Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Chill Out, Josey by Susan May Warren

Writing Workshop takes a break today so I can tell you about the great book I just read.
How I love this author’s Russian stories. This one is no exception.

If you read Everything’s Coming Up Josey, you already know about Josey’s adventures as an inexperienced missionary in Russia. You also know she finds true love with her childhood friend, Chase. Chill Out, Josey follows her back to Russia when Chase—now her new husband—loses his job and decides to take a job out of state—way out of state. Not exactly what Josey had envisioned for her first year of marriage. In fact, she’s already looking at a cute little house for them to buy so they can settle down, get a dog, and start a family. Too bad Chase doesn’t share her vision. But something happens that neither of them expect when Josey finds out, the day before they are to leave for Russia, that she’s—gulp—expecting.

Thus begins a great story of love, humor and misadventure as Josey tries her hardest to be the Proverbs 31 wife. Oh, how she longs to “surpass” as a wife. I guess her first mistake was forgetting to turn off the water and accidentally flooding the apartment of the Mayor of Moscow. Yikes. Not good. But in the end, Josey does manage to “surpass” even her younger sister, the model of the perfect wife and mother, who knows how to make kringle and fresh bread, while Josey can barely cook anything without starting a fire and summoning the fire department.

The ending is perfectly funny. I highly recommend it.

Oh, and the author, Susan May Warren, is putting on a fun contest to win a great gift basket. Check it out if you've ever been pregnant!


Pamela J said...

Sounds like a fun book to read. Please enter my name in the drawing. Thanks
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Julie Lessman said...

You sold me, Melanie! "Chill Out, Josey" goes on my wish list!!


Robin Johns Grant said...

This sounds really fun! I love books about people who screw up more than I do. Makes me feel better.

Susan said...

Hi Melanie!

Thanks for helping to spread the word about Josey and her crazy antics!