I always find it interesting what draws me into picking a book to read. A romantic comedy named The Text God somehow struck a cord. It more than lived up to my expectations.

    The book starts with an Introduction which sets the tone for Jen and explains how she would suspend disbelief and actually believe she received a text message from GOD when she was at her lowest point and desperately needed a job. What transpires from there is basically a comedy of errors, and eventually everything gets expl
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    Judith
    Apr 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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    Funniest rom-com I read in a long time. This book has been a delight to read from beginning to end. Just one word of warning - although due to the pandemic we are not crammed into public transport like we used to - DO NOT read this book in public!! You might shout /squeal/ scream till you cry with laughter, thus causing a public incident. This book was without a doubt the funniest one I read in a long time. It isn’t slapstick humour, but subtle and intelligent. It is filled with warmth, hope, hu ...more
    Linda
    Mar 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    🏙💘Divine intervention for a cash-strapped 🎨artist? Warm & funny🤗😍

    Totally loved this couple and their story!! Whitney Dineen and Melanie Summers have come up with a really winning twist on the complications of modern life and romance in the tech age.

    All of our modern advances, including instant messaging and conversations by text, should make our lives easier. Right? Well, not in this story where Jen, a lovely, positive, trusting but financially insecure artist striving to keep her head above wa
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    Anonymous 5
    Apr 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    Can I just say what an amazing series this is so far? Text Me on Tuesday was a blast to read and now book 2 in the An Accidentally in Love Story series is just as super cute and super fun. I am officially hooked! In this story, Jen is a struggling artist in New York. And on a particularly off day, she asks for some divine intervention. Well, she gets it - in the form of a text. She gets a lead on a better job.
    Taking comfort in the communication, she continues to send messages to "GOD". Little d
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    AJ's book-reMarks
    Mar 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    The Text God: Text and you shall receive is laughing out loud, a hilarious antidote for what ails you. GOD may answer your prayers, although texting might be a Millennials, generation Z thing.

    Jen Flanders moved to New York to be an artist and believes in good karma; everyone is kind and giving. She is currently a dog walker down on her luck, so when she is short on her rent, she askes the universe to send her a sign when she receives a text from GOD.

    GOD--Gabriel Oliver Daly Esq., attorney at l
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    Debbie Orazi
    Mar 30, 2021 rated it really liked it
    I really enjoyed this book. The characters were well developed and the story was engaging.

    Jennifer Flanders is an artist working as a dog walker that barely pays her bills. She asks God for a sign and receives a text which lands her a front desk job at ritzy hotel. One of her clients has a similar phone and added Byrne's number as God. She gets fired and ends up working for his parents.

    Gabriel Oliver Daly aka Byrne is a hospitality lawyer. He has agreed to mentor his friend's younger sister and
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    Sandy
    Apr 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing

    The cast of characters in this book was brilliant and most of them were really nice people. Jen was a genuinely sweet person who cared about others and when at her wits end looked for a sign. That sign came with a text message from GOD. What's a girl to do when God messages her and he helps her out? It was great to be able to get to know Jen's character through the texts and also a little bit about Byrne. A change of priorities eventually lead to happiness. I loved Mary and Joseph. They were so
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    Andrea Wenger
    Apr 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    When Jen starts receiving texts from GOD, she rolls with it. After all, he helps her to get a new job and a new wardrobe. Who's to say this unknown contact, mysteriously added to her phone, ISN'T the Supreme Being? Then, she meets Gabe, a soft-hearted corporate lawyer, and things really start going her way. The attraction is immediate, and she loves his family. But things get complicated when Jen realizes GOD is Gabriel, and more so when his ex shows up. What has Gabe been hiding from her? Can s ...more
    Nalou
    3 stars

    I was at first really excited about this book based on the fact it involved sort of the texting trope, which is not something so usual in romance books but that I usually adore. In this case, I can safely say that I overall had a good time reading it, but didn't love it.

    I loved Jen's personality, so big and full, her optimism and generosity most of all is what sold me. Gabe was also an interesting character to follow, and his family made me smile if not laugh at times.

    Mostly, my problem i
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    S
    Apr 03, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
    This is a cute, wholesome, slightly silly story. Jen is having a crisis of confidence being a struggling artist that’s trying to pay her rent this month, when she gets a text from God or so she believes.

    God is actually Gabe Oliver Daly/Byrne and he’s a lawyer who is having a bit of a crisis of conscience with something his law firm is doing that he’s not on board with.

    Due to a mix up their paths cross and the story plays a bit like a Sunday evening Hallmark made for TV show. Both characters are
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    S Paschal
    Apr 05, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Jen is struggling to make it in New York. An artist, she hasn't sold a single piece since she moved to the city three years ago. Through an error, she gets a text from someone who goes by the name of G.O.D. that will change her life. Gabriel Daly (G.O.D.) thinks that he's happy and has a plan - until he isn't and he doesn't. Pushed to do things that go against his morals, he will have to make some big decisions if he wants to get on the right track.

    Brought together through a text string, the sli
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    Teresa
    Apr 09, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Think cute, goofy, delightfully sweet, faith inspiring and fun to read and you’ll think of “The Text God: An Accidentally in Love Story- Book 2”. It was predictable yet pulled all heart strings.

