Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Operation Bonnet by Kimberly Stuart

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Operation Bonnet
David C. Cook; New edition (February 1, 2011)
Kimberly Stuart

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:     Kimberly says:

I am a writer of comedic fiction, and would like to suggest that you laugh regularly when reading my books. Let’s also try for one to two teary moments. If you are crying more than that, you don’t understand my sense of humor and should move on to another author.

I grew up in a book-loving home. Actually, that’s not entirely accurate. My mom loves books. My dad loves to read the first chapters of books and then make us all listen as he recites his favorite passages. I, however, enjoy reading books in their entirety and came into writing as a result of book-love. After earning two fancy degrees in education and Spanish, I promptly let the thinking part of my brain take a breather and instead became pregnant. (I’m sure a lot of other things happened between early literacy and pregnancy but I don’t really remember any of that. If you also have shared your uterus with another human, you understand.)

In an effort to author a book that would entertain my sassy, irreverent, breast-feeding/drooping friends, I wrote my first novel, Balancing Act. People were so nice to me after that, I decided to continue with writing. Also, I can’t craft, knit, or scrapbook, so what else was a nice, Christian girl to do?

In addition to writing books to make my friends laugh and cry, I observe the chaos at the home I share with my unfailingly supportive husband and three offspring. We’re doing our best and so far, no one’s been to prison.


Twenty-year-old Nellie Monroe has a restless brilliance that makes her a bit of an odd duck. She wants to be a private investigator, even though her tiny hometown offers no hope of clients. Until she meets Amos Shetler, an Amish dropout carrying a torch for the girl he left behind.

So Nellie straps on her bonnet and goes undercover to get the dish. But though she’s brainy, Nellie is clueless when it comes to real life and real relationships. Soon she’s alienated her best friend, angered her college professor, and botched her case.

Operation Bonnet is a comedy of errors, a surprising take on love, and a story of grace.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Operation Bonnet, go HERE.

Watch the book video trailer:

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Carla at Carla's Writing Café
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Christy at Southern Sassy Things
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Ernie at Writing: My Adventures In Words
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Kelly Klepfer said...

posted. loved this book.

Ernie W. said...

Post is now up.

SmilingSally said...

Here's mine:


Molly said...

Scheduled with a review @ Book Reviews by Molly to post on Thursday PM>

Jasmine said...


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Jenny said...


Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with review. http://www.daysongreflections.com//?p=6993

Georgiana said...

Scheduled for morning!

Nora St. Laurent said...


Posted and Reviewed!!

I LOVED this book.

Nora St.Laurent
Finding Hope Through Ficton

Jim Thompson said...

Posted my review at The Well-Dressed Branch. Hope you don't mind honesty in these reviews. Some of y'all loved this one. Nancy and I didn't.

Deanna said...


Ausjenny said...

Scheduled for later today with review

Brittanie said...

Posted with short review.

Margie Vawter said...

Posted—laughed through the first chapter, but will have to post a review later.

Heart2Heart said...

This is a story that is meant to be savored. LOVED IT!


Love and Hugs ~ Kat

carla stewart said...


April Erwin said...

mine's up.

Cheryl Klarich said...

I'm up!!

Janna said...

I'm finally up with a review! It took me all weekend because everytime I copied and pasted the content it shut down my internet explorer - 5 different times! I finally switched computers (from a pc to a mac) and switched from IE to Firefox and it worked. So weird! Never had that happen before! Anyway - I liked this book!

Kimberly Stuart said...

Thanks, all, for taking the time to post! I appreciate your kindness. :)