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Christian Chick Lit, a Book by Kristin Billerbeck

  • Jun 9, 2010
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Kristin Billerbeck's loyal readers often consider this book to be one of her best. The star of this fun romp-of-a-story is the lovely, thirty one year old Ashley Stockingdale. She’s a smart, corporate patent attorney; an interesting single woman who loves God but acts like what she is, a normal woman from Silicon Valley who loves clothes, shoes, bags and good men. 

You won't find this woman spouting scriptures in a forced, unnatural way. Ashley lives the life of someone who follows God, but she speaks plainly of her frustrations and anger with things that go wrong in her life. She experiences the same ups and downs that we all do and she's not always "perfect" in her reactions and responses, which makes her quite loveable. When you read the thoughts that are sometimes bouncing around in Ashley’s head, you can’t help but laugh aloud. Her aside speeches to God are surprisingly frank and refreshing. Ashley isn’t a perfect, cookie cutter Christian. She’s self-absorbed, flawed and faulted, and therein lies her appeal.
Ashley would love to find someone to love, who loves her back. She wants to get married. She really wants to get married! Follow Ashley’s difficulties with the men in her life and enjoy the bumpy ride. Told in first-person narrative, this book has a “best friend” quality to it that you’ll thoroughly enjoy. Billerbeck writes well and likes to challenge her readers by presenting characters who are “normal” people who just happen to be Christians. Read this book and then go on to enjoy the others in the series: She’s Out of Control and With This Ring, I’m Confused.
Christian Chick Lit, a Book by Kristin Billerbeck

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   I'm a freelance writer. I live in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico and travel extensively throughout the states about half of each year.
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