Jones, Jenny B., – Save the date / Jenny B. Jones. p. cm. ISBN (softcover) 1. Weddings—Planning—Fiction. I. Title. PSOS28 '.6—dc22 Author: Jenny B. Jones. Genres: Contemporary Romance, Inspirational Fiction. ASIN: BIPPE9K. “Save the Date is a sweet romance filled with laugh-out-loud moments. Jones You are cordially invited to the wedding of the year with the most unlikely bride and groom. Save the date and say your prayers. When funding for Lucy's non-profit job is pulled, she is Save the Date PDF book by Jenny B. Jones Read Online or Free Download in ePUB, PDF or MOBI eBooks. Published in January 12th the book become immediate popular and "Save the Date is a sweet romance filled with laugh-out-loud moments. Jones breathes new life into the clichéd 'relationship of convenience' plot with characters to root for." --RT Book ... read more
and maybe even a date. Jones cast of characters. Save the Date was no exception. Some subtle faith messages about trusting God despite painful pasts round out this fast-paced, lighthearted romantic escape. Save the Date Jenny B. Eligible info.
Switch to the audiobook. Both Lucy and Alex have something the other desperately wants. I really enjoyed this story. Alex was just to awesome for his own good. Too handsome. Too romantic. Too sweet. Too charming.
Too funny. Too cute. He was just too everything. I loved seeing his pain, once he finally opened up. He was just so sweet and sad. And that beautiful moment in the rain with Finley was just adorably sweet. If I hadn't already been desperately in love with him, I would've fallen then. Clare was actually really sweet. At first she seriously annoyed me and I thought she was a jerk. But then I saw part of her, not just Lucy's delusion of her, and she was just a dear old woman who was desperate for forgiveness of past wrongs and acceptance from her granddaughter.
She was really great. Julian was Like really weird. But he was so funny too. His whole role as Clare's ridiculously hilarious sidekick was simply too amusing. At times I wasn't really sure he was all there, because he seemed awfully strange for a guy.
But maybe they're just different in Charleston. Marinell was sweet too. Her façade of the ungrateful, cynical teen was so abruptly peeled away with her concern for her little brother and her mother and father. They were all such a great family. I'm glad they can now live in peace and that Carlos is all right. Matt was a good guy. Really bad for Lucy, but still a nice guy. I was seriously getting annoyed with his whole remind-Lucy-that-she-loves-me-and-not-Alex thing. That was getting on my nerves.
Alex's family was wonderful. His parents were so sweet and kind and sensitive to his needs. And Finley was just waiting for him to show that he loved her in the slightest way. How he kept pushing them away was so utterly heart-breaking. Morgan and Chuck were really sweet. Their support and humor was greatly appreciated.
All of Lucy's Hobbit friends were just too funny. So nerdy and fun and weird. Yep, this'll be one I read again. After I tackle my 50 foot long TBR pile, Alex-Sinclair-style. Jul 09, Alicia rated it it was amazing Shelves: adult-fiction , own-it-hardcopy , read-again-soon. Once again Jenny B. Jones had me in tears- either because I was laughing so hard or because one of her messages really spoke to me. How does she do it?! Loved this book so much! Mar 22, Katie Hiding in the Pages rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites , romance-clean , christian-fiction.
Lucy is trying to save her home for troubled girls and the answer falls into her lap when a guy from her past, Alex, who is a former pro football player and is now running for Congress, comes up with a deal--he'll give her the money if she'll pretend to be his fiancee.
Little did she know, this deal would soon become more than she bargained for. Lucy's mother died and she never knew her father and she really relied on her sci-fi group of friend, The Hobbits--they are quirky and fun.
The supportin Lucy is trying to save her home for troubled girls and the answer falls into her lap when a guy from her past, Alex, who is a former pro football player and is now running for Congress, comes up with a deal--he'll give her the money if she'll pretend to be his fiancee.
The supporting characters are a riot--I think my favorites are Clare and Julian, especially the latter. He had me laughing. I really loved the banter between Lucy and Alex.
