Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Greetings from the Flipside by Rene Gutteride and Cheryl McKay (Review)

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Greetings from the Flipside
B&H Books (October 15, 2013)
by
Rene Gutteridge


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Rene is the author of seventeen novels. She also has extensive experience writing comedy sketches, and worked for five years as the director of drama for a church. She has a degree specializing in Screenwriting, for which she earned the Excellence in Mass Communication Award, and graduated magna cum laude.

She is married to Sean, a musician and worship leader, and has two children. They reside in Oklahoma, where Rene writes full time and enjoys instructing in college classrooms and writers conferences.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Hope Landon has been rewriting other people's greeting cards since she was six years old -- there's always a funnier caption. She's all set to chase those creative dreams with her musician fiance in New York City until he leaves Hope at the altar, deciding he must not really love this girl if he can't write a song for her. That may give her something to write about . . .

Hope disappears alone on what was supposed to be the couple's month long honeymoon. Upon returning she learns of her funeral -- everyone in her life concluded Hope must have killed herself after being jilted. Needing a fresh start more than ever, she heads for the Big Apple only to discover it's not that easy to rent a place when you've been declared dead.

Taking shelter at the YWCA, Hope soon lands a job at a Christian inspirational greeting card company as an assistant to Jake, a guy who shut down his organization's humor department. She has lost her faith in love; he needs to find something or someone that will make him laugh.

Is there anything in the cards for these two? Find out in the truly original Greetings from the Flipside by authors Rene Gutteridge (Boo) and Cheryl McKay (screenplay for The Ultimate Gift).

If you would like to read the first chapter of >Greetings from the Flipside, go HERE.

My Review:

I loved this book. It's different which is refreshing. The characters and plot are interesting and well written. Hope Landon is the main character and she is jilted at the alter in the beginning of the book. She is hit over the head with something by a girl on the street which leaves her in a coma. The book alternates between her life while she is in the coma at the hospital and her alternate life she's living in her dream. In her dream she goes on the honeymoon by herself comes back her Mom had her declared dead so she moves to New York. She gets a job at the greeting card company and meets some more interesting characters. Jake seems like such a sweet cute guy in both worlds.There is a lot of humor among the more serious moments. I love the ending. This is a great contemporary Christian book. I read it in one day. Highly Recommended. :)

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