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    1. Cullman, AL
      Age: 55-65
      Gender: female
      4 Stars Out Of 5
      Faking Grace
      July 31, 2013
      Cindy Navarro
      Cullman, AL
      Age: 55-65
      Gender: female
      Quality: 4
      Value: 5
      Meets Expectations: 4
      This was a fun book to read, but also one that made me examine myself a bit too. I was literally laughing out loud during the early pages of the book as Maizy made sure she both looked and sounded like an authentic Christian...even down to car accessories. Many of us probably try just as hard to keep up appearances to others rather than being honest. Maizy also learned to be working more on her relationship with God and with the people placed in her life. Sometimes the pace lagged a tiny bit, and it was somewhat predictable, but the delightful characters and development of Maizy from faking Grace to authentic Maizy Grace is well worth the taking the time to read this. Faking Grace is perfect for those times you just want to relax with an enjoyable book.

      Disclaimer: "I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review."
    2. Texas
      Age: 25-34
      Gender: female
      3 Stars Out Of 5
      Mixed feelings
      July 28, 2013
      S Scales
      Texas
      Age: 25-34
      Gender: female
      Quality: 5
      Value: 5
      Meets Expectations: 3
      Tamara Leigh is the author of Perfect Kate (Loved it!!) and Splitting Harriet (Haven't read, but plan to as soon as possible!). So I was excited to read Faking Grace, which is also part of the Chick lit genre.

      Maizy Grace blew a big story in Seattle, but plans to get back into investigative journalism in Nashville. However, for right now she needs a part time job to pay the bills. It so happens that Steeple Side Christian Resources is hiring, but they only hire committed Christians. Even though Maizy was saved and when she was younger and attended church with her grandma, she is very immature in her faith. So, she decides to go by "Grace", picks up a copy of The Dumb Blonde's Guide to Christianity, and tapes (yes, tapes!!) a "Jesus is copilot" bumper sticker on her car as she plans to fake her way through this job till her big break comes. However, what happens when her big break collides with her new friendships and her growing faith?

      I ended up with mixed feelings about Faking Grace. To me the story was slower and harder to get into. I was not expecting that, because it was definitely not my experience with Perfecting Kate. However, in the end, I did enjoy this book - Maizy Grace's dilemma, all the interesting and humorous experiences that occur, and the relationships that develop. I grew to like the characters, especially the grandmas!! So, even though this isn't my favorite book, I would still recommend as a fun clean read.

      Disclosure: I received this ebook free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group's book review bloggers program, BookSneeze. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
    3. Age: 25-34
      Gender: female
      5 Stars Out Of 5
      July 18, 2013
      kelisni
      Age: 25-34
      Gender: female
      What can I say, Tamara Leigh delivered again. Maizy Grace Stewart wants to be an investigative journalist. She landed a job at the local Nashville paper, but it didn't look as if it would become full time soon. She had bills to pay, so she decided to try for a job at Steeple Side Christian Resources.

      The only problem was that this Christian organization probably wouldn't hire anyone from the mainstream media, so she decided to go by her middle name so no one would be the wiser. What she didn't bank on was meeting a British man by the name of Jack Prentiss. Along with that, her boss at the Nashville paper promised her a full time position if she exposed the skeletons she found at SS.

      I had a hard time putting this book down. A theme that I saw over and over again was learning to trust God. It's hard to let control go as Maizy found out. While trying to fake her way through and then becoming undercover, Maizy, er Grace, had to keep track of her lies. She thought about "turning herself in", but each time she considered it, she got freaked out by the possibilities. Instead, life would have been simpler if she had just followed the prompting of the Holy Spirit in her life to begin with and trusted completely in Him.

      I love the fact that even though this was a fairly lighthearted chick lit book, Ms. Leigh gets you to look inside yourself and wonder what heart issues you need to take care of with God. Get out and read this book - you won't be able to put it down!

      I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
    4. Midwest
      5 Stars Out Of 5
      LOL, sarcastic yet witty novel...
      July 17, 2013
      Jen Pen
      Midwest
      Quality: 5
      Value: 5
      Meets Expectations: 5
      SUMMARY:

      Maizy Grace Stewart recently moved to Nashville after a fiasco at her last job in Seattle. Now, with only part-time work at the Nashville newspaper, Maizy is forced to get creative. After slapping a Christian bumper sticker on her car and adjusting her name to Grace, Maizy Grace (oops, sorry-just Grace), applies to a Christian publishing company. The only problem is now she needs to portray herself as a devoted Christian which means she is definitely_faking "Grace"_

      A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:

      Tamara Leigh presents an LOL, sarcastic yet witty novel. Just when you think Maizy_um_Grace_has done everything imaginable, she pulls out another unbelievably hilarious move. Of course, considering that she is taking advice from the ‘Dumb Blonde's Guide to Christianity' (or affectionately known as DBGC), things are bound to get crazy! Top it off with a little dog, a grandma with a brand new boyfriend, a co-worker with a British accent and a new BFF causing a hair disaster_let's just say prepare for a side aching laugh that leaves you gasping for breath.

      MY RATING:

      4.5 (out of 5) pennies

      *I received a complimentary copy of Faking Grace from Multnomah in exchange for my honest review*
    5. comstock, NE
      Age: 45-54
      Gender: female
      5 Stars Out Of 5
      hilarious!
      July 16, 2013
      debbiedeefisher
      comstock, NE
      Age: 45-54
      Gender: female
      Quality: 5
      Value: 5
      Meets Expectations: 5
      I received Faking Grace by Tamara Leigh from Blogging for Books this time and it was such a fun read!

      Maizy Grace (love that name) has a dream of being an investigative journalist. She lost her last job because her compassion got in the way and her boss was upset at the loss of a juicy story.

      She now has 2 jobs...one at a Nashville newspaper and the other at Steeple Side Christian Resources. She just has to dig up dirt at Steeple side while pretending to be a Christian from a resource she has called "Five-Step Program to Authentic Christian Faith". (which really should read how NOT to be a Christian! LOL)

      This book is full of antics that will make you laugh as on her journey of "faking grace", she actually finds it. If you would like a sneak peek, you can read chapter one here.

      I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
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