Amy Gallagher is such the aspiring, young thirty year old writer whose dream it is to someday have something she has written become published, whether it's a magazine article or perhaps even something larger like a book. Amy finds herself surrounded by a group of similar friends who are also writers like herself, one if her roommate Zoe, who is popular, beautiful and at no loss for available men who are interested in dating her. Zoe also has no problem getting whatever she has submitted to companies published. This more than frustrates Amy who keeps all her rejection letters systematically organized in a folder.
Amy begins to wonder if there is more to life than simply teacher college students about the art of writing when she herself can't seem to get published. She asks the question to her students in class one day, is there a benefit to writing, if no one wants to read it? She is more than shocked by the replies she receives from her students. Her social life outside of hanging out with a few friends is miserably lacking that is, until Zoe's Christian duties bring a friend home who needs a temporary place to stay, with them.
I received the book Amy Inspired by Bethany Pierce compliments of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance in return for my honest review. While this book is interesting, it does take some time to get going and any struggling writer is sure to relate to this novel in more ways than one. I would rate this book a 4 out of 5 stars. For more information regarding this book, the author and where to get a first chapter peek, please read on further:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
ABOUT THE BOOK
Amy Gallagher is an aspiring writer who, after countless rejections, has settled for a career as an English professor in small-town Ohio just to pay the bills. All her dreams suddenly start to unravel as rejections pile up--both from publishers and her boyfriend.
But just as Amy fears her life is stuck in a holding pattern, she meets the mysterious, attractive, and unavailable Eli. She struggles to walk the fine line between friendship and something more with Eli, even as staying true to her faith becomes unexpectedly complicated.
When secrets, tragedy, and poor decisions cause rifts in Amy's relationships, she must come to terms with who she's become, her unrealized aspirations for her life, and the state of her faith. Can she dare to hope that she will find love and fulfillment despite it all?
If you would like to read the first chapter of Amy Inspired, go HERE.