Maizy Grace Stewart’s dream career as an investigative journalist is in tatters when she comes too close to her subject while conducting an undercover operation. Maizy is determined her soft heart won’t betray her again and she plans to prove herself with a new opportunity with a Nashville newspaper.
When the part time position won’t pay the bills Maizy looks for another role to bolster her income. Thankful for the first time in her life for her quirky name, Maizy applies for a job with Steeple Side Christian Resources, believing it will give her a shoe in to the position. Steeple Side only employs those born again and with a name reminiscent of the famous hymn surely they will believe she is one of them…..won’t they?
With her Dumb Blonde’s Guide to Christianity, Maizy sets out to transform herself in to the perfect Christian, bumper stickers, WWJD bracelet and KJV Bible included. Maizy doesn’t count on the appealing and penetrating gaze of Steeple Side’s managing editor looking beyond her outward appearance straight to her heart. When the newspaper wants Maizy to expose hypocrisy among Steeple Side’s employees, she is torn between resurrecting her journalistic career and following the seeds of hope her Steeple Side colleagues and God have planted in her soul.
Faking Grace takes a humourous and entertaining look at the cliches Christians too often engage in when the truth of God’s love and the freedom of His forgiveness can transform our lives. Tamara Leigh succeeds again in wrapping appealing characters and a fun storyline around deep truths that will challenge you as you laugh, agonise and love with Maizy Grace. Maizy and Jack steal the limelight with sparkling attraction, witty dialogue and authentic responses to betrayal, manipulation and pain. That being said, Tamara has used her minor characters well, establishing through them a true picture of imperfect and struggling Christians. I always know with a Tamara Leigh novel that I am going to fall in love with her characters, be challenged to be more authentic and to delight in the grace and joy God longs to bestow on us – Faking Grace is no exception!
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