Monday, October 21, 2013

CFBA Review: Greetings From The Flipside by:Rene Gutteridge

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Greetings from the Flipside
B&H Books (October 15, 2013)
Rene Gutteridge


Rene is the author of seventeen novels. She also has extensive experience writing comedy sketches, and worked for five years as the director of drama for a church. She has a degree specializing in Screenwriting, for which she earned the Excellence in Mass Communication Award, and graduated magna cum laude.

She is married to Sean, a musician and worship leader, and has two children. They reside in Oklahoma, where Rene writes full time and enjoys instructing in college classrooms and writers conferences.


Hope Landon has been rewriting other people's greeting cards since she was six years old -- there's always a funnier caption. She's all set to chase those creative dreams with her musician fiance in New York City until he leaves Hope at the altar, deciding he must not really love this girl if he can't write a song for her. That may give her something to write about . . .

Hope disappears alone on what was supposed to be the couple's month long honeymoon. Upon returning she learns of her funeral -- everyone in her life concluded Hope must have killed herself after being jilted. Needing a fresh start more than ever, she heads for the Big Apple only to discover it's not that easy to rent a place when you've been declared dead.

Taking shelter at the YWCA, Hope soon lands a job at a Christian inspirational greeting card company as an assistant to Jake, a guy who shut down his organization's humor department. She has lost her faith in love; he needs to find something or someone that will make him laugh.

Is there anything in the cards for these two? Find out in the truly original Greetings from the Flipside by authors Rene Gutteridge (Boo) and Cheryl McKay (screenplay for The Ultimate Gift).

If you would like to read the first chapter of >Greetings from the Flipside, go HERE.

My Review:
 Hope Landon has been dreaming of the day she get to head to New York and pursue her dream of writing greeting cards. And they was going to come true as of her wedding day. She had her make-up and hair perfect, she could barely contain her excitement. She put her beautiful, tight dress on and was ready to go, when her fiances best man walks in with an envelope. He hands it to her and she automatically presumes it's their wedding license they had recently applied for.But that was a wrong assumption, it's a note from her beloved fiance that would change her life forever.

 Jake just has to be the lucky one that Hope's family uses for the flowers for her wedding. The wedding of a girl he's loved for years and wishes she was marrying him. But now he's delivering flowers to the church, when suddenly he sees a woman in a white dress laying in the street with a pool of blood surrounding her. As he runs to her side he sees its Hope. What could have happened to her? When Jake arrives at the hospital he finds out she is in a coma and they don't know when she will wake up or even if she will. But he's not gonna give up on her, so he stays by her side the whole duration of her coma. He talks to her and just does his best to help her wake up.

 Hope thinks it's crazy that her mom said she died and even got her a death certificate. But you know how mothers can be. So shes headed to New York as planned and she soon will get that job she has always wanted. But it doesn't turn out to be all it cracked up to be. But soon reality hits her. Literally. Will she wake up? And how will Jake's life turn out? This book is a true page-turner.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from CFBA.

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