Tuesday, April 03, 2007

"Renovating Becky Miller" by Sharon Hinck

Hi all:

I have a new review posted at Title Trakk for:

Renovating Becky Miller, Becky Miller Series #2
By Sharon Hinck / Bethany

In addition to being a young mom, Becky Miller is a daydreamer. Most recently, she's been envisioning herself in the happy endings she sees during her weekly movie nights with husband Kevin. But her real life feels more like a broken filmstrip, spinning out of control!

When Becky and her family decide to purchase a rundown farmhouse, Becky pictures a slower, simpler lifestyle in the pastoral countryside. Of course, it doesn't quite work out like she imagined...

Here's how my review starts:

After exploring the entertaining Secret Life of Becky Miller in her first novel, Sharon Hinck now tackles the project of Renovating Becky Miller in this delightful and insightful sequel. While Becky has successfully dealt with her unrealistic and overly ambitious secret desires to do "big things for God," she now must tackle her knee-jerk need to "fix things" for God. Harried Moms and church workers everywhere will find much that is familiar and relatable in Becky's many crises. Here's a quick list:

* Distant husband
* Disapproving MIL (mother in law) who doesn't appreciate free hotel service in your home
* Aggressive behavior from 9-year-old son
* Rebellious sibling who expects free hotel service in your home
* Nagging health concerns
* Disappearing best friend
* Too much work to accomplish at supposedly PT (part-time) church job
* Home renovations that go on and on ...

See anything on the list that you, dear reader, have tried to "fix for God?" ...

Click here to find out how Becky Miller copes, and who I think would enjoy her story. Click on the book cover or title to get a copy.




Anonymous said...

Great review! I enjoy chick lit so i really should head out and buy this book! I've heard nothing but good things about it. I'm sure after I read The Restorer I'll have to have the Becky Miller books too!

Welcome to the Christian Science Fiction & Fantasy Blog Tour. Hope you enjoy participating.

hrh said...

Hi Tina:

Thanks for the welcome to CSFF! I hope I get it right when the time comes for Karen Hancock's tour. I'm halfway through "Return of the Guardian King" now and loving it.

I absolutely want to read "The Restorer" now - so curious to see how Sharon handles fantasy - it sounds like she's giving it a twist - suburban fantasy - maybe a whole new genre?