Sunday, July 31, 2011

Amy Inspired

Author: Bethany Pierce
Publisher: Bethany House
October 2010
ISBN: 978-0-7642-0850-4
Genre: Inspirational/contemporary

Amy Gallagher is a freelance writer and a college professor. As an English major, she has an obsession with words. But it seems no one wants her articles or short stories. Rejections are piling up, and not just the written kind from publications. Even her boyfriend rejects her.

When it seems Amy’s friends and family are moving on and leaving her behind, Amy meets Eli—mysterious, attractive, and unavailable. But as the fine line between friendship and something more with Eli becomes more and more smudged, Amy has to make a decision: play it safe or find the courage to follow her dreams.

AMY INSPIRED is the first book I’ve ever read by Bethany Pierce. Written in first person, it is very cleanly written, but I struggled my way through it. While I did laugh out loud at something in the prologue, the rest of the book seemed to drag.

There were instances in the book where I wondered at the inspirational status of this book. In fact, I went and checked the publisher, and was surprised they actually published something so… not inspirational. But perhaps this book isn’t meant for someone like me, perhaps someone more… progressive, free-thinking, and not so old-fashion is someone this book is intended for. Discussion questions are included at the back. $14.99. 320 pages.

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