Saturday, February 28, 2015

BLOG TOUR: Letters to My Future Husband by Lisa McKendrick

Letters to My Future Husband blog tour


ABOUT THE BOOK

Sophie doesn’t know what kind of man she’s looking for, so her father suggests she write letters to her future husband—and come to know him in the process. But Sophie soon learns her letters aren’t the most reliable key to her heart. This hilarious coming-of-age novel is a guaranteed laugh-out-loud read you’ll want to share with all your friends.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lisa has been actively writing for many years and continues to hone her craft as a writer by attending SCBWI conferences in Florida. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a master’s degree in English, and has published three books in the LDS market.

REVIEW

I read this book in a day.  I had to know what happened between Sophie and Peter.  When I started the book I wasn't sure I was going to like Sophie, but considering her mother's bossiness and almost constant negativity.  But Sophie does feel genuine flaws and all.  But I confess my favorite character was Peter. I think that's why I read the book so quickly, I wanted to see what would happen.  I'm a big fan of good men and Peter definitely fits that definition.  In fact, it's to bad that he isn't a real character or I might go after him myself . ;)

Despite the seriousness of the issues that Sophie dealt with regarding self-confidence and her difficult relationship with her mother there was quite a bit of humor in the story.  Especially when Sophia starts dreaming about her future daughter.  There interactions were funny and heart-breaking at the same time.  It's a good thing most parents don't start with strong-willed ten-year-olds. 

The letters that Sophia wrote to her 'future husband' which is where the name of the book came from, but she gives it up when her mother discovers it.  What is especially interesting is when she looks back at it after growing up.  It's always interesting to look back at where we came from and it helps Sophia figure out what she wants and where she's going.  A story with some interesting twists and turns, for example, the way Sophia initially meets Peter is definitely unusual.  A book that I would definitely recommend to those who enjoy a different sort of romance with some interesting twists and turns.

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