Friday, October 29, 2010

Gone to Green (Book 1) by Judy Christie

Rating: 3 out of 5
Format: Kindle Edition
Print Length: 224 pages
Publisher: Abingdon Press; Original edition (July 31, 2009)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English
ASIN: B002MH495G

First sentence: "I glanced down at the floorboard and noticed it was Thursday"

Lois is a big city newspaper editor climbing the corporate ladder. She has a fantastic career, awesome friends and a great life. Her life is turned upside down though when she inherits a small town newspaper and is not allowed to sell it for a year. Lois is forced to move to the small mid-west town of Green and run the newspaper.

A fun, light, easy read. It has some funny moments and even a few touching moments. There are no big surprises with the story line or the characters. However it does not really matter, I still enjoyed reading this book.

There is a strong christian thread to the book. However it fits with the characters and the setting of the book, which is a small religious town. Since reading other reviews around the net I found out this is classed as Christian literature. That probably explains the religious feel! I never felt though that I was being "Bible bashed" as they say. The main character has actually turned her back on God and the religious aspect of the story follows her struggle with this.

Downloaded this as a free ebook from Kindle when it was on special for free. This is the first in a series. Not sure if I will read the rest of the series, not because it was awful but because I just don't have time to continue reading this series.


  1. "a fun, light, easy read'...nothing wrong with those books. Matter of fact, they tend to be a bit refreshing at times when you want to read, but just do not want to put a whole lot of brain power into the reading. This book sounds like a good one to keep in mind for those moments of mine. :)

    You liking your kindle? I love gadgets. I seriously do. My fingers are itching to get my hands on a kindle or something similar, but I just have not done so due to cost and I am not entirely certain I could read a book without the tactile sensation that a print version gives me. Still...I keep looking at the e-readers....

  2. I actually dont have an ereader, but an application on my iphone for Kindle. I didnt think I would enjoy an ereader either but so far I love it on my iphone. It means I always have a book handy no matter what.

    So far I have only downloaded free books but I think my next book purchase will be an ebook. THe new Jim Butcher!