#3: Don't Kiss Him Good-Bye
A fun and fabulous read
I have got to say that Sandra Byrd has quickly become one of my absolute favorite authors. The more books of hers I read, the bigger the fan I become. Recently I read DonÃ¢ÂÂt Kiss Him Good-bye, the third book in her London Confidential Series. The series is actually written for young girls, but I have to say that so far I have found them highly enjoyable. The series chronicles the life of Savvy Smith, an American teenager who has recently moved with her family to England. After a bit of a rocky start things are finally starting to look up. SheÃ¢ÂÂs got a best friend, sheÃ¢ÂÂs finally starting to fit in, and her Ã¢ÂÂAsking for TroubleÃ¢ÂÂ column has been a huge success. The only thing wrong is that the May Day Ball is coming up, she doesnÃ¢ÂÂt have a date, nor does it appear that sheÃ¢ÂÂll be getting one either. That is, until she meets an attractive guy who just so happens to have a reputation for troubleÃ¢ÂÂ¦
Well, I wonÃ¢ÂÂt tell you what happens, but I have got to say that this book was truly fabulous. I love how real Savvy is. SheÃ¢ÂÂs always struggling to fit in, and yet just like a lot of young Christian ladies she also struggles with being the person that God wants her to be. In the end though, I think she doesnÃ¢ÂÂt a pretty good job of making the right decisions and following the path God has laid out for her. If you know any young women, I would definitely suggest they read this series.
August 29, 2011
Quick read that pack a punch of entertainment
Review by Jill Williamson
Just when Savvy thought she was getting the hang of things. She has two pseudo friends, a column for the paper, and a secret admirer. But guess what? LondonÃ¢ÂÂs version of the prom is coming up and Savvy doesnÃ¢ÂÂt have a dress or a date. She makes a quick list of possible candidates, but it dwindles quickly, leaving her with one choice. A guy with a reputation for trouble. HeÃ¢ÂÂs cute. So canÃ¢ÂÂt they go as friends? Savvy has to decide if sheÃ¢ÂÂll follow her heart, the crowd, or her own advice.
Loved this one! I read it in an hour. These books are fun, quick reads that pack a punch of entertainment. In this volume, Savvy struggles with every girlÃ¢ÂÂs dream: having a date to the ball. She finds the perfect dress, but Prince Charming is MIA. Her only option is a guy whoÃ¢ÂÂs a player. But when she tells him she just wants to be friends, he doesnÃ¢ÂÂt seem to be listening. The story has a fabulous ending, but youÃ¢ÂÂll have to read it to find out what happens. This is the third book in the London Confidential series, which is about an all-American girl whoÃ¢ÂÂs learning to juggle fashion, friendships, and guys in her new home in Great Britain.
November 21, 2010
This story about about American teen living in England is a light, descriptive read that keeps readers turning page after page. 15-year-old Savvy is faced with tough choices and decisions and must deal with family and boy troubles while figuring out who she is and trying to glorify God in everything she does. Tweens and teens will find this book relevant and engaging, and parents will be pleased with the truth found in its pages.
I extend a special thank you to Tyndale Book Publishers for presenting me with this book. The opinions in this review are my own.
October 30, 2010
don't kiss this book goodbye!
Don't Kiss Him Goodbye is the third installment of Sandra Byrd's London Confidential series(read the first two Asking For Trouble and Through Thick and Thin). Savvy Smith has been living near London, England for almost a year now beginning to settle in and feel like she is making friends. As spring arrives she learns of the annual May Day Ball and longs to be asked. Savvy makes a list of all her potential dates only to see they already have asked someone. All except for one that is, the mysterious and good-looking Rhys who seems interested in her but who also has a reputation for trouble. What will Savvy do? Follow her heart? Or follow what she knows to be true?
Each Savvy Smith book draws me in more and more. I have really begun to not only like Savvy but to care about and root for her to make the right decisions, intrigued how she is so easily torn between two worlds.
This is a light and fun read written so descriptively youÃ¢ÂÂll keep turning the pages.
I received this book free for review from Tyndale house publbishers
October 25, 2010