Monday, August 31, 2009

Gone to Green

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Gone To Green

Abingdon Press (August 2009)


Judy Christie


Lois Barker trades her life on the fast track as a corporate journalist at a large Midwest newspaper when a close friend leaves her a small town, twice-weekly newspaper at his untimely death. In honor of his memory she decides to put her life on hold for the one year stipulated in the will. How hard could that be?

Lois drives into Green, Louisiana on New Years Day expecting an idyllic small town atmosphere, but is surprised to find a run down area full of racism and political power plays. There are even rats in her 'out in the sticks' loaner house. And the employees of The Green News-Item, her paper, are less than excited about their new boss.

But as Lois gets to know the the individuals of the town and their specific problems, she uses her networking and leadership skills to pull the community together and regenerate a sense of pride. She makes friends with a group of fascinating characters who help her see the purpose in her life and to realize that God has been watching over her all along, even though she has abandoned him.

As her year ends she needs to decide if she will return to her fast paced corporate life or if she will stay in the small town she has grown fond of. She seeks Gods will and at the same time she wonders if He really cares about her choices. How can she know which decision is correct? And how can she find the peace she so desperately seeks?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Gone To Green, go HERE

If you would like to buy the book, go HERE


Judy Pace Christie, after working as a journalist for twenty-five years, left the daily news business to open a consulting firm that works with individuals, businesses, and churches on strategies for meaningful life and work, including goal-setting, living fully, and balancing personal and professional lives. She is the author of Hurry Less, Worry Less; Hurry Less, Worry Less at Christmastime; and co-author of
Awesome Altars. Judy and her husband live in northwest Louisiana.

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