Save the Date
Jenny B. Jones
4 out of 5
We meet our main character Lucy, on the very night that she thinks she is about to become engaged to her longtime boyfriend Matt. When he shows up he obviously has other plans. He proceeds to break the news to Lucy that he has taken an accounting job in Dallas. This puts a bit of a damper on the relationship because Lucy is just opening her first residential home for foster children that have aged out of the system in Charleston, South Carolina.
Fast forward a bit and we meet Alex. He appears to be the solution to Lucy’s funding problems with Saving Grace, the residential home. Alex proposes that he and Lucy enter into a fake engagement in order to enhance his bid for Congress. In exchange Lucy will receive money and the deed to the house for Saving Grace.
The next delightful characters that we meet are Lucy’s cast of zany sci-fi loving friends and her as yet unknown Grandmother Clare and Clare’s personal assistant Julian. Through all of these people Lucy is slowly discovering that the life she thought she had lead was a lie. As the truth slowly unfolds, Lucy and several of the others see how easy it is to buy into the lies that Satan feeds us.
This is my first Jenny B. Jones novel and I loved it! There are just those authors that could be writing about sand fleas and you would be drawn into the story because of their amazing way of turning a phrase. Ms. Jones is one of those novelists. I thoroughly look forward to reading more of her work.
· I received a copy of this book for my honest review. No other compensation was received.