Monday, February 14, 2011

Review of The Glory of Green!

The Glory of Green by Judy Christie is the third book in a series. Reporter Lois Barker has changed Green, Louisiana almost as much as the tight-knit community has changed her. See my review for the second book here. Lois Barker is really excited about her upcoming wedding to be married to the amazing Chris Craig, catfish enthusiast, football coach, and the perfect guy for Lois. She's had to deal with some hefty topics before, but the newspaper seems to be going great.

Then, everything gets thrown into a whirlwind... Literally.

After Lois's wedding reception is outright destroyed and Green is torn apart, Lois and her friends are left fighting to mend the brokenness of Green. Lois, her new husband, and their friends soon find the beauty that can be found in brokenness and the amazing power of God to heal. So can the team of The Green News-Item pull together to reattain the glory of Green?

Like the previous two books, I can absolutely say this book is amazing. In fact, it is my favorite in the series. It is a lighthearted book with some weighty topics. One of my favorite themes in this book is forgiveness. Lois and those close to her have been really negatively affected by the actions of a man in town, so when he seems to have turned around in the right direction, Lois must learn to forgive. It is also clear in the book that things don't always turn out like we plan them to, but that hard things can be overcome with some hard work and the grace of God. The romance between Lois and Chris continues as a sweet relationship, even through the hard times and the rocky start to their marriage. Overall, I applaud the author for her ability to completely engage readers to feel like they are a part of Green and friends with the citizens.

All in all, I rate this book five out of five stars.

Specifics (from
Paperback: 228 pages
Publisher: Abingdon Press (March 2011)

Note: Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an electronic review copy in exchange for a review.


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