Table For One

Table For OneSuccessful Stockbroker Lucy Brocklehurst Hasn T Had A Date In Four Years In A Town Where The Ratio Of Single Women To Men Is, She S Determined To Wait On God For The Perfect Mate As Long As It S The Hot New Youth Pastor At Her Church Lucy Will Do Anything To Get His Attention, Including Volunteering For The Youth Group Through A Series Of Misadventures On The Teen Outings, Lucy Finds Herself Falling In Love With A Kindhearted Chaperone Named Edgar Flowers But When Their Relationship Grows Serious, Lucy Discovers The Lengths His Recently Widowed Mother Will Go To In Order To Keep Them Apart What Starts Out As Harmless Interference Turns Into An All Out Tug Of War, With Edgar As The Prize Will Lucy Crumble Under The Scrutiny Of Her Would Be Mother In Law Or Can Lucy And Edgar S Budding Romance Survive The Schemes Of His Meddling Mom Lucy s life is a series of calamities most minor, many of her own doing They make for a comical story of a single Christian woman s quest to find her place.As a Catholic, single women pursuing pastors is something I have zero experience with, but I read it often enough in Christian fiction and see how it makes for interesting reading about what must be a somewhat common experience.Lucky for Lucy, she soon discerns which guy is for her But crotchety no, just plain mean Mrs Flowers is in the way Despite the light touch the author gives this story, I felt real sympathy for Lucy, despite her own part in her near disasters At every turn, she s met with family, friends, and co workers who areinterested in meddling or chastising than coming alongside her.It all ends happily enough, of course An enjoyable read filled with humor and a little food for thought. Product DescriptionSuccessful stockbroker Lucy Brocklehurst hasn t had a date in four years In a town where the ratio of single women to men is 7 1, she s determined to wait on God for the perfect mate as long as it s the hot new youth pastor at her church Lucy will do anything to get his attention, including volunteering for the youth group Through a series of misadventures on the teen outings, Lucy finds herself falling in love with a kindhearted chaperone named Edgar Flowers But when their relationship grows serious, Lucy discovers the lengths his recently widowed mother will go to in order to keep them apart What starts out as harmless interference turns into an all out tug of war, with Edgar as the prize Will Lucy crumble under the scrutiny of her would be mother in law Or can Lucy and Edgar s budding romance survive the schemes of his meddling mom My review Table for One was laugh out loud funny I mean really funny I felt bad for poor Lucy who seemed to makebad decisions than good ones, but I loved her anyway She was a great heroine Edgar was a fabulous hero, too, even if he was a momma s boy I don t think I would ve handled his mother as graciously as Lucy had My favorite line in the story is Cricket Cricket That is during a part of the story where everything stops and no one makes a sound Isn t that a fabulous way to describe how things go quiet and everyone stares at you I totally loved the author s voice and I think she did a great job with the first person present tense point of view That is very difficult, but she pulled it off And this story was mercifully free of cliches The hilarious thoughts and comments that Lucy had were incredibly well thought out and very funny This story touched my heart and tickled my funny bone at the same time The spiritual arc was superb I just can t say enough good things about Table for One I m thoroughly impressed I picked this novel up after having read the recently released Shadows of Hope by the same author because I was looking for a lighter read and curious to readof the author s writing I loved the premise Lucy Brocklehurst is a successful stockbroker who has her eye on the new youth pastor, but through a series of misadventures, she finds herself taking notice of the quiet, kind of nerdy Edgar Flowers The problem His mother is definitely NOT quiet and is determined to keep them apart.This is written in a chick lit voice solely from Lucy s point of view and in first person, present tense , and I loved the writing style, but the characters bordered on being caricatures at times, and I found several of Lucy s misadventuresembarrassing than humorous Lucy is also somewhat immature at the beginning of the novel, and I had hoped to see evidence of her maturation as the story progressed, but it seems to come rather suddenly at the end, leaving me less than convinced.I highly recommend Shadows of Hope, but Table for One didn t quite make it for me.

Georgiana Daniels resides in the beautiful mountains of Arizona with her super generous husband and three talented daughters She graduated from Northern Arizona University with a bachelor s degree in public relations, and now has the privilege of homeschooling by day and wrestling with the keyboard by night She enjoys sharing God s love through fiction, and is exceedingly thankful for her own ha

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  • Paperback
  • 248 pages
  • Table For One
  • Georgiana Daniels
  • English
  • 24 July 2018
  • 9781601541673

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