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Can I Get an Amen? by Sarah Healy
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Mar 08, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: first-reads, giveaway
Recommended to Deanna by: Won in Givaway
Read from March 21 to 29, 2012

I won this book from a Goodreads Givaway and am so happy that I did.

Ellen Carlisle has had her share of crosses to bear. She is unable to have children, her husband has left her, she has lost her job and she finds herself living at home with her parents. Her mother, the daughter of a preacher, believes prayer is the answer to Ellen's problems, which only makes Ellen roll her eyes and shake her head. She finds herself spending her days shopping and her nights bar-hopping, hoping to find the answer to her mother's prayers in the bottom of a glass. One night she does, when she meets courageous, handsome Mark, but problems soon arise. Between going through a divorce, dealing with her over-zealous mother, problems her parents are facing and a new job that brings back old rivalries, Ellen is brought to a breaking point that she is sure prayer cannot fix.

"Can I Get An Amen?" is a funny, irreverent and original novel. While some dyed-in-wool Christians may find it hard to digest, the rest of us nod our heads and smile because we've all known people in our lives who are exactly like the characters in this book. Sarah Healy has done an excellent job with this debut novel of creating flawed but likable characters who we want to root for even when they have hit rock bottom. I enjoyed this novel and look forward to Ms. Healy's next novel.
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