Wednesday, June 23, 2010

On My Nightstand - Splitting Harriet by Tamara Leigh

Torn by her past, Harriet Bisset works hard at the Christian life. When Maddox McCray comes to town as a church consultant, his unorthodox ways scare her silly. After all she left motorcycles and the wild life behind. She doesn't want the old Harriet raising her ugly head.

Tamara Leigh's themes of forgiveness and grace run through this fast-reading, chick lit tale. Harriet, Maddox, and the crew from First Grace made it hard to put this book down. Oh...and I now have this bizarre craving for Jelly Bellys.

If you're looking for a great summer read, this book fits the bill.

24 comments:

Heather Sunseri said...

Sounds like a great read. And I love Jelly Bellys.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Heather -

Splitting Harriet was light, funny, and yet had a strong spiritual theme.

Personally, I'd reach for chocolate. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Emily Ann Benedict said...

Wow, this sounds great. It's been so long since I've read chick-lit. Sometimes it's just nice to have a ligh-hearted read.
Thanks for sharing, Susan. :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Emily -

This is a fairly new genre for me. I found I enjoy Tamara's style and her penchant for characters with interesting food preferences.

Blessings,
Susan :)

patti said...

Have heard great things about Tamara's writing. This is the time to dive in.

Blessings,
Patti

kristen said...

Sounds really fun. thanks for letting us know about it. It's gonna have to go on my TBR list.
Thanks

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kristen -

Thanks for stopping by. Whew, I could sure use that pool pictured on your blog. It's HOT here!

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Patti -

The reports you heard were true. She's excellent.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Jessica Nelson said...

Sounds adorable. :-)

Karen Lange said...

Sounds like a fun read! Thanks for sharing your thoughts:)
Blessings,
Karen

Jennie Allen said...

Thanks Susan!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jennie -

You're welcome. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

It was a fun read. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

Tamara writes such unique characters. I felt like I knew them.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Shmologna said...

The whole "jelly belly" thing makes me curious.

I'd like to read this one, if I can ever get through the stack of books on my nightstand!

Thanks for the review.

~Britt

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Britt -

The Jelly Bellys added some funny moments to the story. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Maria I. Morgan said...

Hmmmm...forgiveness & grace sound like a winning combination! How many books do you read, Susan? I admire the fact that you post book reviews so often! I love reading - and jelly bellys, too!

I always appreciate your stops by Life Lessons. In response to your comment - Great point! If our legacy is to be the God-honoring kind, we have to be emptied of self and filled with His Spirit! Thank you for your words of encouragement. Have a blessed weekend! :)

Shmologna said...

Susan....I accidently DELETED the wonderful comment you put on my blog today. I did get a chance to read it first, thank goodness.

That was some of the best advice I've had. Perhaps I'm rushing myself. And, I do want two manuscripts to have when I start submitting.

I also need to focus on my devotion submissions as well.

Thanks again. Sorry I deleted it. I thought I posted it but it was all gone.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Maria -

I try to read a book a week, occasionally two. Thanks for stopping by. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Britt -

Ah, the joys of blogging. I've had a few similar mishaps. I'm glad you were able to read it.

If you need to chat, feel free to email me. susanjreinhardt (at) gmail (dot) com

Blessings,
Susan :)

Sandra Heska King said...

Sounds like one to add to the to-be-read pile! Thanks.

I'd take M&M's over Jelly Bellys. ;)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sandra -

That's so funny! My preference is also M&M's.

The author's use of Jelly Bellys made me think of them, and I don't even like them. In my mind, they're linked to comfort food and humor.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Diane said...

You know I love her! Have a great weekend and enjoy your new porch. :O)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Diane -

I'm also enjoying her writing. Sometimes I need a break from the heavy stuff. She makes me laugh.

Blessings,
Susan :)