Item description for Stuck in the Middle (Sister-to-Sister, Book 1) by Virginia Smith...
Overview Book 1 of the Sister-to-Sister series, Stuck in the Middle combines budding romance, spiritual searching, and a healthy dose of sibling rivalry.
Publishers Description Joan Sanderson's life is stuck. Her older sister, Allie, is starting a family and her younger sister, Tori, has a budding career. Meanwhile, Joan is living at home with Mom and looking after her aging grandmother. Not exactly a recipe for excitement. That is, until a hunky young doctor moves in next door. Suddenly Joan has a goal--to get a date. But it won't be easy. Pretty Tori flirts relentlessly with him and Joan is sure that she can't compete. But with a little help from God, Allie, and an enormous mutt with bad manners, maybe Joan can find her way out of this rut. Book 1 of the Sister-to-Sister series, "Stuck in the Middle" combines budding romance, spiritual searching, and a healthy dose of sibling rivalry.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.56" Width: 5.72" Height: 0.86" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2008
Publisher BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS #7
Series Sister To Sister
Series Number 1
ISBN 0800732324 ISBN13 9780800732325
Availability 0 units.
More About Virginia Smith
Virginia Smith is a freelance writer, a speaker, and the contemporary worship leader for Voice of Joy Ministries in central Kentucky. She is the author of "Just As I Am" and her articles have appeared in a variety of Christian magazines. She is a member of the Christian Writers Fellowship International and the American Christian Fiction Writers and splits her time between Lexington, Kentucky, and Salt Lake City, Utah.
Reviews - What do customers think about Stuck in the Middle (Sister-to-Sister, Book 1)?
Realistic Fiction Feb 22, 2008
This is a well-written, delightful story. It kept my attention throughout the entire book. The sisters in this book were like true sisters and they reminded me of my relationship with my own sisters. Gram was a delightful character that added so much to the book. This very well could have been a true story about loving family. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Sibling rivalry Feb 12, 2008
I liked this book because it was both poignant and funny, and both types of scenes were handled really well. I was laughing one page and crying the next.
It started off a bit slow for my taste, but I tend to like faster-paced books. However, after the first third of the book, the pace picked up a lot and I couldn't put the book down.
The relationship between the family members is handled so well--subtle, emotional, complex, never cheesy. The sisters clash with each other but love each other fiercely. Same with Joan's relationship with her mother and her grandmother. The family dynamics were both fun and emotionally satisfying for me.
I really liked how the story showed a girl who's grown up going to church but doesn't really have a deep, personal relationship with Christ. Her wonder at Ken and Karen's faith is very realistic, and Ken and Karen are never preachy or in-your-face about their relationships with God. As Joan comes to know and understand God, it's handled with so much grace, with cleverness and real empathy. I loved it.
Readers in their twenties and up will enjoy this. I'd give this to any high school student, too, because a lot of the issues Joan had with her sisters are things I've heard my youth group girls complain about their own siblings. Although, some of the other issues might be a bit out of their reader demographic since one sister is pregnant and the younger one is already out of college, and their mother is dealing with some issues with the grandmother.
All in all, a very satisfying read. I can't wait for the next installment of the Sanderson sisters.