Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Save the Date - Jenny B. Jones
Lucy is working her dream of operating a girls’ home that helps transition kids out of the foster system and into adulthood. She meets a former football star and underwear model turned politician who is in the middle of a campaign. When the paparazzi misunderstand their relationship his low ratings shoot sky-high. Her nonprofit is struggling for funding, and he proposes a temporary relationship with worthwhile benefits to both parties.
The only critique I offer is that I didn't fully understand how someone from her challenging background had taken the idea of the girls’ home and made it a reality. With the upfront cost of such a venture, this took a little imagination.
But don't allow this to stop you from enjoying the book! The plot moves along at a super-fast pace with zero lag time and no "filler" content. Even though this has a contemporary setting, it took me way out of my box and into a world of nonprofits, a political campaign, and the glamour of celebrities. I give this a 5-star because it is one of the best in its genre. If you like chick-lit, read and be edified. I even pulled my journal out and took notes.