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Book Review: Stuck in the Middle by Virginia Smith

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Book Review: Stuck in the Middle by Virginia Smith


I recently finished reading Stuck in the Middle by Virginia Smith. This is the first book in the Sister-to-Sister Series. I enjoy reading contemporary Christian fiction and this book did not disappoint.


I have a sister and although we are seven years apart in age, we did—and still do—encounter our share of sibling rivalry situations. This book has a sweet romance story, but it also shared the dynamics of relationships between three sisters. As someone who is and has a sister, I could definitely relate. I loved seeing the transition from sibling rivalry to support from all the sisters.


As a Christian, I enjoyed reading the journey that Joan went through to come to a deeper relationship with the Lord. It was great to see how she journeyed from knowing about God to actually having a relationship with God as her Father.


The book was well-written, kept my attention throughout the entire story, and made it hard for me to put it down. I couldn’t wait to see how the story ended. I look forward to reading more books by Ms. Smith.


About the Book


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.

About the Author


Virginia Smith is a writer of humorous novels, a speaker, and an avid scuba diver. She launched her career as a novelist with the release Just As I Am in 2006, and has been writing fiction ever since. She and her husband, Ted, divide their time between Kentucky and Utah, and escape as often as they can for diving trips to the Caribbean. Visit her website.

About the Reviewer


Joanne Troppello is a published author of 3 inspirational fiction novels and the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Mustard Seed Sentinel. She has experience as a freelance writer in topics such as marketing, retail marketing, health and wellness, internet and media, travel and lifestyle, website content, recommendations for apps, and content for blogs. Visit her Amazon Author Page for more information regarding her books. Connect on Twitter.


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