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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Love Finds You in Snowball, Arkansas by Sandra D. Bricker

Love Finds You in Snowball, Arkansas by Sandra D. Bricker
Publisher: Summerside Press
Genre: Contemporary; Inspirational
Length: Full
Heat: Sweet
Rating: 4.5 books
Reviewed by Orange Blossom

So what if she can't hook a fish? This city girl has a plan to snag something else...and his name is Justin. Lucy Binoche is reasonably attractive, intelligent, and fit. She has French lineage and better-than-average hair. So why is she nearly 30 and still single?

Justin Gerard is the rugged hottie new to her church's singles group. When he signs up for a camping trip in the Ozarks, Lucy loses no time writing her name on the line beneath his. There’s only one problem Lucy's idea of "roughing it" is suffering through a long line at Starbucks. She assumes she can rely on the grace of God and the assistance of her friend to get through.

But at the campsite in Snowball, Arkansas, Lucy bungles everything she attempts as she tries to impress Justin. She can't fish, hike, or ride a horse; caves make her hyperventilate; and hot-air balloons make her ill. Soon, events are snowballing out of control. Will Lucy pretend to be someone she’s not just to snag a boyfriend? Or will she discover someone who loves her just as she is?

One of the most enjoyable and laugh-out-loud funny books I’ve ever read. You don’t want to miss this one.

The character of Lucy was so endearing. She truly is a girly-girly caught in the world of the great outdoors, and nature is not working in her favor. Anything bad that could happen to her did happen on this trip. And her plans begin to ‘snowball’ out of control especially when she realizes something mind altering about herself. This book reads very much like a sweet chicklit novel. I loved the tone and humor.

All the characters were top-notch and quiet diverse from Lucy’s best bud, Matt, to Justin, the object of her affection; the cute little girl, Annie; the camp owner and cook, Betty Sue; and Lucy’s new friend, Wendy. The writing was wonderful. It really caught me up into the story and made me laugh. This book also showed the epiphany the heroine experienced as she learns what God really had planned for her life. Anyone who has been/or is in the same position as Lucy will totally relate to her and love this book.

Ms. Bricker weaved romance and humor together seamlessly. It’s fun, it’s engaging and well-written. Love Finds You in Snowball, Arkansas is a treat, one I’d definitely read again. Pick up a copy today.