Friday, November 12, 2010

CFBA: Amy Inspired

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Amy Inspired
Bethany House; Original edition (October 1, 2010)
Bethany Pierce


After completing a master's in Creative Writing and working as a visiting instructor at Miami University in Ohio, Bethany Pierce now lives with her husband in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she is a member of the McGuffey Art Center and continues to write. Her first book, Feeling for Bones, was one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2007.


With rejections piling up, she could use just a little inspiration...

Amy Gallagher is an aspiring writer who, after countless rejections, has settled for a career as an English professor in small-town Ohio just to pay the bills. All her dreams suddenly start to unravel as rejections pile up--both from publishers and her boyfriend.

But just as Amy fears her life is stuck in a holding pattern, she meets the mysterious, attractive, and unavailable Eli. She struggles to walk the fine line between friendship and something more with Eli, even as staying true to her faith becomes unexpectedly complicated.

When secrets, tragedy, and poor decisions cause rifts in Amy's relationships, she must come to terms with who she's become, her unrealized aspirations for her life, and the state of her faith. Can she dare to hope that she will find love and fulfillment despite it all?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Amy Inspired, go HERE.

While you read Amy Inspired you begin to wonder how much rejection can one person take?  Amy is nearing 30, looking for love, hoping to be published and is facing difficulties in both departments!  Amy's friend Zoe can sometimes be annoying, and her mom rattles on and on about her brother's upcoming marriage, thank goodness Amy has a witty side to her!

This book isn't heavy on the Christian side but it is still inspiring as Amy learns a few things about herself.  Will she give love a chance and go for her dreams or will she allow herself to be rejected once again?  After all, how much lower can you get than having your boyfriend break up with you in the cafeteria where you work?

All in all this is a fun read, there are a few messages here, but nothing too heavy!

**Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers book review blogger program and have chosen to post a review for the CFBA program as well. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.


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