Although I have a full weekend of book events to attend, and another book to write, I still make time for my Weekend Read. It has been a tradition since I founded The Suwanee Social Reading Club ten years ago. A bubble bath and a good book on the weekend. Great stuff. So this is my pick for this weekend read. Kim Cash Tate’s Faithful (Thomas Nelson/Women of Faith, 2010, Christian Fiction)
Synopsis: Cydney Sanders thought she knew God's plan for her life. She'd marry, have kids, and then snap her body back into shape with Tae Bo. But she's celebrating her fortieth birthday as the maid of honor at her little sister's wedding . . . and still single. Why would God give her this desire to marry, but no husband? And why is her life suddenly complicated by the best man--who's the opposite of what she wants in a husband?
Cydney's best friend Dana has the perfect marriage. But when Dana discovers her husband's affair, her world goes into a tailspin. And Phyllis is out of hope after six years of unanswered prayers for her husband to find faith. When she runs into an old friend who is the Christian man she longs for, she's faced with an overwhelming choice.
With life falling apart around them, can these three friends trust God like never before?
The line that hooked me…
Now that she[Cyd] was one day away, she still had no problem with forty. It was the other stuff that had shown up with it—forty, never been married, childless, Bow, despite her distinguished career as a Classics professor at Washington University in St. Louis, she was questioning her path and her purpose and the fact that she was forced to ring it in as maid of honor at her younger sister’s wedding…her much younger sister.
Although I have read stories with similar premises, there is something about the execution of this plot, how I immediately felt comfortable with Cyd, the rhythm of her words…I care about her. This is very important for me. I review so many books. I promote authors and I am writing my own novels, so I’ve become a book snob when it comes to my reading time. This book is worth my time. I like it so much I will be interviewing Kim for the next issue of Christian Fiction Online Magazine.
You can pick up your copy and read with me.
Of course, I have a bath luxe recommendation to go with the book. My galpal DeeDee got me hooked on J.R. Watkins Pure Lemon body oil. It’s great in the bath and as a moisturizer. Bonus: It makes you smell sweet and tingly fresh.