    The main character, dark haired artist Jen Flanders was a reluctant believer in humanity although her outlook on life bordered on blond roots. She was pass naive, but I was okay with it. Gabriel Oliver Daly also known as Byrnes/ God (I kid you not) was a really nice love interest despite growing up in “d
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    Kristen Lewendon
    Mar 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    I am so glad the authors didn’t make me wait very long for the next book in this series. They set the precedents in the first one, and this story follows those traditions. My sides are aching from laughing so hard at Jen and Gabe (and all of Gabe’s wonderfully over-the-top family). I can’t quite say that this pair were the same kind of victims of Murphy’s Law as Aimee and Noel were, because, for her part, Gabe’s mom harnessed that sucker and rides it for all she’s worth. (I think his family kind ...more
    Laura
    Apr 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    The next in the Texting series by Melanie Summers and Whitney Dineen. I like the premise, and the actuality, of this one much better than the first. Here, neither Jen nor Gabe realize they’re texting each other. Gabe thinks Jen is the sister of a family friend who he agreed to mentor/recommend for a job in his field, he is a lawyer. Jen is quite literally a starving artist, taking any job she can to stay afloat in NY while waiting for her big break as an artist. She asks for divine intervention ...more
    Ginny Muse
    Apr 05, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    This is such a cute book!
    More cutesy and cheesy than some others, but I’m ok with that. It was a good feel good rom-com.
    Jen Flanders is an aspiring artist facing hard times in NYC and prays for career help. Then comes a text to her from GOD. Jen is a bit naive and gullible. She’s open, trusting, and needs to believe that God might help her - in any way, so she texts GOD back. Of course it’s not really God, but a nice guy who comes through with a job, money, and even more help - even though it’
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    lf
    Apr 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
    Texting to the higher power

    The Text God: Text and You Shall Receive ... is the second book in the An Accidentally in Love Story series and is the story of Jen Flanders and Gabriel Oliver Daly, aka "GOD". This story had me laughing as Jen receives texts from GOD just as she is in need some some motivational support. Little does she realize that GOD is not actually the big guy up above, if you believe in that that is, and not Gabe. Before she figures it out Jen starts sending texts back with all s
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    Sheri P
    Mar 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    If you need a story that will make your heart feel lighter and give you some much needed laughs, you have to pick this one up!
    Jen is a struggling artist who is full of optimism and radiates positivity. So when she receives a random text from God, she believes it's in response to her prayers and replies. Gabe is a lawyer who has a plan for his life. After a chance encounter with Jen, he begins questioning if sticking to his plan will lead him to happiness.
    I don't know how they do it, but Whitne
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    Damaris Rivera
    Mar 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    This is the story of Jen and God, aka Gabe, aka Byrne, aka Mr. Daly. She was desperate, no money and one day after praying for help, God texted her. Without hesitation, she followed God’s instruction and got a job and met the guy. But things are not easy. The guy, Mr. Daly had a girlfriend, a bad one. This story is funny and lovely. Great and amazing characters: the noisy parents, the wise sister, the astrology guru, the scary of the world best friend, the true believer girl and the handsome law ...more
    Lisa Hoak
    Apr 05, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    This was a cute story of naive, or maybe just overly hopeful, Jen. She’s looking for a sign from the universe to help her out of a rut. Ding! A text from GOD which she believes is her sign. We know better but Jen has seen an answer to her prayers before so she doesn’t question it.

    This book isn’t about religion but the characters do believe that things happen for a reason, even if it’s not a deity. Jen meets Mr Daly, or Byrne as his family calls him. Little does she know that his actual name is G
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    Krista
    Apr 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    I thought I might have to work a little harder to engage with this book when I realized Jen seemed to really think God was texting her. However, once it became evident that she was just really looking for something to believe in, and in return to feel like someone believed in her, the mental gymnastics she went through to justify her thoughts seemed more relatable.

    Byrne and Jen made me laugh. And although this story is a lighthearted read overall, I feel like the inevitable misunderstanding that
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    Izzybear
    Apr 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    I loved this book. It’s fun, sweet and heartwarming. I loved the characters, especially Mr. and Mrs. Daly. Gabe’s parents are wonderful.
    Jen is a bit naive but such a lovely person with a big heart. She’s the type of person that tries to find the positive in everything, even the worst of situations.
    Gabe is a good businessman. He is stubborn but also very kind hearted.
    A serendipitous mix up brings these two together at a pivotal time in both their lives.
    I loved the chemistry between the two. I al
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    Judy Gittleson Hendrickson
    Apr 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    Byrne and Jen start their relationship by accident, texting, and his initials are GOD. She needs financial help and asks GOD to point her in the direction of a job, to make ends meet. He sends her to his parents pub and she gets it. Then the questions, comments and requests get much more personal... then they meet. He, in turn, hates his job as a lawyer in a large firm and has been unhappy in his current girlfriend for quite a while. Major changes in both of their lives and intense feelings they ...more
    Claire
    Mar 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    I ALWAYS enjoy reading a Whitney Dineen book. That said, I'm not sure what kind of magic she's cooked up with Melanie Summers for this one, but I laughed so much reading it and fell so hard for Gabe and Jen, that it just has to be some kind of literary spell they've cast. I actually laughed so much that my husband (who is used to me reading incessantly but rarely making him curious about what I'm reading) asked multiple times, "What's so funny? You have to read it to me now." And then he laughed ...more
    L H
    Mar 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    Sometimes you are just looking for a sign. That seemed to be the case for Jen Flanders who receives a message from GOD and sees it as the answer to her prayers instead on a misdirected text. However, that kind of positivity helps her to take the messages she gets for encouragement and keep a good attitude. How could I not have found this a wonderful story to spend time with. There are some really humorous texts that made me smile because I knew who was on the other side of the text. I liked both ...more
    Gale
    Apr 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    The whole premise of this story sounds pretty unreal…but in today’s world, it fits! I mean, really, I could find myself thinking God is texting me. Okay, for me, he might have worse news but for Jen Flanders, she receives these texts at a particularly low point in her life. And they are full of helpful advice and a wee bit of help (getting her out of tight situations.) Of course, God is really Gabriel Oliver Daly but she doesn’t know that. Fun story and both these characters certainly have issue ...more
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