Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"Amy Inspired" Book Review

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Amy Inspired
Bethany House; Original edition (October 1, 2010)
Bethany Pierce


"Amy Inspired" is about a girl who is really uninspired. She wants to be a great writer but spends more time watching tv than writing. She teaches creative writing but spens so much time grading papers that she doesn't do any creative writing of her own. She lives with an aspiring writer, Zoe, who is getting published and seems to have it all together... but looks can be deceiving. Amy on the other hand is about to have her world view shaken when Eli moves in. He is a friend of Zoe's that needs a place to crash for a few days... or weeks... or longer. She doesn't want to be friends because she is oddly attracted to him but he has a long distance girlfriend. As hard as she tries, they eventually become friends and life gets more complicated.

This is what I would consider women's fiction, deals with some heavy issues, not real light hearted and while Bethany Pierce definitely has a unique voice that I'm not really used to, it's a good book.


After completing a master's in Creative Writing and working as a visiting instructor at Miami University in Ohio, Bethany Pierce now lives with her husband in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she is a member of the McGuffey Art Center and continues to write. Her first book, Feeling for Bones, was one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2007.


With rejections piling up, she could use just a little inspiration...

Amy Gallagher is an aspiring writer who, after countless rejections, has settled for a career as an English professor in small-town Ohio just to pay the bills. All her dreams suddenly start to unravel as rejections pile up--both from publishers and her boyfriend.

But just as Amy fears her life is stuck in a holding pattern, she meets the mysterious, attractive, and unavailable Eli. She struggles to walk the fine line between friendship and something more with Eli, even as staying true to her faith becomes unexpectedly complicated.

When secrets, tragedy, and poor decisions cause rifts in Amy's relationships, she must come to terms with who she's become, her unrealized aspirations for her life, and the state of her faith. Can she dare to hope that she will find love and fulfillment despite it all?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Amy Inspired, go HERE.

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