I’m not sure if it was the fresh baked chocolate cobbler or heart-shaped pumpkin, chocolate chip muffins, or the chocolate cake with drizzled chocolate icing that threw me off or the heavenly aroma of coffee, but I forgot to get a picture of our Faith Readers book club group–and we had a brand new member!
For the month of February, we read the romantic comedy, Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones.
It was pretty funny as we sat around eating dessert and sipping coffee because no one had tons to say. Why? We were all in agreement! For once!
Here’s some of the things that were said:
“I didn’t want to read this book. I’m not a fan of romance, but a few pages in, I was like, ‘hey, this book is really good’.”
“I thought the comedy and the romance was a perfect blend.”
“My favorite part of the whole book? She was a size ten!”
We talked about who we pictured playing the part in a movie, because this book could most definitely be right up there with some of the best romantic comedies.
No one thought the girl on the cover fit their profile of Lucy, the main character, but after a long discussion and a second…or third piece of cake, it was agreed if Kate Hudson put on about 30 pounds she could play Lucy.
Some more thoughts:
“I loved the scene when she was took off down the sidewalk in her pajamas and he drove along beside her.”
“I loved the prayer with the new quirky Christians, “like a gold card, Lord, like a gold card!“
“I loved when the Youth Pastor had the teenagers nail lies the enemy had been telling them to the cross. I think that’s a great idea. Lucy had been believing lies so long too.”
“I don’t know how I’d feel if I found out a lie about my family.”
We talked about forgiveness, lies the enemy tells us about who we are and what we can’t do.
It wasn’t a simple, light-hearted read. The theme was deep, at times a tear-jerker, but the mix of relevant humor and fun gave us breathing room and things to laugh out loud about. Literally laugh out loud.
Out of 5 stars, we rated it a 4!
Here’s a peek:
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