Saturday, October 28, 2006

Book Review: Straight Up

Nothing beats a new Lisa Samson release for a good excuse to curl up on a cold, wet Saturday and do absolutely nothing but read your heart out. Emphasis on heart. Meet Georgia Bishop, a talented musician, and her uptight cousin Fairly, as they reunite with their only living relative, Uncle Geoffrey, and face some truths about their pasts.

Lisa Samson has once again created real characters living real lives. The picture isn't always pretty, but God can make beautiful things of the ugliest situations. Straight Up does not disappoint.

7 comments:

Susanne said...

I love Lisa Samson. I'll have to put this on hold at the library. Maybe after I get through my ever growing fall reading challenge list! :vD

Jennifer said...

Glad to know you liked it, and thanks for not giving details. I almost didn't read your review, because I haven't read the book yet, but this was just a green light to go ahead.

You were the one who turned me on to Lisa Samson, and I appreciate it. I love her storytelling and characters.

Katrina said...

I'm almost half-way through Straight Up, and am finding it hard to put the book down.

Barb said...

I'd never even heard of this author but this book sounds like a good one. I'm adding her name to my neverending books wish list!

Islandsparrow said...

I've never tired her but I've just requested The Church Ladies from our local library. Thanks for the recommendation.

Islandsparrow said...

tell me please...how did "heard" turn into "tired"? hmmm - it's getting late - maybe the computer is giving me a message :)

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Ooh, I love good book recommendations! I have not read any by Lisa Samson, but I too will add her to my ever-growing "check out at the library". Ok, I just looked online and my library has 3 by her, all from the late 90's. Now to figure out which one to try first.

Thanks Dianne!