Monday, August 26, 2013

Splitting Harriet

Splitting Harriet
By Tamara Leigh

About the book:
Once upon a time, I was a rebel. And I have the tattoo to prove it.

Then there was the spiked hair–the shade of which changed monthly–“colorful” language that can’t be found in your everyday sixteen-count crayon box, a pack-a-day habit, less-than-modest wardrobe, and an obsession with guitar-trashing, drum-bashing music.

Did I mention I’m also a preacher’s kid? That’s right. And like the prodigal son after whom I modeled myself, I finally saw the error of my ways and returned to the fold.

Today my life is all about “lead me not into temptation.” When I’m not serving as Women’s Ministry Director at my father’s church, I’m working at Gloria’s Morning Café. I even have worthy goals, like saving enough money to buy the café, keep my Jelly Belly habit under control, and to never again hurt the people I love. No more parties. No more unsavory activities. And no more motorcycles! You’d think I was finally on the right track.

But since my dad’s replacement hired a hotshot church consultant to revive our “dying” church, things aren’t working out as planned. And now this “consultant” says I’m in need of a little reviving myself. Just who does this Maddox McCray think he is anyway? With his curly hair that could use a good clipping, tattoo that he makes no attempt to hide, and black leather pants, the man is downright dangerous. In fact, all that’s missing is a motorcycle. Or so I thought… But if he thinks he’s going to take me for a ride on that 1298cc machine of his, he can think again. Harriet Bisset is a reformed woman, and she’s going to stay that way. Even if it kills me!(less)

My thoughts:

" Splitting Harriet" is a lot of fun to read. I love have Tamara Leigh continues her witty voice from Perfecting Kate.

Harriet grew up a preachers kid and then went off on her own. Know she has returned to her faith and is working in her fathers former church. A the director of Woman's ministry she is trying to make sure the church isn't changing too much. Yes, Harriet wants to make sure the church doesn't become too contemporary!

However, the rest of the church doesn't see it her way and decides to hire a consultants to change things up. Maddox McCray shows up and everything becomes awkward, he has the nerve to tell Harriet that she needs to change.

My favorite part of this whole book was the quirky sense of humor while presenting a convicting message.

*I received this book free for review from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers*

Rating: 5 carats

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