Debut Author Georgiana Daniels and Table For One
July 30, 2008
It’s always exciting when a friend gets that first contract. Georgiana Daniels is an online buddy I got to meet in person at last year’s ACFW conference. Her first book, Table for One, has just released in paperback, and I got a chance to read it.
Successful stockbroker Lucy Brocklehurst hasn’t had a date in four years. In a town where the ratio of single women to men is 7:1, she’s determined to wait on God for the perfect mate–as long as it’s the hot new youth pastor at her church.
Lucy will do anything to get his attention, including volunteering for the youth group. Through a series of misadventures on the teen outings, Lucy finds herself falling in love with a kindhearted chaperone named Edgar Flowers. But when their relationship grows serious, Lucy discovers the lengths his recently widowed mother will go to in order to keep them apart. What starts out as harmless interference turns into an all out tug of war, with Edgar as the prize!
Will Lucy crumble under the scrutiny of her would-be mother-in-law? Or can Lucy and Edgar’s budding romance survive the schemes of his meddling mom?
Georgiana Daniels is the wife of a super-generous husband, and the mother of a teen and two tots. After graduating with a degree in public relations, she spent several years in the business world, but now has the privilege of staying home and working on the stories she loves. Table for One is her first book. When not writing, she spends her time burning up miles on the treadmill, blogging, and participating in ACFW and RWA.
Sally Says: Table for One was a lot of fun with the right mix of humor and real-life drama. Lucy Brocklehurst, gotta love that name, is a lovable heroine who’s trying so hard to do what’s right — and find the right man at the same time. Throughout the book, she’s getting into embarrassing scrapes, but she’s a tough girl who’s smart enough to realize when she’s made the wrong choice. Poor thing–we just wish that sometimes she’d know the right way to make up for those wrongs!
There was a time or two when I thought another character was too hard on Lucy, but other than that the book is a great story about life as a single Christian female. Lucy’s a brave woman who takes on more than I probably would, and as I finished the book, I found myself hoping that everything would turn out just fine for her, almost as if she were real.
If you’re a fan of chick lit or romance, you’ll enjoy Table for One. Congrats on your first book, Georgiana, and may there be many more!
Click here or here if you’d like information on how to purchase the book. For any of you who like e-books, Table for One is available in that format. And check out Georgiana’s blog where she’s posting most days of the week.