Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Flabbergasted: A Book Review

About The Book:

Jay Jarvis just moved east.

His dating life's gone south.

What else is a guy to do but go fishing?

Jay is new in town. He's young, successful, and single, and he's not afraid to plop down in a church pew to scope out the females. But in the murky waters of the South Carolina singles scene, Jay's whole world is in danger of being turned upside down.

You can read an excerpt of Flabbergasted here.

About The Author:

Ray Blackston worked as a stock buyer and a broker for eleven years before cashing in his modest 401k and leaving his corporate cubicle to write full time. He is the author of several books and lives in South Carolina. 
My Review:
This was such a fun book to read! The first thing that caught my attention was the vibrant cover! Just looking at the cover makes you want to read this book! 
It is a romance of sorts, but from a man's view, which is very uncommon. I love that the main character Jay thought church would be a great place to meet girls (LOL,) and in the process God worked some major changes in him! Through reading this book one thing is evident (both to the characters, eventually, and to the reader) our ways are not His ways and His timing is not ours....we need to be open to whatever He brings us to!
Mr. Blackston did a remarkable job portraying all the wonderful characters and I felt that I was right in the scenes throughout reading this novel. If you are looking for some fun summer reading, with a strong Christian/Gospel message, then Flabbergasted is the book for you! I love that Blackston delves into the topic that Christianity is not about religion but about relationship! Awesome job at bringing that through the medium of a novel, Mr. Blackston! You will laugh and cry while reading this easy to read, well-written debut book! I look forward to seeing if a sequel will be in the future!

I highly recommend it and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Flabbergasted online here, directly from Revell Books, as division of Baker Publishing House as of May 2010. It is also available at your favorite, local Christian bookseller.

***Thank you to Revell Books and Graf-Martin for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review on this blog***

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