Juliette and the Monday ManDates
#1, The Gustafson Girls
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One brokenhearted girl, three meddling sisters, and an intervention plan called The Monday ManDates....
MEET JULIETTE GUSTAFSON
Juliette is heart-broken after waiting in vain almost ten years for a proposal from her boyfriend. Determined she isn’t “getting over Mike” quickly enough, her three sisters devise The Monday ManDates; an intervention plan requiring Juliette to endure what turns out to be a series of remarkably disastrous blind dates: TheraPaul, Frisky Frank, TAZ the rock star, and the stoic Tim Larsen, among others. Then there’s Victor Jarrett, the police officer with an affinity for pulling Juliette over when she’s at her very worst. But no one is more surprised than Juliette when she meets the one man who can right the wrongs in her past and change her future, if she will only let herself fall in love with him.
MEET THE GUSTAFSON GIRLS
When Paul and Simone Gustafson are killed by a drunk driver, the lives of their daughters change irrevocably. Although raised by loving grandparents, it’s the G-FOURce—the Gustafson Four Sisters Club—that binds them together when their differences would tear them apart. All grown up now, Juliette has become the quintessential doormat, Renata, the self-appointed matriarchal figure. Phoebe is, at least according to Renata, borderline narcissistic, and Gia is on the verge of a major identity crisis.
Then there’s Angela Clinton, the senior class darling who drove her cherry black 1970 el Camino into the side of their parents’ car on the night of Juliette’s high school graduation. Angela’s prison sentence is winding down; soon she’ll be eligible for parole and moving back to town. Will the G-FOURce be strong enough to hold them together as they step into the eye of the storm that’s been brewing for the last fifteen years? Will they finally be able to let go of the past and embrace the future, no matter what it holds?
Note: The Gustafson Girls series is Christian Women's Fiction with strong elements of Romance.
From Publishers Weekly
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This is an awesome story with many lessons about self worth and forgiveness.
Very much enjoyed!
It had a bit of a slow start, with some elements snagging my consciousness such as a disparity with lingo and thinking that was dated more to a late-40-something rather than a 30-something and a few character names that just seem awkward, but once the story began unfolding I found myself laughing out loud and excited to read more about these relationships. Sure, it's not all believable, but I enjoy reading for an escape from reality, and this book provided a great one! I'll be looking forward to future installments about the other sisters, but will hope she revisits Juliette's story further as well!
Juliette and the Monday Man-Dates
Delightful and entertaining. I thinly I'll recommend it to my book club.