Item description for Around the World in 80 Dates (Sydney Alexander Series, Book 1) by Christa Banister...
Overview Travel writer Sydney Alexander is ready for one particular journey to end: her frustrating search for a Mr. Right. As a Christian twentysomething navigating the weird world of dating, she's encountered more than her share of frogs. From men who can't keep a job to self-centered professionals, her lackluster dates leave Sydney wondering where the good guys are hiding. But things are looking way up. Just after landing her dream job, she meets an eligible round of bachelors, including a dashing Europen, a promising blind date, and a charming coffee-shop word-smith. Now Sydney will discover just how far she's willing to compromise to land her dream guy. This book shares a woman's humorous take on being single. Filled with wit, real issues, and quirky characters, Sydney's story will encourage female readers to never settle for less than God's best.
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Studio: NavPress Publishing Group
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2007
Publisher NAV PRESS #111
ISBN 160006177X ISBN13 9781600061776
Reviews - What do customers think about Around the World in 80 Dates (Sydney Alexander Series, Book 1)?
Totally engaging! Oct 30, 2008
Sydney Alexander is a faithful friend, a devoted sister, dedicated to her job and walks the straight and narrow! You would think applying all these great qualities to her dating life would net her a great guy - but strangely, no. Sydney continues to find Mr Flaky, Stinky, Tardy, Selfish and even Mr I Like Your Friend Better!
Determined not to give up, Sydney continues her search for the man who just might be the one, until it seems she has exhausted all possible candidates in Greater Minneapolis. Realising it might not be meant to be, Sydney decides to let go and let God!
I loved Sydney's take on life, dating and essential movies! Christa has given voice to every girl's heart as we navigate the treacherous and exciting waters of finding the right man. I laughed, grimaced, sympathised and cried with Sydney and I know you will too.
Around The World in 80 Dates is a joyful treat for young women to relate to and take heart, and older ones to reminisce about those special days fraught with an equal measure of angst and elation. I can't wait to read the sequel, Blessed Are the Meddlers.
Hysterical, messed up dating around the world Oct 28, 2008
Christa is a fantastic, hysterical author. Each character in her book gets to speak their mind and you get to read what they're each doing, sometimes simultaneously in the same chapter. I laughed and reminisced with each of Christa's quotes at the beginning of each chapter. I've never been to the places overseas that Christa talks about in her book, but if they're anywhere close to how she describes Minnesota (which is dead on), then I'd love to take a trip to her London!
Sydney Alexander has her life planned out from a pretty young age. Unfortunately, when it comes time for the right guy to make his appearance, he seems to be slow in coming around. Sydney certainly does her best to find him and gives numerous guys a chance when it comes to dating. Part of her dating requirements is to only date Christian men. When she meets Justin, an athiest, she agrees to see him as friends. Meanwhile on the other side of town...Sydney's sister is trying to figure out her dating life as well. The people in Sydney's life are at the age where they're ready to settle down and this is a fantastic look at the Christian dating world.
Completely a must read for anyone who likes comedy and chic-lit!
Hilarious yet so true to life! May 16, 2008
Absolutley one of the best books I've ever read!! Loved it! I read the book because I met the aouthor and she seemed like an awesome person... I'm so glad I did! I totally recommend this book to anyone who is or ever has been looking for love! I also found out that parts of the book were inspired by real life stories from Christa's own life... Thanks for a great read Christa and, I'm sooooo looking forward to your next book!
Christa Bannister is a hit! May 1, 2008
Christa Banister has a wit about her that weaves romance and comedy in real life situations to create a perfect combination in her debut book. I've loved diving into the various character's lives and learning more each chapter. I can't wait to read the sequel in August.
A Testimony to the Disappointed Christian Woman Mar 21, 2008
I absolutely loved this book! What was so great about this book to me was that it was written from each of the viewpoints of the different characters which made the main character's story all the more interesting. I read this whole book in one day which I haven't done with a book in a while. This book was a refreshing testimony to my spirit which is at times cynical and disheartened by a lack of available suitors that meet even the most basic of a Christian woman's standards. From the first few pages I fell in love with Sydney Alexander and I can't wait for Christa Ann Banister's sequel to this story in the fall. After I finished the book I prayed and thanked God that I had purchased this book which has given me a tangible sense of hope although the story is fictional.