Sunday, April 24, 2016
Hook, Lies, and eDates - by Sara Stephens Henderson
About the book:
Freelance writer, Annie J. Cameron, is working undercover on an Internet dating site researching her latest assignment for Metropolitan Woman Magazine. Single mom and recent empty nester, Annie secretly hopes to find her own Prince Charming, but instead finds herself face to face with the best and the worst of her past.
“Every butterfly needs a rock to land on.”
This was an amusing story that kept my attention. Annie has two grown daughters, one with a new guy who somewhat reminds her of her ex so she's suspicious of him. I found the situation of her being matched with her ex and an ex-fiance on the dating site to be a little far-fetched and I couldn't believe she would even entertain thoughts of getting back together with her ex after what she said he had done. She was a little too much of a drama queen for my taste, but that did make her unpredictable, which made for a more interesting story. I also thought the spiritual content was pretty light and I like to see the characters grow spiritually throughout the story. There was one part that bothered me where her ex essentially propositioned her and I wondered why she didn't seem more bothered by that or why she didn't explain why she wouldn't be interested. Instead, it almost seemed like she was considering it. It seemed like her faith didn't play a part in her decisions. The story was clean and it was nice to see a heroine who was older. There were also some funny moments, especially when she talked about some of the guys' pictures from the dating site. It was nice to see a Minnesota setting. You'd probably like the story if you like romantic comedies.
About the author:
Sara Stephens Henderson has been in the education field for over thirty years as an elementary teacher and is currently an elementary principal. She is the author of the Howie books; an I Can Read series, published by Zonderkidz. Sara has authored articles featured in Focus on the Family magazine and has several short stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul books. In addition she has hosted short inspirational segments on a local radio station. Hook, Lies, and eDates is Sara’s first novel for women.