Monday, March 03, 2008

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE - Virginia Smith's Newest Release

Stuck in the Middle

Book 1 of The Sister-to-Sister Series

by Virginia Smith

Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.99
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
Number of Pages: 336
Publication Date: Feb 08

When I met my sweet friend Ginny Smith at a writer's conference, her first book was about to release. As we stood talking in line we clicked and have since become great friends. Standing in line that day, Ginny was simply grateful God had blessed her with the publication of Just As I Am. Today, several books later, Ginny is still the same wonderful woman, grateful for each new publication God has blessed her with.

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE is part of her Sister-to-Sister series. Check out Ginny's website

to see more of her work. And RUN, do not WALK, to the nearest bookstore to purchase the wonderfully delightful read.

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 stuck at home with Mom and her aging grandmother. Not exactly a recipe for excitement—or romance.

When a hunky young doctor moves in next door, Joan sets out to catch his eye. But it won’t be easy. Pretty Tori flirts relentlessly and Joan is sure that she can’t compete. But with a little help from God, Allie, and an enormous mutt with bad manners, Joan begins to find her way out of this rut and into the life she’s been hiding from.

Book 1 of the Sister-to-Sister series, Stuck in the Middle combines budding romance, soul searching, and a healthy dose of sibling rivalry that is sure to make you smile.

Endorsements for Stuck in the Middle

"A gentle story of one young woman’s season of growth, deftly blending the tangle of family relationships with gifts of whimsy and revelation. A joy to read."

Sharon Hinck, author of Renovating Becky Miller and Symphony of Secrets

"Virginia Smith has created a charming and humorous novel that celebrates small town life, generations of women caring for each other, and the value of finding a deeper, more active faith."

Sharon Dunn, author of the Bargain Hunters mysteries


"What do you get when you have three generations of women living under one roof? Laughter, tears, and a ton of love. Smith knows how to use everyday situations in a humorous, caring way. This is a great start to a new series." - Romantic Times (Rating: Four Stars)

"This is so much more than a romantic chick-lit novel. This is a tale of the female dynamic, in both the family and in the church, and it is powerfully written." - Deena Peterson, A Peek at my Bookshelf

"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." - Publisher's Weekly

"The first of the Sister to Sister trilogy is a warm relationship drama as the three sisters seem real especially their sibling rivalries. The story line starts a bit slow to allow the audience to understand each of the sisters, but especially the star middle child Joan. Fans have fully developed siblings who behave in a consistent manner, which leads to a fine inspirational chick lit tale that focuses on being one's self when relating with others especially loved ones." - Harriet Klausner at Genre Go Round Reviews