BUT FIRST, A WORD FROM OUR BLOGGER:
Okay, I tried. I really tried. But I couldn't get excited about Operation Bonnet.
Don't get me wrong; it delivered everything the blurb says, was well-written, and introduced some great characters who, regrettably, didn't have the energy to vault off the page and into my imagination after being given 25% of the book to do so. The best books grab readers in the first paragraph. Great books might do it in the first page or two. A good book needs to hook the reader in the first chapter. Beyond that—well—they have about as much merit as this review.
If the blurb grabs you, Operation Bonnet may be your cup-of-tea. Otherwise, as the author stated in her bio, you "should move on to another author."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I grew up in a book-loving home. Actually, that’s not entirely accurate. My mom loves books. My dad loves to read the first chapters of books and then make us all listen as he recites his favorite passages. I, however, enjoy reading books in their entirety and came into writing as a result of book-love. After earning two fancy degrees in education and Spanish, I promptly let the thinking part of my brain take a breather and instead became pregnant. (I’m sure a lot of other things happened between early literacy and pregnancy but I don’t really remember any of that. If you also have shared your uterus with another human, you understand.)
In an effort to author a book that would entertain my sassy, irreverent, breast-feeding/drooping friends, I wrote my first novel, Balancing Act. People were so nice to me after that, I decided to continue with writing. Also, I can’t craft, knit, or scrapbook, so what else was a nice, Christian girl to do?
In addition to writing books to make my friends laugh and cry, I observe the chaos at the home I share with my unfailingly supportive husband and three offspring. We’re doing our best and so far, no one’s been to prison.
ABOUT THE BOOK
So Nellie straps on her bonnet and goes undercover to get the dish. But though she’s brainy, Nellie is clueless when it comes to real life and real relationships. Soon she’s alienated her best friend, angered her college professor, and botched her case.
Operation Bonnet is a comedy of errors, a surprising take on love, and a story of grace.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Operation Bonnet, go HERE.
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