Sunday, August 04, 2013

Review of Splitting Harriet by Tamara Leigh

Once upon a time, I was a rebel. And I have the tattoo to prove it. 
Then there was the spiked hair–the shade of which changed monthly–“colorful” language that can’t be found in your everyday sixteen-count crayon box, a pack-a-day habit, less-than-modest wardrobe, and an obsession with guitar-trashing, drum-bashing music. 
Did I mention I’m also a preacher’s kid? That’s right. And like the prodigal son after whom I modeled myself, I finally saw the error of my ways and returned to the fold.
Today my life is all about “lead me not into temptation.” When I’m not serving as Women’s Ministry Director at my father’s church, I’m working at Gloria’s Morning Café. I even have worthy goals, like saving enough money to buy the café, keep my Jelly Belly habit under control, and to never again hurt the people I love. No more parties. No more unsavory activities. And no more motorcycles! You’d think I was finally on the right track.
This is an older book, but still super cute. Light and full of laughs, but with an undertone of learning how to forgive one's self and move on. This was a great example of pendulum living. Going from one extreme to another, of which neither are one's true self. Tamara kept the reader moving along with wit and a spunky story line.  She did a great job balancing the characters, keeping the charm throughout the book and not filling it with fluffy gooey romance.

Interested to read more about Tamara and her books (she even has a cooking website!)? Visit her website:

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I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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