Adventurous and fun-loving Becca Daniels loves the rush of new experiences and is constantly pushing the envelope - trying everything from extreme sports, to wild hair colors, to sky diving. So when a broken leg grounds her temporarily Becca doesn't take the interruption well.
With fun, heart-warming humor, readers will find themselves wrapped up in this character's adventure as she weaves her way through one of those unplanned scenarios that life throws her way.
Sales clerk, barista, telemarketer, sign waver ... 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.
Laura Jensen Walker is an award-winning writer and popular national speaker. Her previous novels include Daring Chloe, Turning the Paige, and Reconstructing Natalie, chosen as the first-ever Novel of the Year for Women of Faith conferences. The author of several non-fiction humor books, Laura lives in Northern California with her husband, Michael, and their canine daughter Gracie.
Walker, Laura Jensen. Becca by the Book: A Getaway Girls Novel. Zondervan. 2010. c.320p. ISBN 978-0-310-27697-5. pap. $14.99. CF Becca Daniels, 25, hops from job to job and relationship to relationship in search of new experiences. Accused of being commitment-phobic, Becca bets her friends that she can withstand 25 dates with the next man who asks her out. Imagine her surprise when that man turns out to be Ben, who's very involved with his church and committed to his faith. VERDICT Chick lit for the young Christian set. Walker's third series title (after Turning the Paige and Daring Chloe) is a fun story with well-developed characters. -- Library Journal
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