Joan Sanderson's life is stuck. Her older sister, Allie, is starting a family and her younger sister, Tori, has a budding career. Meanwhile, Joan is living at home with Mom and looking after her aging grandmother. Not exactly a recipe for excitement. That is, until a hunky young doctor moves in next door. Suddenly Joan has a goal--to get a date. But it won't be easy. Pretty Tori flirts relentlessly with him and Joan is sure that she can't compete. But with a little help from God, Allie, and an enormous mutt with bad manners, maybe Joan can find her way out of this rut.
Book 1 of the Sister-to-Sister series, Stuck in the Middle combines budding romance, spiritual searching, and a healthy dose of sibling rivalry.
Smith (Just As I Am) provides all the standard elements of inspirational chick lit in this first installment of the Sister-to-Sister series. Joan has been dumped by her long-term boyfriend, lives at home, has an unexciting job and can t quite figure out what to do with her life, until a single doctor (who is of course terribly good-looking and very serious about his faith) moves in next door. As the title suggests, Joan is the middle daughter and feels dwarfed by her older sister s happy family and her younger sister s beauty and success. She struggles with feeling abandoned by her father and angry that her mother forced him to leave when she was young. She wonders if there s more depth to her faith than she initially thought, and learns more about God from her new doctor friend. And she tries hard to take care of her elderly grandmother to prevent her from being sent to an assisted living home, though that may prove to be the best place for her after all. Naturally, this is the realm of happy endings, and readers won t be disappointed. The sisters are spirited and fun, and if the story takes a while to get going, it soon quickens the pace and entertains.
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This book is gorgeous. I downloaded it and within the same day, I finished it. I feel as though I can relate to the protagonist with her faith struggle. This book left me with a sense of joy. It reminded me once again, that we have a loving creator who cares for his creation. I love this book, it is definitely a must-read.
Beautiful, insperational, and leaves me wanting more!
Not to mention LAUGHING HYSTERICALLY!!! LOL This book literally made my bond with a God stronger. You should totally read it! Thank you
sooooooo much for writing this Vanessa!! May God bless you and your family a bunch!!!!!!
Not a fan
I’m not sure if the genre isn’t my thing, but I find this book hard to get through