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Mar

Review: Cross My Heart

   Posted by: Garrett   in Path

Another awesome book from Julie! This one was just as touching and fun as the “My Not-So-Fairy-Tale Life” book.

I couldn’t put it down and finished it in one day. I highly recommend it, especially to LDS readers who want more stories like those Jack Weyland wrote (only less sappy and more full of awesome).

Plot: The general story is about a 20-something LDS woman who is trying to find the man of her dreams amid a love quadrangle (triangles are so passé) with twists and turns that involve ex-boyfriends, crazy parents, scheming bosses, stolen work, and Boston.

Characters: Jillian is the main character, and she is immediately likeable for her snarky attitude and her straight-forwardness. She’s an ad executive and is great at what she does. But she wants more out of life than just work. She reminds me of some people I know who are actually kind of in the same situation as her regarding dating and marriage. I gradually came to care about Jillian and really wanted her to be happy. Is it weird that she felt like a real person? In any case, there are 3 “love interests” in this story for her. One is insecure, one is competition for her job, and one hates ad executives. Yet each is charming in their own way and teach Jillian about herself.

Setting: The story starts in LA but quickly moves to Boston, the land of Jillian’s upbringing. Yet, her experiences in LA and on the plane ride there combine to give her a fresh perspective on the town she called home. And we get to go along for the ride.

Conflict: It’s a romance – of course there is conflict. But it is also tied up with her career and with her religion and her crazy parents. That is part of what makes this such a page-turner.

Text: Wonderfully written with great insight into the characters’ minds to make it seem oh so real.

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