I' m a Taoist- I know odd considering I'm a white middle class mother from California and oh yeah, I'm not Asian but I figure if Wayne Dyer can do it so can I. After all gotta love any philosophy that can be wrapped up in 88 stanza's. Maybe L. Ron Hubbard would have more fanatics, I mean followers, if he had figured that out earlier. Have you read his book? I mean tried to read it because who can get past the first 100 pages? Hello, anyone heard of editing?
That being said I have a special place in my heart for Christian Fiction. So their God doesn't entirely match mine- BFD. My absolute favorite is Erynn Mangum, especially her Lauren Holbrook series. You can check Erynn's blog out at http://erynnm.blogspot.com/. Anyone who likes coffee as much as I do is ok peeps in my book.
Lauren Holbrook is a 20 something Cristian young woman with a crazy fun family and truly awesome friends that has one very special hobby. She is a matchmaker. Yep the good old fashioned Emma type who just wants to see everyone happy and matched up. I know appeals to my inner hopeless romantic too.
In Miss Match she sets out to match Nick, her singles' pastor, to Ruby, her anal retentive, neurotic coworker.
In Rematch best friend Brandon and new friend Hannah, two unsuspecting pals, don't realize they are perfect for each other in every way. Lauren's single father also unexpectedly falls in love as she, herself starts to get closer to friend Ryan.
In MatchPoint tables are turned and Lauren and her boyfriend, Ryan,are on the receiving end of matchmaking. They devise a plan to make it look as if they’ve broken up so people will get off their backs about marriage.
Lauren is one of those character's you wished existed in real life- she's fun, carefree, happy, would make an awesome girlfriend. All three books are filled with truly humorous scenes. I love books that can make you laugh out loud in public places and make perfect strangers stare at you as though you're mental. It's just one of my little hobbies. Also as a former librarian, I've installed an insane reading ethic in my bastard offspring. It's really nice to be able to share a book like this with the girl and not have to worry she's learning way more about sex than I'm ready for.
I haven't read Erynn's newest and latest yet, Cool Beans but I'm looking forward to picking it up at ye' old Crack Den (Borders) later today.