Stealing Adda  -     By: Tamara Leigh
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NavPress / 2006 / Paperback

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Just because Adda Sinclaire writes best-selling romances doesn't mean she lives one! Adda can't shake the feeling that something's missing from her life---not her ex-husband, who ran off with another author and took their dog with him. And not a current beau. It couldn't be Jesus---or could it? 416 pages, softcover from NavPress.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 416
Vendor: NavPress
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1576839257
ISBN-13: 9781576839256
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Publisher's Description

Bestselling romance author Adda Sinclaire has writer's block. Just when she catches her breath-and quite possibly the eye of a certain fabulously good-looking man--her arch-nemesis gives the pot one final stir.

Author Bio

Since 1994, TAMARA LEIGH has been writing nationally best selling, award-winning historical romances, including Warrior Bride , Unforgotten, Misbegotten Saxon Bride , Pagan Bride , and Virgin Bride . Her most recent release, Blackheart , made the USA Today Best-seller List. Stealing Adda is her first book with NavPress.

Publisher's Weekly

Romance writer Leigh (Blackheart) makes her debut in the Christian market with this tale based at least partly on her life experience. Adda Sinclaire is a bestselling romance novelist with a case of writers block and a lingering interest in Christianity. Like most chick-lit heroines, she has a knack for ridiculous situations, whether thats pulling out a clump of her nemesiss hair or sticking her tongue out at a good-looking guy across a restaurant (who turns out to be the publisher trying to acquire her next book). If at times unbelievable, the plot moves quickly and will draw readers in. Nick, the good-looking publisher, becomes Addas love interest (although technically their relationship is strictly business). Stick Woman, her archenemy, accuses Adda of plagiarizing one of her books, forcing Adda into hiding. Add a dose of family conflict, an insistent would-be lover and a supporting cast of several characters who happen to be Christian, and you have the makings of compelling inspirational romance. Traditional romance readers may also be attracted to this title Addas investigation of Christianity, if a bit forced, plays a supporting role, and readers are never browbeaten. And if the conclusion is primarily about the improvement of Addas character, Leigh also fulfills her readers expectations of the romance genre. Copyright 2006 Publishers Weekly

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  1. Mama Luv
    Marksville,Louisiana
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Funny,surprising,and my favorite book!
    April 22, 2011
    Mama Luv
    Marksville,Louisiana
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The first book I read by Tamara was Faking Grace last year on my birthday. Ever since I have collected every book by her. Including Stealing Adda. Which-before I read Splitting Harriet-won itself the title my favorite book. I could totally relate to Adda(since I wanna be a author and I give people not-so-flattering nicknames). And it was hilarious! And though I LOVE books that tickle my funny bone. But Stealing Adda gave me more than a laugh. It let me look at how I was living. That people-such as non-Christains-were watching me. That the reputation for every Chistain was on my shoulders and that I CAN forgive and have to think before I act. And though I read that book a few months ago I'm still working on it. So anyway get this book,enjoy it,and I'll see you in the bookstore in July buying Tamaras newest novel! Which is "Restless in Carolina" by the way.;)
  2. Christy Janes
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    April 2, 2011
    Christy Janes
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Ok, it's time to officially add Tamara Leigh to my list of favorite authors! I love her stories, her style, and her fabulous sense of humor. Her books fall a little bit into the chick-lit genre and a little bit into the romance genre, but by the time I finish one, I'm a fan of the "I-don't-care-what-you-call-it-it's-so-good-I-wanna-read-it-again" genre. (Wow, what a mouthful!)

    I became a fan of Tamara's right after reading Splitting Harriet (which was just as great of a read as this one). But before reading this book, I honestly had no clue that Tamara Leigh had once been a successful, mainstream romance author. After I read Stealing Adda (along with a few book reviews of it, too), the light bulb went off in my head that this book very easily could've been her journey through the world of writing. Everything was so spot on--the deadlines, the writing conferences, the agent phone calls, the best-seller lists, the red pen of death from the editor--that I felt like I was in the midst of all that drama right beside Adda.

