Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Love Finds You in Holiday, Florida by Sandra D Bricker

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Love Finds You in Holiday, Florida

(Summerside Press - November 1, 2009)


Sandra D. Bricker


For more than a decade, Author Sandra D. Bricker lived in Los Angeles. While writing in every spare moment, she worked as a personal assistant and publicist to some of daytime television's hottest stars. When her mother became ill in Florida, she walked away from that segment of her life and moved across the country to take on a new role: Caregiver.

One of Sandie's passions revolves around the rights of animals. She's been involved in fundraising for Lost Angels Animal Rescue for several years now; in fact, a portion of the proceeds of Love Finds You in Holiday, Florida will go to help the non-profit group with their expenses. And Lost Angels paid her back in a big way: They brought a free-spirited Collie named Sophie into her life after the loss of her 15-year companion Caleb.

It was her 8th novel that opened the door to finding her way as a writer.

In Sandie's words: "I guess most people would see my career as a publicist as a sort of dream job. But giving it up turned out to be the best thing that could have happened to me!" she declares. "Not only was I given the gift of getting to know my mother as an adult woman before she passed away, but I was also afforded the blessing of being able to focus completely on my dream of a writing career. I'm a Christian woman, first and foremost, so it was a bit of a dream-come-true when Summerside Press chose me as one of two authors to launch their new Love Finds You line."


Lawyer Cassie Constantine has no plans to stay in Florida. She's here just long enough to sell her late husbands vacation house, a tacky bungalow she's always despised then she'll hightail it back to her gracious Boston brownstone.

But the place needs more work than Cassie bargained for. What's more, her widow status is like a target on her back and the elderly matchmakers around town manage to sidetrack her mission at every turn.

Holiday is a landmine of golf tournaments, ballroom dancing competitions, shuffleboard and day trips. But the biggest obstacle of all? Richard Dillon, the stuffed shirt she's paired with on the dance floor.

Cassie had always considered herself uptight but Richard won't take a walk on the beach without his socks and shoes! There's one little problem he makes her heart beat faster than the rhythm of the quickstep. Can Cassie and Richard let loose long enough to have a little fun?

If you would like to read the prologue and first chapter of Love Finds You in Holiday, Florida, go HERE.

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My thoughts:

I think this has got to be one of the most amusing books I've read in quite some time...and I found myself not just chuckling, but outright laughing numerous times throughout the story (Chapter 11 especially). A number of memorable supporting characters (Millicent and the Hootzes) were a nice complement to Richard and Cassie and added their own mirth to the story. A bit of intrigue, plenty of humor, and warm setting were just what I needed after suffering through my own Christmas holiday break with 14+" of windblown snow and temperatures below 0°. Definitely a great book if you need to rid yourself of the Winter blaah's.

1 comment:

justin said...

The review of the book is pretty nice. I have never read any book of Sandra but I think this is something cool and read at least once so I am looking forward to read it out. Thanks for bringing it in my knowledge.
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