Item description for Blessed are the Meddlers (Sydney Alexander Series, Book 2) by Christa Banister...
Sydney Alexander has found the man of her dreams and has permanently retired her serial-dating status. But soon Sydney finds her well-intentioned meddling causing cupid chaos with friends and family. She?s even on the verge of losing her dream job as her boss suffers the fallout of a failed love connection.
Can Sydney help her friends pick up the romantic pieces while getting her career back on track?
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2008
Publisher NAV PRESS #111
ISBN 1600061788 ISBN13 9781600061783
Reviews - What do customers think about Blessed are the Meddlers (Sydney Alexander Series, Book 2)?
Witty conversational characters bring fun to this book! Nov 5, 2008
Perfect for : Personal reading, Book Club Read (Discussion Questions included)
In a nutshell: A really enjoyable read. The main character, Sydney, speaks to the reader in a conversational tone - which is wonderful! This modern gal is such fun to listen too! She admits that her success rate at matchmaking for her friends is about one in forty, which isn't all that stellar, but she still tries, and when she has a success, the couple is HAPPY! Some of the fun quips include references to Hot Pockets, Friends (TV Show), Jessica Simpson, etc.
My Review: I have really enjoyed this light book, with its emphasis on faith (and forgiveness), as well as some really great dialogue and relationships (I especially Sydney's with her editor-boss).
Characters: The characters were very lovable! I loved how the main character spoke to me through the book.
Story-Line: I think the story-line is cute and entertaining. With a success rate of 1 in about 40, why do people keep allowing Sydney to set them up?
Readability: This book was wonderfully fun to read - written in a lovely conversational tone. The author has added a fun little 1/2 sentense at the beginning of each new scene, which gives the reader a hint of what is to come - I found it really fun and charming (witty too!).
Overall: A fun, witty book, written with a Christian influence. This was the second book of the series, and I look forward to going back and seeing what Sydney was up to in the first book!
Fabulous again!! Nov 4, 2008
Once again I couldn't put it down. This time you get to really see more into the lives of the other characters rather than just Sydney. It is so funny it will make you cry and has a few tragic moments that will cause the same reaction. Well balanced in every way possible. If you have ever had friends in relationships you are going to seriously wonder if Christa has been following you around just so she can write her book. It was once again absolutly fabulous and I can't wait till she gets the third one done!! :)
Loved this one! (Love them both, actually) Nov 3, 2008
I enjoyed Around the World in 80 Dates, but this story was even better. I just never know where Christa is going to take me but I can always guarantee that I won't be able to predict the outcome. That's what makes her books such fun and entertaining reads. She has a unique voice, crazy characters and great romantic plots with twists and turns.
Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match... Nov 3, 2008
Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match...Look out Emma, here comes Sydney Williams, and in true Emma-esque fashion, Sydney has made it her personal mission to help her friends be as happily in love as she is, in 'Blessed are the Meddlers: Confessions of a Serial Matchmaker'! In this hilariously light-hearted, totally relateable sequel to 'Around the World in 80 Dates: Confessions of a Chrsitian Serial Dater', Sydney is back, and she's been bitten by the matchmaking bug. Follow Sydney, as she attempts to help her friends Jane and Lucinda, and her sister Samantha find the kind of lasting happiness, she's found with, Mr. Hottie, aka Gavin Williams. Christa Banister's unique story telling, gives you the whole story, not only do you get to see things from her pespective, and that of her friends and sister, but you get to see what's happening with the guys involved too. The transitions between story lines are refreshingly creative: catchy chapter titles, foreshadowing movie quotes, a reader's guide, plus a list of Sydney's Top 10 Breakup Songs and Top 5 Makeup Songs, round out this fabulous addition to the Chick Lit genre.
Love and Matchmaking Nov 3, 2008
Reading Christa Banisters Blessed are the Meddlers is like coming back to your favorite TV show after summer break. You're ready to get back into the characters' lives and revel in the ups and downs of the story arc. I enjoyed Christa's debut novel Around the World in 80 Dates and was eager to hear more about her quirky cast of characters.
Protagonist Sydney Alexander is now happily hitched and ready to spread the warmth of her charmed life to any and all of her single acquaintances. The trouble is, they don't always cooperate. Sydney orchestrates date after date, but with idiosyncrasies flaring right and left, her matchmaking becomes more like a messy game of Memory. I found myself holding my breath as Sydney turned over the cards, and sometimes, the mismatches were the most entertaining.
Christa Banister's style is hip, quick, and fun. With plenty of pop culture, relatable characters, and sarcastic wit, Blessed are the Meddlers is sure to please the palate of any romantic comedy lover.