Monday, October 22, 2012

Sandwich with a Side of Romance by Krista Phillips (Review)

  • Paperback: 320 pages

  • Publisher: Abingdon Press (September 2012)

  • ISBN-13: 978-1426745928

  • About the book:

    She moved to Sandwich, Illinois, in search of a new life, but ended up in a giant pickle.

    Sandwich represents hope for 20-year-old Maddie Buckner and Kyle, the 11-year-old brother Maddie wants to spring out of foster care. Then she loses her new job after less than a day. It’s all Reuben-the-Jerk’s fault, and she’s determined to make him right the wrong.

    He does so, reluctantly, by giving her a job at his restaurant, The Sandwich Emporium. Then crazy things start happening at the restaurant, and Kyle’s foster parents apply to adopt him. To stop it all, Maddie must learn the art of humbling herself and accepting the help God has arranged, risking her heart to Reuben in the process.

    And she’d rather eat a million corned-beef on rye sandwiches than do that.

    My Review:

    Maddie is a lovable character. She is a new Christian trying to be the best she can. The characters are interesting and seem real. I love how Reuben's parents do all they can to help Maddie, a perfect stranger to them. Maddie arrives in town to start her job cutting hair and Reuben is her first haircut. Unfortunately it does not turn out as planned and she gets fired. He feels bad so he hires her to work at his restaurant. His long time girlfriend who also works at the restaurant is very unhappy about it because she feels threatened. Reuben and Maddie's lives keep intersecting and the sparks fly. This is a Christian chick lit book which I enjoyed reading. Recommended. :)

    About the author:

    Krista Phillips writes inspirational romantic comedy. She believes a sprinkle of laughter (and a wee bit of chocolate) makes everything a little better! She blogs regularly about life as a wife, mother, follower of Jesus, and mother of a child with a rare congenital heart defect at Her debut novel, "Sandwich, With a Side of Romance," releases in September, 2012.

    1 comment:

    Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

    This one sounds fun. Sometimes chick lit is just what you need to escape and relax. I love the premise.

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