He's every girls' dream, yet Lucy really gets in and gets to know the real him. Lucy is far from perfect, yet Alex finds that she really stands out. I'll definitely be looking for more of this author's works. Content: no language or violence; some innuendos, but otherwise clean. Nov 11, Lynn added it Shelves: not-my-thing. This wasn't my thing. I wasn't in the mood for a rom-com. Those seem to often be misses for me anyway so don't let the fact this book wasn't for me keep you from trying it.
The writing was good if you enjoy these types of books. Do be aware that this book has heavy religious themes and tone alongside the rom-com for those that don't enjoy that. That was likely part of the disconnect. Though I don't usually mind religious undertones, it seemed a weird hybrid to me and just wasn't for me One reason This wasn't my thing. Though I don't usually mind religious undertones, it seemed a weird hybrid to me and just wasn't for me One reason rom-coms don't resonate is the way the characters are drawn with such heavy hands.
I prefer subtlety. The heroine is the typical clumsy, awkward girl who grew up poor amidst spoiled rich people. Everything about the situation and events she gets into are heavy handed to go with the rom-com feel.
Jul 23, Natalie rated it it was ok Shelves: read-in , summery-reads. For a book centered around a fake engagement and a couple falling in love for real, there was virtually no bantering or chemistry. I liked Alex more than Lucy, who I found somewhat whiny and annoying. I liked Julian and Clare a lot, especially Julian with his snarky sense of humor.
I had high hopes for th For a book centered around a fake engagement and a couple falling in love for real, there was virtually no bantering or chemistry. flag 2 likes · Like · see review. View 2 comments. Jul 30, Sadie VanderKodde rated it really liked it. I loved this book! I've never read anything by Jones before, so wasn't sure what to expect. At first, I thought it was going to be the same ole Christian chick lit.
But it soon developed into more, and I was pleasantly surprised. I loved the characters and their growth throughout the story. The wit and humor was perfect. And the love story was sweet and real. I'm excited to read more by this author! Jan 21, Becca rated it really liked it Shelves: romance , contemporary-romance , netgalley , books-read-in , arc-s.
When I first started reading this book I was unaware that it was a Christian Romance, but after reading it I'm glad I didn't know ahead of time. If I had known this it might have turned me off from reading the book, because I am not over-religious and didn't want a book to be solely about Christian beliefs and have me trying to believe them too.
While this book did mention Christian beliefs a lot and almost all of the characters are extremely religious there was no forcing of the beliefs.
Lucy i When I first started reading this book I was unaware that it was a Christian Romance, but after reading it I'm glad I didn't know ahead of time. Lucy is a very religious character but that is only one small aspect of her. She just wants a family, and at one time she thought she could have that but now it seems that in order to keep the dream she has built she might have to sacrifice some of her future. Alex is a former pro football player who is now running for a seat in Congress when he and Lucy talk one night at his family's party and a photographer catches a picture of them together he starts to catch up in the polls.
He devises a plan where he will help Lucy keep her dream her 18 and older house for girls freshly out of foster care with no where to go if she will pose as his girlfriend and later his fiance. Lucy is skeptical but desperate and she will do anything for her girls so she agrees.
They both agree to this arrangement because they both believe that the other person is the last person they could ever fall in love with especially since they are both so focused on their careers. So neither of them are prepared are or ready to face these new feelings they each begin to have.
Alex was a great complex character he had lost a brother who he believed to be the better of them and he feels extreme guilt over that. He can barely look at his family without feeling this guilt so he drives himself to win this election.
He wants to be a better person and help people in memory and honor of his brother. He doesn't see that he pushes people away and that he might just be focusing on the wrong thing to lead a happy successful life.
Lucy constantly feels inadequate, as a child she went to a rich prep school where her mother was a maid and she was on scholarship. She has never fit in with the rich crowd and doesn't want to but she must beg for their money to keep her girls home afloat. Even though Lucy is a success and doing something she loves she feels shame and humiliation whenever she is at rich functions. She is also lonely the one man she saw her future with walked away from her, and her dreams of having a family are put away.
Each of these characters was great, they had such depth that they seemed extremely realistic. It was a great story and made me feel a spectrum of emotions, from humor, to sympathy, to sadness, to happiness, and everything in between. Mar 20, Danielle rated it it was amazing Shelves: chick-lit , christian , , arc , netgalley. I get tired of the wooden, stereotypical characters, the unrealistic holiness, and the too-good-to-be-true heartthrob.
