You never know when I might play a wild card on you!
and the book:
FaithWords (March 13, 2009)
Ray Blackston of Greenville, South Carolina, worked as a buyer and a broker for eleven years before cashing in his modest 401k and leaving his corporate cubicle to write full time. He serves on the missions committee of his church, has traveled to rural Ecuador on a summer missions program, and coaches his seven-year-old nephew, Action Jackson, in T-Ball.
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List Price: $13.99
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: FaithWords (March 13, 2009)
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Texas Tech student Kyle Mango is attending a fraternity party when he meets Gretchen, an artsy animal lover whose independent spirit immediately sparks his attention. But after a month of bliss, they suddenly find themselves in rough waters. When Kyle inherits four oil wells from his uncle, he sees his affluence as an opportunity to impress Gretchen. But just before he makes his move, Gretchen hears news of an oil tanker spilling its load near the coast of Alaska. Leaving Kyle behind in Texas, she joins a group of campus activists in Alaska for the summer to clean oil from suffering birds.
Kyle is torn between managing his business--and being left lonely in the Lone Star state--and risking everything to fly to Alaska to pursue Gretchen. The young oil man soon discovers that oil slicks are nothing compared to relational slicks. The early bird may get the worm, but the oily bird can ruin romance! Through it all, Kyle explores faith in God and His power to change lives.
I love Ray Blackston. My favorite will always be his first series, Flabbergasted. Last Mango in Texas is his most recent. I enjoyed it and his trademark wit. He writes a type of book that I would classify as Christian Chick Lit for guys but girls like it too. It is a creative, fun, and interesting book. I loved the characters and the plot line. Recommended!