Monday, November 12, 2007

Splitting Harriet by Tamara Leigh

Book Summary: Preacher’s kid and prodigal Harriet Bisset returned to her church and her family in Franklin, Tennessee, seven years ago. Once the proud owner of two tattoos and a nose ring, Harri is now addicted to Jelly Bellys in lieu of hangovers and Bible verses in lieu of foul language.

The good news is that she has everything under control: a part-time position as director of women’s ministry, a church family that adores her, a rent-free home in a senior mobile home park, and the possibility of owning the café where she waitresses. Nothing could tempt Harri to return to her old ways. Nothing but a 1298 cc, liquid-cooled, sixteen-valve, in-line four-cylinder motorcycle—and the church consultant riding it.

Reformed rebel Maddox McCray’s arrival at First Grace spells C-H-A-N-G-E for the dying church. And it just might mean change for Harri when Maddox sets out to convince her that even Christians are allowed to have fun.

The story of a prodigal daughter’s transformation, Splitting Harriet reminds readers of God’s delight in forgiving, loving, and enjoying the ride.

Tamara Leigh, author of christian romance, inspirational fiction and award winning historical romance novels

Author Bio: Tamara Leigh’s first novel, Warrior Bride, was published in 1994 and was followed by six more bestselling, award-winning historical romances for Bantam, HarperCollins, and Dorchester. Leigh’s inspirational chick lit debut, Stealing Adda, was published in 2006 to great critical acclaim. Leigh has also written for Romantic Times magazine and been a guest speaker for WaldenBooks’s corporate conference. Leigh lives outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband and two sons and enjoys time with her family, volunteer work, faux painting, and reading. 

My thoughts: I really enjoyed this book.  The cover suggests that the book is fun to read~ and it is.  However, it's not just a book of "fluff"~ there are several layers of "issues" going on within.  Being in a leadership position in my church, I really enjoyed all the many facets of church growth that were taking place in this book~ and all the many feelings that related to these changes.  Also, I appreciated Harri's battles with herself~ she is trying so hard to keep from falling back into her old ways, that she tends to be way too hard on herself and not allow any fun to be had.  I think that anyone would enjoy this book;  I'd definitely recommend it.

I have TWO copies of Splitting Harriet to give away!

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Tell me what appeals to you about this book.

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Winners will be drawn at noon on Friday, the 16th.

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Edited 11/16 to add:  My girls have randomly selected the winners of this contest.  I will be mailing copies of Splitting Harriet to Missy and Leah this weekend!  CONGRATULATIONS, Girls!  This just goes to prove that it pays to advertise on your blog for that extra entry!  Enjoy your book!

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