I puffy cartoon hearts adored this book. Start to finish, every single word, I loved Save the Date. Lucy has had some hard knocks in her life.
She grew up poor, the only child of a house-cleaning single mom. Her best-friends are a group of self-described science fiction nerds. Things seem to be going okay for Lucy. Just when Lucy thought Matt would propose to her, he broke up with her and moved away.
Fast-forward and Saving Grace loses most of its funding. But then Alex Sinclair comes along. What happens next seems implausible but is completely believable in the hands of Jenny B. Jones and her gift for storytelling. She has quite a knack for creating fully-formed folks you think you could know.
I want to be friends with Lucy. I want her to be real! And call me crazy, but I had a hard time not picturing Eli Manning as Alex. I mean, come on. Aug 27, Alisa rated it it was amazing. Alex and Lucy Lucy and Alex Two people who appear to have nothing in common.
Except they each can give the other what they want the most. Lucy Wiltshire runs Saving Grace - a home for young adult women who have aged out of the foster system and have nowhere else to go. which will mean she will have to shut down Saving Grace, and the 13 young women who live there will have nowhere to go.
Lucy is desperate for fund Alex and Lucy Lucy is desperate for funding to keep the home going. Alex Sinclair is the golden child. Now that his NFL career has been cut short he is running for Congress. His reputation of being a lady's man and a party-going celebrity athlete is hurting his voter approval ratings.
When pictures of Alex and Lucy show up in the paper along with made up stories of their romance, his approval ratings start to skyrocket! Lucy needs Alex Alex needs Lucy! But they really need each other so much more than they realize at first! Alex wasn't supposed to be charming, intelligent, funny, and kind to others but he was! I love how Lucy didn't magically become a confident, poised, supermodel when they started dating.
She makes faux pas after faux pas, and instead of ditching her for a more "perfect" girlfriend which she begs him to do , Alex falls in love with her goodness and her realness!
I loved Alex and Lucy, but I also loved the great supporting characters in this book! Clare Deveraux and her assistant Julian added a lot of fun and flavor! I was glad to see that Alex's younger sister, Finley, gets her own book "There You'll Find Me" - I'm definitely adding that to my "Want to Read!
May 10, Lynnette Bonner rated it it was amazing Shelves: christian-fiction , christian-romance , fiction , inspirational-romance , contemporary-romance. Jones gets 5 stars and goes on the keeper shelf! Lucy Wiltshire is a social worker with a barely funded home for young girls who age-out of the foster care system and have nowhere else to go. Her girls are her passion, her life, her reason for living. So when funding for her home, Saving Grace, gets pulled by the main donor, Lucy does the only thing she knows to do, she heads to a charity ball with a plan to talk to all the board members and change their minds.
Alex Sin Save the Date by Jenny B. Alex Sinclair, former hot-stuff quarterback, son of the money-pulling donor, and current congressional candidate, has only one agenda when he first lays eyes on Lucy at the ball - to keep her away from his father's board members.
But when Lucy has a little shrimp-cocktail-meets-key-board-member incident on the dance floor and runs from the room in humiliation, Alex follows her just to make sure she's alright.
A few paparazzi and some pictures taken out of context later, and Alex's poll ratings start to climb. This girl might just be good for his career. So they make a plan, she'll pose as his fiancée just until the votes are in, and he'll give her the money she needs to save her girls' home.
What neither one of them planned on was falling in love on the journey. The author does an excellent job of combining humor and truth with romance that doesn't pull any punches.
Add in a sassy grandma and her crazy assistant, a reading group called The Hobbits, and a teenage girl who just doesn't want to follow the rules, and you have a can't-put-it-down story. I recommend you give this one a read. Oct 22, Jeannette Garcia rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites.
Oh goodness! I LOVED this book. Jenny B. Jones is a master of comedic dialogue. There were parts in the book that had me laughing so hard that I had to calm myself before moving on. Lucy could possibly be my kindred spirit. We are totally on the same page. I just absolutely love that she's a Trekkie. She would be my friend in the real world and we would watch Star Trek and Star Wars and just be cool and nerdy together.
