I was thrilled when I checked my mail Friday afternoon and found my pre-ordered copy of Her Good Name by Josi Kilpack just waiting for me to rip it open! I read several books over the summer - a few were great, others were mediocre, and a few more where just downright, well, not so good. I was so hungry for a good book that I devoured Her Good Name Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.
And let me tell you, it was incredible! I was pulled right in from the beginning - a mysterious client putting in an order for new identities, one with very specific requirements . . . Which leads us to Chrissy and her "date" with Micah, or as she refers to him "Mmmmmmmm" (not just cause he's handsome - but because she can't remember if his name is Matt, Michael, or what. Hence the Mmmmmmm).
I thought this book was going to be more romancey - I missed somewhere that it's a romantic suspense. I absolutely loved the twist of who stole Chrissy's identity and the chaos it throws into her life; think drugs, guns, and somewhere in there is a baby abandoned at a hospital and the mother is listed as Chrissy!
I can't say too much more. I'd hate to give away all the really good parts. But I loved all the characters in the novel - especially Chrissy. Her attitude, colorfulness, and love of good shoes totally spoke to me.
All in all, this is another FABULOUS book by Whitney Award winner Josi S. Kilpack. And yep, I'm definitely nominating it for the upcoming Whitney Awards!
More about Her Good Name:
Chrissy is having an identity crisis. As a single woman and convert to the Church, she has always managed to find her place in life-- at least until someone else begins using her credit cards, her bank account, and, most important, her name. Now the real Chrissy must prove her innocence against a growing pile of collection notices and unpaid bills. But with no job, no money, a warrant for her arrest, and a closet full of high- heeled shoes, a girl can only get so far.
When Chrissy meets Micah Heet, the other half of a blind date gone bad, the two discover they are facing the same battle and join forces to find the perpetrators. Little do they know that the small semblance of life they have left will be put on the line in the process.
Opening Night Party!
If you live in Utah or Southern Idaho, and don't mind doing some driving, I totally encourage you to attend the opening night party for Her Good Name. When I lived in Utah, I car-pooled with some friends of mine from Orem to Brigham City to attend the opening night parties for both To Have or To Hold and Unsung Lullaby. If we hadn't moved to Kansas, I would have totally been there for Sheep's_Clothing as well. It's a blast chatting with Josi and all her nutty family and friends - and hey, there's also really awesome door prizes! So if you're looking for a good date-night or Girls' Night Out, this is it!
Date: Sept. 11th, 2008
Time: 5:30-7 pm
Place: Reflections of Utah Bookstore
47 South Main, Brigham City, Utah
QOTC Rating: Five Whopping Stars!