Par for the Course   -     By: Ray Blackston
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Par for the Course

Hachette Books / 2008 / Paperback

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When an attractive political correspondent suggests that Charleston golf-range owner Chris Hackett capitalize on the polarized presidential election to market his business, he sees a chance to make money---and impress Molly. But somebody's taking the right vs. left insults too seriously! Will Molly stick around as Chris learns the true meaning of "playing politics"? 240 pages, softcover from Faithwords.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Hachette Books
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0446178152
ISBN-13: 9780446178150
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Publisher's Description

Sparks fly when Ray Blackson returns with his trademark quirky sense of humor. Golf, politics, and romance collide in PAR FOR THE COURSE as golf range owner Chris Hackett meets an attractive political correspondent who turns his world upside down.In PAR FOR THE COURSE, Chris Hackett owns and operates Hack's Golf Learning Center, an eccentric golf range in Charleston, SC. Chris jumps at the chance to step up his game when an attractive new student and political correspondent, Molly, suggests that Chris capitalize on the current, highly polarized, presidential election. This pitting of right versus left means even more income, plus a sharp new girlfriend, and soon Chris, his sidekick, Cack, and their unique golf range are the talk of the town . . . until someone takes the political insults too seriously. Will Molly stick around as Chris learns the true meaning of "playing politics"? And will Chris realize how much he wants her to?

Author Bio

Ray Blackston of Greenville, South Carolina, worked as a buyer and a broker for eleven years before cashing in his modest 401k and leaving his corporate cubicle to write full time. He serves on the missions committee of his church, has traveled to rural Ecuador on a summer missions program, and coaches his seven-year-old nephew, Action Jackson, in T-Ball. You can visit Ray on the Web at

Publisher's Weekly

Light romance and an amusing golf theme keep Blackston’s latest inspirational lad lit novel percolating. Protagonist Chris Hackett is the likable owner of Hackett’s Golf Learning Center in Charleston, S.C., but his prowess on the golf course hasn’t translated to his social life, “a series of relational double bogeys.” When 30-something golf student Molly Cusack suggests combining golf and politics in a way that will ensure more business, he’s hooked. Customers line up to practice their golf swings and “whack a liberal” or “whack a conservative,” while business skyrockets. Soon, Chris wonders about the integrity of hiring out his range for “faux political vindication.” Disaster isn’t far behind. What’s amusing about Blackston’s first-person novel is Chris’s urgent desire for matrimony and kids—a refreshing swap from the usual chick-lit and lad-lit fare. A plotline about a feminist never goes anywhere, and faith notes are barely evident (Chris asks Molly to pray about their relationship without much context). Although the humor can become cheesy, there are plenty of laugh-aloud moments, including those provided by a farcical reading group guide. Better than his previous, A Pagan’s Nightmare, this is an enjoyable read. (Feb.)Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

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