Jones has portrayed a female character that didn't annoy or frustrat Oh goodness! Jones has portrayed a female character that didn't annoy or frustrate me not even once. Which is huge because I usually get frustrated with female characters at least once in just about every book I read but that's just normal. Oh me, oh my. I mean, come on, really?
Now I've read my fair share of dreamy heroes there's the tough Scottish Highlander my fav , the sensitive aspiring "fill-in-the-blank", and your average Joe the ones I root for the most gotta love the underdog , but I just have such a soft spot for athletes. Or former athlete in Alex's case. I loved how funny his character was. He was quite witty for a former football player a personal favorite quality of his.
I found myself quickly reading through parts of the story that didn't include Alex just so I could get to a part where he graced the pages with his Adonis-ness if that's even a word She was going to become Mrs. Matthew Campbell. She hoped her lip gloss was still on. And where had she put that camera?
He swallowed and folded his fingers over hers. They would have a boy and a girl. He could name the boy. After that uncle he liked so much. His grip loosened on her hand. And I think you are one incredible person. The ring. He was going for the ring. And placed a business card on the table.
Those were not wedding bells pealing in her head right now. When were you going to tell me? Are they new? Very prestigious.
He knew that. Not with mere months before Saving Grace opened. Was he going to move—without her? My relocating is the perfect opportunity to give ourselves some space and see what happens. Was it too much to ask, God?
Was it too much to want a family of my own? To finally have that home? For the first time in her life, she had let herself believe she could have it all. Her laugh sounded pitiful and strained. Reaching out, he pushed a stray curl behind her ear. We could do the long distance thing. No ring. No engagement. No happily ever after.
She walked upstairs to her bedroom. Sucked it in as she unzipped the Audrey Hepburn dress. Peeled it off her body. And threw it out the window. Chapter One Two years later Outside the birds sang happy little tunes as they sat on magnolia limbs old enough to have shaded Robert E. The May sunshine hovered over treetops and steeples, sending the good people of Charleston away from their porches and inside to the cool.
Saving Grace occupied an old home downtown, wedged in tight next to an Italian restaurant that put out more than its share of trash and basil-scented air. But inside the house, Lucy sat in her swivel chair and wondered how many times a world could fall apart. Loosening the garage-sale Hermes scarf at her throat, Lucy tried to recall if she had put on deodorant that morning. It was all a blur.
Surely she had. But she needed all her wits about her. And her Dry Idea. Lucy immediately had a memory of walking through the halls of her high school. The stares.
Jones breathes new life into the clichéd 'relationship of convenience' plot with characters to root for. You are cordially invited to the wedding of the year with the most unlikely bride and groom.
Save the date. and say your prayers. When funding for Lucy's non-profit job is pulled, she is determined to find out why. Enter Alex Sinclair, former professional football star and heir to Sinclair Enterprises--the primary donor to Lucy's non-profit organization. Alex has it all. except for the votes he needs to win his bid for Congress. Despite their mutual dislike, Alex makes Lucy a proposition: pose as his fiancée in return for the money she desperately needs. Bound to a man who isn't quite what he seems, Lucy finds her heart--and her future--on the line.
Save the Date is a spunky romance that will have readers laughing out loud as this dubious pair try to save their careers, their dreams. and maybe even a date. Jones cast of characters. Save the Date was no exception. Some subtle faith messages about trusting God despite painful pasts round out this fast-paced, lighthearted romantic escape.
As is says in the back of the book about the author, she writes "with equal parts wit, sass, and untamed hilarity", that is certainly true in this story.
The banter back and forth between the two main Read full review. This book was so funny and overall enjoyable! The spiritual messages within this book really touched my heart and inspired some wonderful conversations with God.
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Chapter Thirteen. Chapter Fourteen. Chapter Seventeen. Chapter Eighteen. Chapter Nineteen. Chapter Twentyone. Chapter Twentytwo. Chapter Twentythree. Chapter Twentyfour. Chapter Thirtythree. Chapter Thirtyfour. Chapter Thirtyfive. Chapter Thirtysix. Chapter Thirtyseven. Chapter Thirtyeight. Chapter Thirtynine. Chapter Fortyone. Chapter Fortytwo.
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