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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Nothing but Trouble by Susan May Warren (Book Review)

Title: Nothing but Trouble
Author: Susan May Warren
Publisher/Publication Date: Tyndale House, April 2009

I read this book for the First Wild Card Tour that was yesterday (oops!) I spent 9 hours on the road yesterday and completely lost track of all dates! I can see that it is going to take me a few days to get back on track with my postings!

First sentence: PJ Sugar would never escape trouble.

I really hate using the canned synopsis' of books - but since I am drowning, I am going to for the next few.

About the book: (from Barnes and Noble website) PJ Sugar knows three things for sure:

After traveling the country for ten years hoping to shake free from the trail of disaster that's become her life, she needs a fresh start.

The last person she wants to see when she heads home for her sister's wedding is Boone her former flame and the reason she left town.

Her best friend's husband absolutely did not commit the first murder Kellogg, Minnesota, has seen in more than a decade.

What PJ doesn't know is that when she starts digging for evidence, she'll uncover much more than she bargained for - a deadly conspiracy, a knack for investigation, and maybe, just maybe, that fresh start shes been longing for.

My thoughts: I just found another series that is going to be a "must read" for me. PJ Sugar is delightful! She is flawed, which shows her humanity and also makes you want to be her cheerleader. She is also trying very hard to be the person that she can be in Christ, but because of all the trouble she has "found" in her life - it takes her awhile to realize that Christ sees beyond the troubles and the flaws.

PJ returns to Kellogg as a favor to her sister, Connie. Connie is getting married and their mother just broke her ankle - so she needs to find someone fast to watch her 4 year old son while she is on her honeymoon. PJ hasn't been back in Kellogg since she left town 10 years before, right after her high school graduation. She had been accused unjustly of arson at the country club - an accusation that her boyfriend, Boone, doesn't deny - even though he knows that it wasn't her. And where is her sister getting married? Said country club. Talk about walking out of the present right back into the past. She shows up at the club an hour before the wedding is to take place - and before the day is over has been in the midst of a struggle involving an old teacher and her best friend's husband - ran into Boone, who is now a police detective - tried to corral Davy, her 4 year old nephew - and wonders why the more things change the more they stay the same!

This book was a very quick read - but very entertaining. The host of characters ranges from PJ and Boone, to her sister's new Russian in-laws, Jeremy - a "pizza delivery guy" , and believe it or not, a goat! I am definitely watching for the next book in this series - as the ending of this one left us with an interesting scenario for PJ's personal life that I am hoping will be explored!

Nothing but Trouble
Publisher/Publication date: Tyndale House Publishing, April 2009
ISBN: 9781414313122
352 pages


Anonymous said...

This sounds very cute, and I love the name "PJ Sugar"!!!

Sheila Deeth said...

Sounds like something I'd enjoy.


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