Thursday, July 4, 2013

Splitting Harriet Book Review

I have a funny book to share with you called Splitting Harriet written by Tamar Leigh. You will find this a delightful new read because it is different and you will actually laugh in some places!
Excerpt from back of book:
Once upon a time, I was a rebel. And I have the tattoo to prove it.  
Then there was the spiked hair–the shade of which changed monthly–“colorful” language that can’t be found in your everyday sixteen-count crayon box, a pack-a-day habit, less-than-modest wardrobe, and an obsession with guitar-trashing, drum-bashing music.  
Did I mention I’m also a preacher’s kid? That’s right. And like the prodigal son after whom I modeled myself, I finally saw the error of my ways and returned to the fold. Today my life is all about “lead me not into temptation.”  
When I’m not serving as Women’s Ministry Director at my father’s church, I’m working at Gloria’s Morning Café. I even have worthy goals, like saving enough money to buy the café, keep my Jelly Belly habit under control, and to never again hurt the people I love. No more parties. No more unsavory activities. And no more motorcycles! You’d think I was finally on the right track.  
But since my dad’s replacement hired a hotshot church consultant to revive our “dying” church, things aren’t working out as planned. And now this “consultant” says I’m in need of a little reviving myself. Just who does this Maddox McCray think he is anyway? With his curly hair that could use a good clipping, tattoo that he makes no attempt to hide, and black leather pants, the man is downright dangerous. In fact, all that’s missing is a motorcycle.  
Or so I thought… But if he thinks he’s going to take me for a ride on that 1298cc machine of his, he can think again. Harriet Bisset is a reformed woman, and she’s going to stay that way. Even if it kills me!
Harriet or Harri as she likes to be called sure was something else before she settled down. Her poor parent's must have been going nuts when she was doing all that smoking, drinking and getting tattoos!

But, really, all she wanted was for someone to pay her some attention. I think that is what all teens go thru at some point. Especially the ones who really don't get the attention they need at home or school. I firmly believe that because any time my daughter brought someone home to spend the night or day, I tried my best to be there in the present and not off somewhere else.

She does finally stop and starts to lead a good life and even has some dreams and goals. But, the new stranger in town has upset the apple cart again and will Harri be able to resist?

It' really a cute story about redemption, love and just human nature. It's a really good book to curl up with this summer either at the beach or a rocking chair on your porch or snuggled in your bed.

Happy Reading!

"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review."


adrienne warren said...

I love reading romances and mysteries and I would say just about everything else. This sounds like a fun book to add to the shelf

joansproductreviewsandgiveaways said...

I like mystery the best but sometimes a good romance novel is just what my heart needs!

Kathy said...

I read just about any genre. The variety makes me enjoy reading more.

Andrea said...

I like to read both, but mysteries are my first choice.

JRFrugalMom and Family said...

I prefer reading romances, but I sure like mysteries too

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H.D. Worley said...

I personally enjoy mystery but my family also enjoys romance.

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I like many types of books, but especially Romance.

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