Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Save the Date

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Save The Date
Thomas Nelson (February 1, 2011)
Jenny B. Jones


I write Christian fiction with a few giggles, quite a bit of sass, and lots of crazy. My novels include the Katie Parker Production series and So Not Happening. I would also like to take credit for Twilight , but somewhere I think I read you’re not supposed to lie.

When I’m not typing my heart out (or checking email), I teach at a super-sized high school in Arkansas.

My students are constantly telling me how my teaching changes their lives and turned them away from drugs, gangs, and C-SPAN.

Okay, that’s not exactly true.

Some facts that are true include:

I've always been refined!

A. I got my camera confiscated by big boys with guns at the American Embassy in Europe this past summer. O la la!

B. I once worked in a seed mill office and cleaned out mice on a regular basis. Ew.

C. I’m a former drama teacher.

D. I didn’t pass my drivers test the first time. Or the second…

E. I attract stray animals like a magnet.

F. I used to assemble and test paint ball guns for a local factory...

Since my current job leaves me with very little free time, I believe in spending my spare hours in meaningful, intellectual pursuits such as:

-watching E!

-updating my status on Facebook

-catching Will Ferrell on YouTube and

-writing my name in the dust on my furniture

I’d love to hear about you, so drop me a note. Or check me out on Facebook.


You’re invited to the engagement of the most unlikely couple of the year.

When the funding for Lucy’s non-profit job is pulled, she is determined to find out why. Enter Alex Sinclair, former professional football star and heir of Sinclair Enterprises—the primary donor to Lucy’s Saving Grace organization. Alex Sinclair has it all . . . except for the votes he needs to win his bid for Congress. Both Lucy and Alex have something the other wants. Despite their mutual dislike, Alex makes Lucy a proposition: pose as his fiancĂ©e in return for the money she desperately needs. Bound to a man who isn’t quite what he seems, Lucy finds her heart – and her future – on the line.

Save the Date is a spunky romance that will have readers laughing out loud as this dubious pair try to save their careers, their dreams . . . and maybe even a date.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Save The Date, go HERE

Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones is everything a romantic comedy should be. Lucy Wiltshire spent her youth feeling as though she never measured up to the wealthy and elite of her hometown of Charleston, and now she spends her life trying to make a better life for girls aging out of foster care by providing them with a home at Saving Grace. But her top charitable donor, Sinclair Enterprises, has pulled much of its funding due to the economy, leaving her with thirteen girls who will quickly become homeless if she can't produce some major cash fast. Alex Sinclair is heading up a campaign for Congress that seems to be doomed by his reputation as an NFL playboy. A chance encounter with Lucy shoots up his ratings when the press assumes they are a couple. Lucy is just what his campaign needs: a hometown girl with a heart of charity, so Alex approaches her with a proposition. He'll provide the money Saving Grace needs if she will pretend to date and then become engaged to him before the election. After he gets his Congressional seat, they'll announce an amicable split and go their separate ways, but that just may be far more difficult than either of them imagined. The outcome of romantic comedies, especially those pairing up complete opposites, is never in doubt from the very first page. It's the journey that takes the couples from enemies to soul mates that determines whether the book is a hit of a flop. Jones excels at writing hits. Following Lucy and Alex as they battle each other and then become best friends, and then more, is pure joy because of Jones' strong characterizations, believable plots, and zingy dialogue. There are a few hints of The Princess Diaries in Lucy's relationship with Clare, but even that is enjoyable to read. One small complaint: two sermons in a Christian fiction book are two too many; writers need to find a more clever way of bringing spiritual growth to characters. But even with that, the book is still so much fun; this is what good romance looks like. 


Jenny B. Jones said...

Wow,thank you so much!