Monday, May 12, 2008

Mayla's Baaaack!


I'm a Virginia Smith fan. She is such a versatile and prolific writer. Don't you just love this cover? Her latest release finally brings us the sequel to her acclaimed debut novel, Just As I Am. Leave a pertinent comment at the end of this post, along with some form of contact information, for a chance to win a copy of Sincerely, Mayla!

The quirky convert to faith, Mayla Strong is back just as winsomely wierd as ever. Mayla definitely does not fit in anyone's box, but she's a true-blue believer struggling like the rest of us to handle her problem's God's way, not her own.

I loved this book as much or more than Just As I Am. Maybe because I can be a bit Mayla-ish in my attempts to "fix" things. This is a great summer read. Don't miss it!

Here's the back cover blurb:

Will Mayla Strong's life ever resemble normal? Just as she settles into a great place with God, everything else falls apart. In the course of a single week she loses her job, wrecks any chance at a relationship with Pastor Paul, gets the cold shoulder from her friend Stuart, and learns that Lindsey--the teenage sister of her late friend Alex--needs a safe place to stay. What good is being a control freak if nobody will do what you tell them?

Taking advantage of her newfound "vacation time," Mayla flees to her grandmother's house in Florida. But one by one, problems follow . . . literally. In this touching sequel to Just As I Am, quirky Mayla Strong comes face to face with the responsibilities and joys of friends and family. As she tries to help her loved ones, Mayla begins to realize that God has all the answers--the trick is letting go long enough for Him to prove it.

9 comments:

Virginia Smith said...

Thank you, Jill! I'm so tickled that you liked SINCERELY, MAYLA. Since I'm a confirmed Jill Elizabeth Nelson fan, it thrills me no end that you enjoyed my Mayla books!

becca dowling said...

Oh, man, as a recovering control freak, I already feel connected with Mayla...LOL I haven't read the first book but I'd love to win Sincerely Mayla. Thanks for the review and contest!

Blessings,
Becca
becca.dowling[at]yahoo[dot]com

stampedwithgrace said...

If you haven't read Just As I Am, read it! It's a great book :)

Carrie Turansky said...

Hi Jill and Ginny,

This sounds like a great book. Please enter me in the drawing.
Carrie T.
carrie(at)turansky(dot)com

Bethany said...
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Stacey said...

This book looks amazing. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks.

stacey_dale[at]yahoo[dot]com

Donna Moore said...

How can you not want to read this book during the summer. It looks great. Please enter me inthe drawing. runninmama[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

Charlotte Schofield said...

Wow, I honestly thought i made up the name Mayla years ago! I wrote a story about a woman named Mayla, i still hope to get it fully writen and published one day. I was a bit surprised to see the name elsewhere. LOL nothing new under the sun eh?
I'd like to read this book!

Aidenadara(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jill said...

Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing. Congratulations to Becca Dowling. She wins a copy of Sincerely, Mayla!

Excellent Blessings,
Jill