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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Looking for a great summer read?

Well...I've got a laugh-out-loud book that's sure to please. And a giveaway copy to jump start someone's summer fun.

SKID by Rene Gutteridge is my favorite Occupational Hazzard novel yet! And I totally enjoyed Scoop and Snitch. Rene is a master at comedic writing and creating fascinating characters you'd love to chat with over cofee.

As a homeschool mom, I quickly fell in love with the Hazzard family, homeschoolers that turn sterotypes on their heads. They are where Old School meets New School meets Homeschool and laughter abounds. But you don't have to be a homeschooler to get a kick out of the Hazzard family and their zany adventures.

Each Occupational Hazzard novel focuses on one of the Hazzard children as they set out to discover their place in the career world. What readers find will be lots of laughs, characters to care about and plenty of things to think over when the last page is turned.

So without further ado... here's a little about Rene and her newest novel, SKID.

About the Author:

Rene Gutteridge is the author of twelve novels, including the Boo series, the Storm series, and the novelization for The Ultimate Gift, as well as Scoop and Snitch, the first two Occupational Hazard novels. She lives with her husband, Sean, and their two children in Oklahoma City.

About the Book:

Come Fly The Frenzied Skies!

Blissfully unaware that Atlantica Flight 1945 from Atlanta to Amsterdam is about to make aviation history, First Officer Danny McSweeney focuses his energies on navigating the turbulent personalities of an eccentric female captain, a co-pilot with a talent for tactless comments and conspiracy theories, and a lead flight attendant with an outsized attitude that definitely exceeds the limits for carry-on baggage.

On the other side of the cockpit door, the unscheduled in-flight entertainment includes a potbellied pig, a jittery diamond courier, and the recently jilted Lucy Meredith, whose personal mantra of “What Would Oprah Do?” will be challenged by the sudden appearance of her ex and his new traveling partner. On her left sits Hank Hazard, whose unusually polite but constant requests–prompted by his covert role as a spy for the airline–test the limits of the crew’s customer service.

But as Lucy and the rest of the crew discover, Hank’s odd behavior is linked to a quiet faith that may play a key role in the fate of everyone on board. Especially when an unexpected traveler sets this already bumpy flight on a course toward the unfriendly skies.

Ready to relax, read and laugh out loud? If so, leave me a comment and I'll get a copy of SKID flying your way!


Karin said...

Sounds like a good book. Am looking forward to reading it.

Carole said...

Amy, I've heard so many good things about Rene's books and would love to win this one. Thank you for the opportunity!

cjarvis {at] bellsouth [dot] net

Jerralea said...

This sounds like a fun book -- I love things that make me laugh! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

Grateful Gramma said...

I really enjoyed the one book of Rene's that I've read. Would love to try this one. Thanks for the opportunity.

ReadingRobin said...

Should be another good one for the summer beach bag! Please enter me!
cmrobin at bellsouth dot net

luv2read said...

I should will need a good laugh as I travel 10 hours in by car with my 4 children. Enter me in the contest. spowell01(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Unknown said...

I was blessed to meet Rene in person (she is great) and have enjoyed reading several of her books! I would love to win this one :)

Amy Wallace said...

Gratefulgramma has won Skid!

Congrats! Your book will be on its way this week.

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