Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Tracey Bateman's I Love Claire ~ Reviewed
I Love Claire
By Tracey Bateman
Published by Faith Words
ISBN 10: 0-446-69607-2
Lovable and quirky Claire Everett finally snagged a man, but how will she pay for the wedding gown when her writing career hits a snag of its own? She was busy enough as a novelist and mother of four, but after Claire finds the wedding dress of her dreams, complete with a nightmarish price tag, she kicks into overdrive to find a way to afford the heavenly gown. Suddenly she becomes Claire Everett: Entrepreneur. Assistant to the elderly. Dog-walker extraordinaire.
She soon discovers that walking dogs and doing odd jobs are a piece of cake compared to fending off the advances of her client's drop-dead gorgeous son and dealing with her kids antics. Claire needs God's help is she's ever going to straighten out her tangled life. And when her magical honeymoon plans crumble into dust, she has to wonder what disaster lies in store for the Big Day.
If you liked Leave it to Claire and Claire Knows Best, you're going to love I Love Claire. I started chuckling on page one and snickered all the way through to the end. But this lighthearted look at relationships will have you reexamining your own. There's meat on the bones of this novel—spiritual food for thought. It's just hidden in the package of a rollicking good read.
With characters that grab you by the hand and pull you into their world, I Love Claire will leave you wanting more.
Reviewed by Ane Mulligan