Monday, January 2, 2012

First Date By Krista McGee

(A big Thanks to Netgalley and author Krista McGee for a chance to ready this book)

First Date By Krista McGee

Paperback, 336 pages

Expected publication: January 10th 2012 by Thomas Nelson

Summary from Goodreads:

Addy Davidson discovers God's unexpected plans for her life when a reality TV show turns her quiet existence on its head.

The orphaned daughter of missionaries, Addy is quite content to stay in the shadows and never draw attention to herself. But when she's selected for a reality TV show to try to become the President son's prom date-a show she didn't audition for-she's suddenly in America's spotlight.

The lights, the make-up, the competitions, and the blogs discussing every move she makes all make Addy incredibly uncomfortable. But through her time at The Mansion, Addy comes to realize that first impressions aren't always right, that hiding out may not be what God had planned for her life, and that her faith should affect everything she does. It may just be that her selection wasn't random at all and that she's on this show "for such a time as this.


I found this book delightfully wonderful. First Date can easily be viewed as what would happen if Queen Esther from the Bible was ever put on the reality show The Bachelor. In this book Addy , just like Queen Esther did not what the spot light , did not want to be part of the chosen. Throughout the book you learn form Addy just how hard it is to trust God sometimes, but that there is always a reason for everything. I also enjoyed the way that Addy had to remember that she was a Christian and that how she acted and spoke not only reflected on her but her Christianity. It would have been so easy for Addy to act just like the other girls and in some cases she did act like them when she got angry and spouted off. First Date would be a wonderful book for any young girl, it showed just how hard and sometimes nerve racking it is to show your Christian faith. The characters in this book were well rounded and thought out, the story line flowed. Over all I gave this book 4 stars.
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( I got this copy for free on Netgalley . The review is my own and I was in no way received compensation for my opinion)


Krista McGee said...

Thanks for the great review, Tristan! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book.

StephanieD said...

If Queen Esther was on the Bachelor? That would be quite an interesting premise! Queen Esther's one of my favorite Bible stories.

Totally Booked Solid said...

@ Krista Thanks for making the book available I really enjoyed it and would love to read more from you .
@ Stephanie You should read this book then it really was a good version of Queen Esther oh and you should also check out my review of the Reluctant Queen .. it is a retelling of Esther .. I think you would like it as well

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