6/24/13

Splitting Harriet - Tamara Leigh

2 Stars  :-(

ABOUT THE BOOK -
Once upon a time, I was a rebel. And I have the tattoo to prove it.
Then there was the spiked hair–the shade of which changed monthly–“colorful” language that can’t be found in your everyday sixteen-count crayon box, a pack-a-day habit, less-than-modest wardrobe, and an obsession with guitar-trashing, drum-bashing music.

Did I mention I’m also a preacher’s kid? That’s right. And like the prodigal son after whom I modeled myself, I finally saw the error of my ways and returned to the fold.

Today my life is all about “lead me not into temptation.” When I’m not serving as Women’s Ministry Director at my father’s church, I’m working at Gloria’s Morning Café. I even have worthy goals, like saving enough money to buy the café, keep my Jelly Belly habit under control, and to never again hurt the people I love. No more parties. No more unsavory activities. And no more motorcycles! You’d think I was finally on the right track.

But since my dad’s replacement hired a hotshot church consultant to revive our “dying” church, things aren’t working out as planned. And now this “consultant” says I’m in need of a little reviving myself. Just who does this Maddox McCray think he is anyway? With his curly hair that could use a good clipping, tattoo that he makes no attempt to hide, and black leather pants, the man is downright dangerous. In fact, all that’s missing is a motorcycle. Or so I thought… But if he thinks he’s going to take me for a ride on that 1298cc machine of his, he can think again. Harriet Bisset is a reformed woman, and she’s going to stay that way. Even if it kills me!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Tamara Leigh is the bestselling author of Perfecting Kate and Stealing Adda. Her first seven novels earned awards and became national bestsellers, but Tamara was dissatisfied that the stories were not God-honoring. In 2003 she determined to write books that more directly represented her faith. Tamara and her husband, David, live with their two young sons in Tennessee.

Visit her at her website - HERE


MY REVIEW -
There is nothing terrible about this book! So please don't get the wrong idea. This book just was not for me. I could not get into it no matter how hard I tried. I normally read between 100 - 150 pages a day (sometimes more) and it took me 4 days to get to page 25! I thought the book cover was real cute and the storyline sounded great. I just couldn't get a feel for the characters and it seemed a little scattered to me.

Just in the 50 pages I did read the one thing I did like was her strange addiction to Jelly Bellies and her talk about the different flavors. This was cute and fun.
"What's your favorite flavor?"
Thinks he's connected with me does he? "Tossup between coconut and margarita."
"I like margarita, but you can keep the coconut - tastes like soap." 
I know! right???? Thats exactly why I do not like coconut! It reminds me of suntan oil. While I like the smell of suntan oil, I do not want to eat it!

This book got great reviews from... well from everybody else! So I guess its just me!
So obviously don't listen to my review - go out and get your own copy!
Thank you "Blogging for Books" for sending me this book for my honest review!

Get it from B&N - HERE
And form Amazon - HERE

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