When Cassia Carr's office mates take up a collection to buy a joint lottery ticket, Cassia, a Scripture-spouting pastor's daughter who hates gambling and would never dream of playing Lotto, ponies up five bucks, mistakenly thinking she is contributing to a present for a colleague's baby shower. When she and her co-workers actually win, our leading lady determines to give away her shareÄa staggering $20 million. Charitable organizations, and a few hucksters posing as such, queue up for her handouts, and Cassia must figure out where God would have her donate her ill-gotten gains. Meanwhile, there's the matter of Cassia's heart, as a trio of suitors vie for her affections. This subplot yields no surprises: Cassia falls for Adam, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who just happens to have fallen away from Christianity. Predictably, Adam finds his way back to the faith, and the two pair off happily. Although this is standard-formula Christian chick lit, Baer's reputationÄbolstered by the popular novel The Whitney ChroniclesÄmeans that this new novel is likely to sell briskly, especially since the eponymous Whitney makes an appearance among its cast of supporting characters. (Sept.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
"The Whitney Chronicles is chick-lit fun for the Christian set--and anyone else looking for a breezy, heartfelt read!"