Friday, July 14, 2006

Rachel Hauck's Georgia on Her Mind ~ Reviewed

Georgia on Her Mind
By Rachel Hauck
Published by Steeple Hill
ISBN 0-373-78574-2

Until 10:30 a.m., Monday, February 6, Macy Moore was Miss Most Likely To Succeed, a corporate executive on the fast track, with a marriage-material boyfriend and a cool city condo. Bu noon, she was as good as fired … and dumped. How in the world could she go home to Beauty, Georgia now?

Thank goodness for the Single Saved Sisters. With loyal friends Lucy, Adriane and Tamara by her side, Macy retreated to the House of Joe for coffee, consolation and consultation. Could they help her put her life back on the right path?

In a word … HILARIOUS. Georgia on Her Mind is a rollicking good book, filled with memorable characters on a rollercoaster ride with life. Macy has a lot to learn and a lot to get over, and her faith walk reminded me a lot of my own—three steps forward; two slippery-slide steps back.

Hauck portrays Macy's dilemmas, and the way she handles them—or doesn't—with a fresh voice, having fun with the characters and the story. There were times I wanted to slap Macy upside the head and tell her to get a grip and get over it, but then so did her girlfriends. Rachel Hauck had me completely invested in the lives of her characters. I needed to know how they got through all the "stuff".

Macy's search for God's will is like ours. I don't get lightning strikes or verbal directions from God. Neither did Macy. She had to keep looking, make mistakes and guess, hoping to discover the right way for her. Just like you and me. But Hauck doesn't hit you over the head with the spiritual thread; it's just part of who Macy is. Not in-your-face or shouting get what I'm trying to teach you, Georgia on Her Mind is a good book, worthy of standing up against any chick lit out there.

Reviewed by Ane Mulligan


Michelle said...

Sounds like one I need to read very soon. Nice review Ane!

Mary Connealy said...

Well, look who's here, Michelle!
I came because I saw the review posted on the ACFW loop and I wanted to invite you ladies to participate in a class on the forum that Michelle and I and a couple of others are teaching. We've love any reviewers that wanted to share their own experiences, comment on their journey to the power and prestige of reviewing, and also I personally want as many hits on the class as possible because it will give me an inflated view of my own importance. What do you think? August class? Look for it on the loop.

Kristin Billerbeck said...

Amen Ane! Rachel has such a great voice, and you can tell she loves singles. Besides that, she's so young and cute, it's really pathetic that she writes too. I think I might hurt her. LOL

Ruth said...

I cannot wait to read this book. I've been planning to order it as soon as CBD has it in stock for a month now, LOL!

Rachel Hauck said...

Ane, thanks so much for the review. I appreciate it!

Kristin, please don't hurt me. :)