Monday, September 10, 2012

Faith Readers Group Review: Love Finds You in Snowball, Arkansas

A first time for all us, reading a Love Finds You line. But we chose Sandra D. Bricker's Love Finds You in Snowball, Arkansas!

I made a Bavarian cream butter braid, well I at least let it rise and baked it. I can't even braid my own hair, like I could do it with dough?

I was thinking about bringing those Snowball desserts by Little Debbie, but I hate marshmallow. I'm not wasting money on it for joke factor. Just sayin.

I also forgot to take our picture. But we had a good turnout and an array of opinion on this book. Here's how it all went down...

"I was hooked from the first page. I laughed on the second paragraph."

"I didn't like the book at all. I thought the antics, and the fact the red-haired character named LUCY was a bit cliche and too much."

"I thought the plot was predictable, but then it's a Love Finds You so you know it's going to be a HEA. But the dialogue and humor carried the predictability."

"I took away that God has things right in front of us for our blessing, but many times we overlook them for things we think we want."

"I didn't even realize that message. Good eyes! And so true."

"I don't think she acted like a woman pushing thirty. Not in the journal entries, especially."

"I liked the whole thing. I read for escape and this book was perfect to settle in with and just live someone else's fun life. I try not to read into books. I just want an escape."

"I think I laughed on every page. It could be a romantic comedy on the big screen. I'd go see it."

"My only disappointment? She had ripe opportunity to say the phrase, 'Not a snowball's chance in...Arkansas.' and she didn't!" (that was me btw) lol 

"I'll read more of her stuff."


Star rating 1-5: 3 1/2 

Sandra Bricker
Here's a sneak peek at Love Finds You in Snowball, Arkansas: 
So what if she can't hook a fish? This city girl has a plan to snag something else...and his name is Justin.

Lucy Binoche is reasonably attractive, intelligent, and fit. She has French lineage and better-than-average hair. So why is she nearly 30 and still single?

Justin Gerard is the rugged hottie new to her church's singles group. When he signs up for a camping trip in the Ozarks, Lucy loses no time writing her name on the line beneath his. Theres only one problem Lucy's idea of "roughing it" is suffering through a long line at Starbucks. She assumes she can rely on the grace of God and the assistance of her friend to get through.

But at the campsite in Snowball, Arkansas, Lucy bungles everything she attempts as she tries to impress Justin. She can't fish, hike, or ride a horse; caves make her hyperventilate; and hot-air balloons make her ill. Soon, events are snowballing out of control. Will Lucy pretend to be someone shes not just to snag a boyfriend? Or will she discover someone who loves her just as she is?

Do you like reading romantic comedy? Ever read Sandra Bricker? Do you eat those nasty snowball treats?

15 comments:

  1. I haven't read any from this line either. I gotta say, Lucy's idea of roughing it and mine are one-in-the-same. I still covet your book group:) Food and books, how can you NOT want to join?

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  2. I adore romantic comedy...those nasty snowball treats, not so much. I'm with Susan...I want to be in your book club!

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  3. "My only disappointment? She had ripe opportunity to say the phrase, 'Not a snowball's chance in...Arkansas.' and she didn't!"

    Hahahaha! Hilarious.

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  4. You don't like marshmallows? Oh sweet Jesus, forgive her!!! (Although I'm not a fan of those snowball things either.) Haven't read too many Love Finds You books, but if I'm being honest, the ones I have read aren't my fav.

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  5. This was the first book I read of hers and it kept me chuckling!! :-) I thought it was very cute.

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  6. Those snowball thingies are disgusting! Blah! Finally...we agree on something. ;)

    And yes, I like romantic comedy, although I haven't read a whole lot of it. But I like to laugh, so I'm not sure why I haven't!

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  7. I adore romantic comedy!
    And yes, I've enjoyed Sandra's books before too! I need to add this!

    I LOVE marshmallow--but no, no processed desserts. Bleh.

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  8. I love romantic comedy too!

    Yeah, I don't like those Snowballs in a package...yuk.

    I have not read Sandra's work. I might just have to pick this one up.

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  9. I totally knew that was your quote at the end before you even told me.

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  10. I love, love, love rom-com! This book looks really fun. (And your comment cracked me up, Jessica. :))

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  11. Jessica,

    I like Sandra's work but I MUST mix it up with drama in between, otherwise, I enjoy a quick-read rom-com and Sandra never fails to deliver.

    The processed snowballs - no. But homemade, now that's something we do at Christmas. Just a few, but fun for everyone.

    Love reading the comments from your group.

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  12. Yes on romantic comedy but blech on snowballs.

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  13. oh, yes, I love romantic comedy....snowball marshmallow thingy's? No way! Ick. ;)

    It does remind of that movie...Laws of Attraction (the snowballs, not the book)

    I digress. Haven't read this book yet, but it looks fun. :)

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  14. I love the "Snowball, Arkansas"!! What a cool town name. It sounds like your group had a fun time. Aloha! (a bit warmer than Snowball) --Cheryl

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  15. I love reading romantic comedies and I've read Sandie's novels. She has a laugh-out-loud sense of humor woven through all her books -- and her characters aren't your run of the mill, I've seen 'em before kind of hero and heroine.
    I'm putting this book on my list.

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