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Greetings from the Flipside
B&H Books (October 15, 2013)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Rene is the author of seventeen novels. She also has extensive experience writing comedy sketches, and worked for five years as the director of drama for a church. She has a degree specializing in Screenwriting, for which she earned the Excellence in Mass Communication Award, and graduated magna cum laude.
She is married to Sean, a musician and worship leader, and has two children. They reside in Oklahoma, where Rene writes full time and enjoys instructing in college classrooms and writers conferences.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Hope Landon has been rewriting other people's greeting cards since she was six years old -- there's always a funnier caption. She's all set to chase those creative dreams with her musician fiance in New York City until he leaves Hope at the altar, deciding he must not really love this girl if he can't write a song for her. That may give her something to write about . . .
Hope disappears alone on what was supposed to be the couple's month long honeymoon. Upon returning she learns of her funeral -- everyone in her life concluded Hope must have killed herself after being jilted. Needing a fresh start more than ever, she heads for the Big Apple only to discover it's not that easy to rent a place when you've been declared dead.
Taking shelter at the YWCA, Hope soon lands a job at a Christian inspirational greeting card company as an assistant to Jake, a guy who shut down his organization's humor department. She has lost her faith in love; he needs to find something or someone that will make him laugh.
Is there anything in the cards for these two? Find out in the truly original Greetings from the Flipside by authors Rene Gutteridge (Boo) and Cheryl McKay (screenplay for The Ultimate Gift).
If you would like to read the first chapter of >Greetings from the Flipside, go HERE.
If you thought the synopsis of this book was unique and interesting, I'm here to tell you the story is even more unique than it appears!
I first heard about this book a few months ago, it really intrigued me. So when I was given the opportunity to review it, I jumped at the chance!
I pleased to say that I loved this book! I was drawn into the story from the first page! I hated to put the book down, I read one hundred pages in a single sitting and finished it the next day!
There really isn't anything I didn't like about this book! There are some key plot points that aren't mentioned in the synopsis (But I understand why they weren't!) which some people may view as weird or bizarre, although I personally loved it and thought it was perfect! Sorry to be so vague but I don't want to risk giving away any spoilers! I know this review is kinda short but I honestly don't know what else to say, besides I loved, loved, LOVED this book! This book would make an awesome movie!
To sum up, Greetings From The Flipside is a fun, unputdownable read which I highly recommend. I know I'll definitely be reading it again many times in the future!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via CFBA in exchange for an honest review. The above is my honest opinion. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.