About the Book
Book: Save the Date
Author: Jenny B. Jones
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Inspirational
Release Date: February 1, 2011
You are cordially invited to the wedding of the year with the most unlikely bride and groom. Save the date . . . and say your prayers.
When funding for Lucy’s non-profit job is pulled, she is determined to find out why. Enter Alex Sinclair, former professional football star and heir to Sinclair Enterprises—the primary donor to Lucy’s non-profit organization.
Both Lucy and Alex have something the other desperately wants.
Alex has it all . . . except for the votes he needs to win his bid for Congress. Despite their mutual dislike, Alex makes Lucy a proposition: pose as his fiancée in return for the money she desperately needs. Bound to a man who isn’t quite what he seems, Lucy finds her heart—and her future—on the line.
Save the Date is a spunky romance that will have readers laughing out loud as this dubious pair try to save their careers, their dreams . . . and maybe even a date.
I absolutely love Save the Date. This story has it all — a highly engaging plot that kept me turning pages well into the night, a sarcastic and sassy heroine who made my mama’s heart hurt a bit, a rugged and handsome hero who is a bit arrogant but hides a heart of gold, a fantastic cast of secondary characters who made me laugh out loud, and superb discussions on timeless themes. Save the Date is an excellent Contemporary Romance that I highly recommend.
Lucy, the heroine of this novel, is flooded with negative thoughts and insecurities. She uses sarcasm and wit as her go to in order to hide her true feelings from everyone. She also likes to keep people at arm’s length. Lucy was raised by her single mother and they were VERY poor. Her mother was the cleaning lady to the rich and wealthy of the community. Lucy has always been surrounded by the rich and famous but has NEVER been accepted by them. In fact, they often were very cruel to her. After years of mistreatment, Lucy escapes her hometown, but returns to run a home for young women who have recently aged out of foster care. Lucy is many things, all positive, but because of her insecurities she has no confidence in certain areas of her life. When she and Alex enter their agreement to pose as an engaged couple, Lucy believes it will be a piece of cake. She’s not a fan of Alex so it should be easy to enter into this business contract without her heart getting involved. But then things change. And her insecurities rear their ugly heads BIG TIME. Lucy feels like a fraud. She knows she will never be good enough for Alex, or worthy enough to be a part of his wealthy society no matter how much she learns from her social tutor. Lucy’s negative thoughts about herself hurt my heart. Yes, I found her sarcasm and wit hilarious, but I wanted to tell her to stop thinking such untrue thoughts about herself. I wanted to hold a mirror to her and show her the real her. It takes Lucy the course of the novel to learn certain things about herself, a journey I will not spill the beans on, but I did love the message that Jones teaches us readers through Lucy. The Bible tells us, for good reason, that we must “take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5). We’re told this because the devil loves to deceive us with lies about ourselves that seem true. He loves to get us tripped up. We must take our thoughts captive in order to separate the wheat (the good thoughts) from the chaff (the bad thoughts). As Lucy learns, we must dump the lies the devil tells us and confidently choose to be the women and men God made us to be.
Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones is a great read, one I’m sad took me so long to get to. This is a contemporary romance filled with humor, sweet romance, and deep emotion. If you are looking for a great read to escape into, and you haven’t already read this book, then Save the Date is the book for you!
I purchased a copy of this novel in eBook form from Amazon.com on December 28, 2018, in order to review. In no way has this influenced my review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.