Sunday, November 21, 2010

Amy Inspired Book Review and Giveaway!!

Amy Inspired

Amy Gallagher is a 30 year old single adjunct professor of English at a small university who when asked what she does for a living says she's a writer.  The only problem is that she has kept a file of rejection letters and has yet to be inspired or published.  Of course, it doesn't help that her off the wall roommate Zoe, who dabbles in writing as an obsessive hobby publishes articles here and there.  Amy is caught in a web of people in her life that tell her what to do and how to do it.  Her only sanity is in the lists she makes.  Everything then turns upside down when she meets Eli.  Eli is everything Amy is not, and of course she's highly attracted to him.  But he has a girlfriend and treats Amy like a good friend.  Eventually Amy comes to a point where she takes the pieces of her life and writes a humorous and very inspired story.

When I started reading this book, I was immediately drawn to the author's colorful descriptions and perceptions.  It also seemed that every character had a list of ultra quirky traits, but when I think about it, most of the people in my life have just as many idiosyncrasies.  I was a bit perplexed where this story was going and was disappointed when there was really no climax.  And the last part of the book really held no interest for me.  I was also not impressed with how the Christian faith was portrayed as very casual.  However, I really liked the way the story was written and enjoyed the funny and awkward interactions between the characters.  And the ending did end up nicely even if it was a bit open ended.

*This book was provided to me free of charge by Bethany House Publishers for purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of this book and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion.*

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