Monday, August 31, 2009

Gone To Green by Judy Christie

Lois goes from being a corporate journalist at a large paper in the Midwest to the owner of The Green News-Item, a small twice-weekly newspaper in rural North Louisiana. The paper was an unexpected inheritance from a close colleague, and Lois must keep it for at least a year, bringing a host of challenges, lessons, and blessings into her life.

When Lois pulls into Green on New Year's Day, she expects a charming little town full of smiling people. She quickly realizes her mistake. After settling into a loaned house out on Route 2, she finds herself battling town prejudices and inner doubts and making friends with the most surprising people.

My Review:
Here's a Christian fiction novel with the protagonist running from God, much like Jonah. Instead of ending up in the belly of a "great fish," she ends up in the friendly, small town of Green, Louisiana, as the new owner of the local newspaper. She discovers, along with the reader, some good folks and some shady people. Her plan is to hang on for one year, get the paper on its feet, sell it, and return to her big city newspaper job. It's interesting to watch her struggles to accomplish this goal.

Written in first person narrative, this book grabs the reader's interest and keeps it until the end.

Chapter fifteen contains a remarkably clear tutorial on how to find God's will. That alone is worth the price of the novel. Discussion questions are included.

If you would like to read the first chapter, click here.

If you would like to buy a copy, click here.

1 comment:

Dixie said...

sounds like a great read!