Monday, November 24, 2008

Review of Faking Grace by Tamara Leigh

Faking Grace by Tamara Leigh

I just finished Faking Grace by Tamara Leigh and I have to say I loved it. Of course I am a big or might I say huge fan of romantic comedy and chick lit. This one delivers.

Maizy Grace Stewart, a journalist a little down on her luck, is in need of a part-time job to make ends meet until she gets her big break at the Nashville paper she works part-time at writing lifestyle articles but dreaming of being an investigative reporter. Of course she got her chance in Seattle, but that ended with her getting fired and landing in Nashville writing Lifestyle articles.

She pursues a job as an editors assistant at Steeple Side Christian Resources where everyone employed is... a yep you guess it...Christian. Maizy did become a Christian back in high school at a church camp but up until this point she never put much thought into what it really means. Maizy reads The Dumb Blonde's Guide to Christianity( which is funny and inciteful in a non-preachy way) to make sure she following all the "rules" to being a good Christian. She is determined to succeed at least until she can get a full time position as an investigative reporter. The only problem is Jack Prentiss, the managing editor at Steeple Side, is determined to prove she is a fraud.

When the newspaper she works for asks her to do a piece investigating the hidden dark secrets of her new friends at Steeple Side, she has to decide if she is going to deliver the dirt and complete her dream or turn to her new faith and pray for grace.

I love the way Leigh looked into the different types of Christian and how it isn't about having fish on the back of your car or wearing crosses around your neck or in your ears. Leigh did an excellent job of illustrating that life happens not matter if you are following Christ or not and it is how we as Christians turn to our faith to overcome them. Yes just like most Chicklits you know what is going to happen but even with that said I still enjoyed it and would reccomend it.

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