At twenty-five, free-spirited Becca Daniels is still trying to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up. What Becca doesn’t want to be is bored. She craves the rush of a new experience, whether it’s an extreme sport, a shocking hair color, or a new guy. That’s why she quit her bookstore job, used her last bit of credit to go skydiving, and broke her leg.
And that’s why, grounded and grumpy, Becca bristles when teased by friends for being commitment-phobic. In response, Becca issues an outrageous wager—that she can sustain a three-month or twenty-five date relationship with the next guy who asks her out. When the guy turns out to be “churchy” Ben—definitely not Becca’s type—she gamely embarks on a hilarious series of dates that plunge her purple-haired, free-speaking, commitment-phobic self into the alien world of church potlucks and prayer meetings.
This irrepressible Getaway Girl will have you cheering her on as she “suffers” through her dates, gains perspective on her life’s purpose, and ultimately begins her greatest adventure of all.
The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0310276977
If you’ve never picked up a book by Laura Jensen Walker, you’ve missed a funny and inspiring walk into a world where any friendship is possible. Becca by the Book is a cute, and sometimes incredibly poignant, novel about a young woman who thinks her life is fine…until she’s swept into a wager that leads her directly into the place she never wants to go: church.
Fighting against her own preconceived notions and the stereotypic ensemble of church-goers, Becca is thrust into an environment where the truth is lived out in a way she never expected. Her friends, The Getaway Girls, come along side to guide her through a journey of weird Bible words/definitions, self-righteous singles, and people whose love for the Lord leaves her longing for the same type of love. So her search for thrills and adventures, lead her to the ultimate adventure – life with Christ.
It’s a book with a deep message. God looks at the heart – no matter the hair color. 🙂
One disclaimer, if you are looking for a book with sweeping romance like Laura’s previous books, Miss Invisible (my ALL TIME FAVORITE of her books), or Reconstructing Natalie (a fantastic look at the life of a young woman with breast cancer), Becca by the Book doesn’t share the lovely flare of romance. It’s sweet. The friendships are key, but there isn’t one daggone kiss.
Great book, though, Laura…as usual.