    But let me tell ya...that just barely scratches the surface about how great this book was! I cannot believe how many times I could not stop laughing! And I'm not talking about a little chuckle, either. I'm talking about LOL funny! Adda had these very "unique" names for people (mostly for people she didn't like) that summed them up to a T. "Stick Woman" was a personal favorite of mine, as well as Adda's friend, "Puffer"...better known as Joyce. "Prim" and "Improper" stole the show a few times, too. :o)

    As great as the humor was, the romance was enough to make me weak in the knees. Goo.... (you'll know what I mean after you read it for yourself). :o) "Chocolates" was every girl's dream guy, even if he had a tendency to be non-committal a good portion of the time. The chemistry between him and Adda was the kind that would have you imagining fireworks in the background...it was that good!

    But seriously....this book is the kind of book I would give to someone that wants a great story, but maybe they're not a Christian. It showed the journey from non-believer to believer in a very real way that wasn't preachy or "church-ey." Instead, the Christian characters that were featured had a genuine faith that was just part of their personality. They weren't trying to witness every 5 minutes, or saying "I'll pray for you" all the time. They lived their faith by example instead of trying to cram it down your throat. What a refreshing change. :o)

    So, with all that said, I think there should be a Tamara Leigh Fan Club, and I very seriously doubt that I would be the only member! Anyone else wanna join? (Er....maybe we should ask Tamara what she thinks first.....)

    5 Stars (as if you had to ask) :o)
  3. adrienne
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    February 28, 2010
    adrienne
    I have read one other book by this author, Faking Grace, and didn't think much of the first book but Stealing Adda was great. In fact after reading this book I will definitely be looking into other books written by this author. It was a funny book and had a great plot.
  4. Deborah
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    November 20, 2007
    Deborah
    This was one of the funniest chick lit books I've read. Tamara Leigh has definitely made her mark in the Christian chick lit scene and she's become one of my new favorite authors. The story is wonderfully written, fresh, hip and informative. I really felt for Adda as she has to put up with her writing rival who is also her ex-husband's new wife. I could not stand those two and what they did to her. I think this may be the first (and probably only time) that I've seen the name Dick used as an insult in a Christian fiction book but not in a bad way (if you get what I'm saying). I cracked up during that scene. I will admit that she handled the situations a lot better than I would. The relationship with Nick was wonderful, I absolutely loved the chemistry between them. I enjoyed reading about what it's like to be an author. It was fun learning about the writing process, the brainstorming, the writer's block. I also liked reading about what it's like to be on the bestseller's list and attending conferences. What I found most interesting was after reading this book, I was searching online and came across an article involving two major romance novelists. The story was the same where one writer plagiarized the other's works. However I don't think they had quite the same experiences that Adda vs. Stick Woman did! This is a fast paced book that you won't want to stop reading. There's lots of laughs in this book so I wouldn't recommend reading it in public because people are going to look at you strange for cracking up in the middle of reading. VERY highly recommended.
  5. Judy Fedele, Publicity, Believers Chapel MOPS
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    May 18, 2006
    Judy Fedele, Publicity, Believers Chapel MOPS
    Once upon a time, in a big, big city, there was a romance writer whose life had absolutely no resemblance to anything she wroteStealing Adda by author Tamara Leigh is a story about a romance novelist with a woefully mixed up take on relationships. Adda Sinclair is a New York Times bestselling author who seems incapable of developing the kind of intimacy she so easily writes about but so desperately desires in her own life. Adda finds herself battling writer's block, nail biting, and a hidden attraction to a tall, dark man who also happens to be her new publisher (read: forbidden fruit). The story is a riot of misadventure and comic slapstick as Adda stumbles from one mind-boggling scene to another.Adda's arch-nemesis - dubbed the "Stick Woman" haunts her at every turn: at restaurants, writers' conferences, and at bookstores where her own romance novels compete for shelf space. Stick Woman steals Adda's husband and her dog, then has the audacity to accuse Adda of plagiarizing one of her own books. During the course of the story Adda learns that to forgive is divine, but to downright despise someone is totally human. This novel has a unique storyline, great delivery, and characters you can really sink your teeth into (if you're into that sort of thing). Stealing Adda is one of the funniest books I have read in a long time. I thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end, and I can't wait to sink my teeth into Tamara Leigh's next novel.
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