June 7, 2006

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Welcome to Book Bargains & Previews!

Since they are fiction titles for college age young adults, today's books are being previewed by my twenty-something children Jenilee and TJ.  As I mentioned before, it used to be difficult to find good reading material for older teens - college age, but thankfully Christian publishers are seeing the need and are producing some really great titles.  Be sure to check them out!

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Consider Lilly
by Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt

Lily Traywick thinks she must have been adopted. It’s easier than believing she’s actually related to Jane and Roland Traywick, her power-couple parents who own Traywick’s of San Francisco, the most chichi department store on the West Coast. While her parents party with Muccia in Milan and Gabbana in Paris, Lily hangs out at home in ratty jeans and an old T-shirt. She loves softball, guys, and Jesus, and she’s eager to make her own way in the world. Feeling that her life is on hold, she turns to her best friend Reagan Axness. Reagan, a fashionista who has it all, offers just the solution: a major life makeover.

Lily is soon dressing in the latest must-have fashions and pursuing a writing career. She’s even dating the “perfect” guy. But does he love her for who she really is? And will he be able to resist the tempting seductress who has her eye on him? As Lily’s old friends question her new way of life, and public scandal, family drama, and technological disasters add to her confusion, Lily is forced to consider whether her quest to have it all will cause her to lose everything that matters.

Hot off their debut success, Emily Ever After, “good-girl” chick-lit trailblazers Dayton and Vanderbilt return with a witty, refreshingly real story of a young woman’s adventures in the high-powered world of San Francisco high fashion.



I just loved this book and really enjoy the writing of these two authors.  The best thing about Consider Lily is that the story line was very realistic and contemporary.  While it does touch on issues of faith, it doesn't give any unrealistic expectations...you don't come away feeling like you don't measure up, but rather that you can relate to the lives of the characters. It discusses Christian dating as opposed to dating others of different faiths and it gave me food for thought.

This book also touched on following your own dreams and finding and pursuing your life's purpose, no matter what the obstacles.

It was very easy reading and kept my attention; I didn't want to put it down. I highly recommend this book for college age women.

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Got Teens?Flabbergasted
By Ray Blackston

Blackston gives a whole new meaning to modern dating practices. Jay Jarvis, a successful stock broker, decides that the best way to meet eligible woman is to join a church singles group. The ensuing misadventures are delightful as Jay meets quirky people, including a Caddie-driving speed demon, an insightful African-American janitor, and. . .the perfect woman. The only problem is that she's a missionary in Ecuador. As Jay becomes a much wiser man, Peterson generously introduces us to a lively menagerie as he recites poetry, delivers chat-up lines, and reads Bible quotes from a surfboard. Old-fashioned charm is still to be found in contemporary America.


  • TJ's

    Finally!  A fiction book for guys in their twenties!  The author has a light style that makes an enjoyable read and there is no illicit sex, bad words, racial slurs, or crime.  I really enjoyed this book.

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