by Tamara Leigh
Tamara Leigh; 2nd Edition (September 24, 2015)
Reviewed by Noela Nancarrow
5 Stars *****
Discovering grace and faith while faking it!
Take a deep breath before you begin reading the effervescent ‘Faking Grace’, because once you do you’ll inhale it so fast and laugh so hard, you’re liable to choke! This entertaining, heart-warming, and at times quite emotive tale, showcases a young woman’s jarring journey into what being a genuine Christian is all about.
Maizy Grace works part-time at a Nashville newspaper with aspirations to become an Investigative Journalist, but until she gets her big break, Maizy needs a second job to help pay the bills. So when she spies a part-time position at Steeple Side Christian Resources for a ‘committed Christian’, Maizy decides to brush up on how to look the part by reading ‘The Dumb Blonde’s Guide to Christianity’. What ensues is a hilarious and priceless comedy of blunders as Grace fakes her way into employment and then strives to maintain the façade on the job.
Providing a thorn in her side is the handsome Brit and Managing Editor Jack Prentiss, whom she first meets in the parking lot while attempting to straighten her Christian bumper sticker. That’s right, she’d only taped it on! Do his smirks and sarcasm mean he can see through her religious accessories, Jesus catch-phrases, and overly conservative fashion? If he doesn’t expose her as a fraud, then her own guilt might just do it. Things then go from bad to worse when Maizy’s newspaper boss insists that if she is to get ahead in journalism, she must dig up dirt on the staff at Steeple Side. As Maizy’s affections for Jack and her co-workers deepen, will it result in costing Maizy her new friends or her coveted career at the newspaper?
I’m in author-awe every time I read something by Tamara Leigh. A master wordsmith—her skill at penning stories rife with wit and vibrant dialogue, is unparalleled and a pleasure to read! As per usual, I fell in love with the quirky and endearing characters that graced the pages. But the fundamental message of personal integrity in ‘Faking Grace’, I believe is a great wake-up call for us all to get real before each other and God! Highly recommended!
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Newly Released, 2nd Edition - November 25, 2015
'They say you can take the girl out of the South, but you can't take the South out of the girl. This girl begs to differ.'
Click on the title here to read more: Leaving Carolina
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