Sunday, August 30, 2009

Gone To Green by Judy Christie

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Gone To Green

Abingdon Press (August 2009)


Judy Christie


Judy Pace Christie, after working as a journalist for twenty-five years, left the daily news business to open a consulting firm that works with individuals, businesses, and churches on strategies for meaningful life and work, including goal-setting, living fully, and balancing personal and professional lives. She is the author of Hurry Less, Worry Less; Hurry Less, Worry Less at Christmastime; and co-author of Awesome Altars. Judy and her husband live in northwest Louisiana.


Lois goes from being a corporate journalist at a large paper in the Midwest to the owner of The Green News-Item, a small twice-weekly newspaper in rural North Louisiana. The paper was an unexpected inheritance from a close colleague, and Lois must keep it for at least a year, bringing a host of challenges, lessons, and blessings into her life.

When Lois pulls into Green on New Year’s Day, she expects a charming little town full of smiling people. She quickly realizes her mistake. After settling into a loaned house out on Route 2, she finds herself battling town prejudices and inner doubts and making friends with the most surprising people: troubled teenager Katy, good-looking catfish farmer Chris, wise and feisty Aunt Helen, and a female African-American physician named Kevin.

Whether fighting a greedy, deceitful politician or rescuing a dog she fears, Lois notices the headlines in her life have definitely improved. She learns how to provide small-town news in a big-hearted way and realizes that life is full of newsworthy moments. When she encounters racial prejudice and financial corruption, Lois also discovers more about the goodness of real people and the importance of being part of a community.

While secretly preparing the paper for a sale, Lois begins to realize that God might indeed have a plan for her life and that perhaps the allure of city life and career ambition are not what she wants after all.

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loves to read said...


Jennifer AlLee said...

Scheduled to post at midnight with interview and giveaway. I'm posting a separate review on Tuesday.

Pam said...

Scheduled to post in the a.m. with a short review and book trailer at

Andi said...

posted and pinged : )

Rulan said...

Posted and pinged.

Winter said...

Posted and Pinged.

Kim said...

Posted with a review and pinged.


Deanna said...

Posting tonight.

Tarasview said...


SmilingSally said...

My review is here.

Betsy St. Amant said...

Posted, pinged =)

April Erwin said...

Mine's up.

Mocha with Linda said...

Scheduled to post overnight tonight.

carla stewart said...

Scheduled to post Wed. am with a mini-review.

Pattie said...
Posted, reviewed, pinged.

Jill said...

My post is up at Artistic Blogger.

Susan Stitch said...

Posted and pinged

Brittanie said...

Posted with review.

Cara Putman said...

mine goes up Wednesday morning

Ausjenny said...

posting with review

jess said...

Posted and pinged

Lynetta said...

Mine's up with a short, yet glowing review.

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

Jim Thompson said... + ping = done

Jenny said...

Posted and off to ping. One of the best books I've read all year.

elizabeth said...

Posted and pinged.

Jasmine said...

Posted! Looks like an interesting read - just got it today!

Cheryl Klarich said...


Gretchen Geyer said...

Oops, posted & pinged on Monday - Great Book!

Janna said...

Posted with a short review.