Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Dating, Dining and Desperation by Melody Carlson (Dear Daphne Book 2)

I think I have said before that I haven't read a bad book by Melody Carlson. Some of her series and books impress me more than others. This is one of those series. This is the second book in this series. In the first book was Lock, Stock and Over a Barrel. When we last left Daphne she had come to terms with her Grandmother's wishes to keep the house, the cat, and marry. She has a limited time frame in which to do so, and she has taken over her Grandmother's writing column. She has been dealing with the secrets she learned about her family, and now she has to find a husband.

Finding a husband on a deadline isn't the least bit easy! The search for a husband includes speed dating, and asking God to send the right guy, and working like a mad woman to find Mr. Right, or at least Mr. ok I can live with him for life? There are so many prospects to choose from, but that only tends to make things harder, not easier. With the one year marriage deadline looming over her, or loosing the house just months away, Daphne decides she is in need of help. She became instant friends with girl across the street who asked to borrow her shower, and totes about a Chihuahua who is quite loud and yappy. (That really is a fault in that breed!) Then there is the little girl with out a Mother who just tugs so at Daphne's heart!

Is she going to be able to find the right guy in time or will Appleton and all that is there be in her past soon? We will have to read the next two E-books to find out! Yes, that is correct. The next two books will not be in paper format. (Now we need to go get the first two in e-book to have a matching set!)

Carol :)

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Dating, Dining, and Desperation
B&H Books (March 1, 2014)
Melody Carlson

Over the years, Melody Carlson has worn many hats, from pre-school teacher to youth counselor to political activist to senior editor. But most of all, she loves to write! Currently she freelances from her home. In the past eight years, she has published over ninety books for children, teens, and adults--with sales totaling more than two million and many titles appearing on the ECPA Bestsellers List. Several of her books have been finalists for, and winners of, various writing awards.

She has two grown sons and lives in Central Oregon with her husband and chocolate lab retriever. They enjoy skiing, hiking, gardening, camping and biking in the beautiful Cascade Mountains.

Melody can be reached through the Contact link on her Website 

Daphne Ballinger has learned to accept her deceased, eccentric aunt’s strange request that she marry in order to inherit her estate, along with taking over her aunt’s hometown paper’s advice column. But knowing and accepting that God’s will be done becomes harder when a new neighbor, a divorced socialite, learns of Daphne’s predicament and takes on the task of finding her the perfect man, even if it includes speed dating. When God does open Daphne’s heart, it is instead to take in a young girl left parentless and in the care of her dying grandmother. It may be a temporary arrangement until the girl’s uncle returns from the Marines, but God uses Daphne to speak His heavenly love and protection into the life of the child -- whom Daphne soon discovers has a very handsome and single uncle.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Dating, Dining, and Desperation, go HERE.

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