Friday, May 2, 2008

The Big Picture By Jenny B. Jones

Greetings Readers! 

The big picture, something larger than we are currently seeing! How many times are we concentrating on the little things, and missing the bigger picture? More often than we wish to say I think! This is the story of a teenage girl, Katie Parker. Her life has not been what she wants it to be. It is, like most of our lives, fraught with complications, issues, decisions that aren't clear, emotions that are hard to filter, and goes on. 

While I realize this book is in the teenage market, it is a wonderful book for adults as well. It is not trapped into an age range for anyone who remembers what it was like to be a teenager. Even as adults we still often face "teenaged' problems that have carried over into our "adult" lives. The Big Picture is well written with plenty of things to entertain anyone who reads it. I loved the characters, they were all people that I, and many others I am sure, can relate to in our own lives. I was particularly fond of Tate, and I am so glad that Jenny B. Jones worked that plot in the story line out like she did! It was what we the readers were pulling for! ;) I also really enjoyed reading a book that was written like I think at times. I don't know that everyone does this, but so often in my life I am thinking one thing while I make sure the "right and proper" things come out of my mouth. My brain in screaming prayers, while my mind works to deal with whatever situation is at hand. 

A well paced interesting read, I barely put this book down. Congratulations Jenny B. Jones on a wonderful book! 

Carol :) 

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Big Picture

(NavPress Publishing Group April 15, 2008)


Jenny B. Jones

Jenny B. Jones is the author of A Katie Parker Production series. The other books in the series are In Between and On The Loose. Though now an adult, she still relates to the trauma and drama of teen life. She is thrilled to see her writing dreams come true, as her previous claim to fame was singing the Star Spangled Banner at a mule-jumping championship. (The mules were greatly inspired.)

Jenny resides in Arkansas, where, as a teacher, she hangs out with teens on a regular basis.

Sometimes there’s a fine line between comedy and tragedy—and Katie Parker is walking it.

School is winding down for the summer but Katie Parker is having a bad day. After leaving the drive-in, where her imploding love life was the main attraction, Katie arrives home to a big surprise on the Scott's front porch.

Her mother, Bobbie Ann Parker, a former convict and recovering addict, wants to take Katie away from her family, friends, and church. Now Katie's life will be changed by a series of dramatic choices as she struggles to understand what family and home really means.

Katie is forced to walk away from In Between, leaving behind a family who loves her, a town drive-in to save, and a boyfriend who suddenly can’t take his eyes off his ex. When the life her mother promised begins to sink faster than one of Maxine’s stuffed bras, Katie knows she needs to rely on God to keep it together.

But where is he in all this? Can Katie survive a chaotic life with her mother—and one without the Scotts? And if God is there, will he come through before it’s too late?

A Katie Parker Production series offers teen girls real-world fiction balanced by hope and humor. The The Big Picture helps us realize that the difficult chapters in our journey are only part of God's big story for our lives.

You can read the first chapter HERE

"A heroine to love. Jones just gets better with every book, and The Big Picture is her best one yet."
~BARBARA WARREN, author of The Gathering Storm

"Such inspiration in a package of fun and faith!"
~EVA MARIE EVERSON, author of the Potluck Club series
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1 comment:

Jenny B. Jones said...

Wow! Thanks for the sweet review! That's so kind!