Maddie has just moved to Sandwich (if you call living in her car moving), and started her first 'real' job as a hair dresser. Much time sweeping up hair and finally she gets a chance to try out her skills. The guy falls asleep in the chair, jerks awake and she messes up his hair terribly! She is fired on the spot. She has got to have a job! She marches over to where the customer Reuben, works and demands he tell Judy the truth about it not being her fault on the stylist floor, that he fell asleep! Rather than give up his pride, he hires her to be a waitress in the Sandwich Emporium which he owns, having inherited it from his father.
She is so not cut out for this job, and her first major blunder is dumping a tray of food on the Mayor!
Welcome to Sandwich!
Having a stable job and a place to live are critical for Maddie to be able to get her brother Kyle out of foster care and under her guardianship. The foster parents have every intention of adopting Kyle, and he is all Maddie has left.
One look at Reuben's office and Maddie offers to be his assistant, which he really does need.
Much to Rueben's girlfriend Liv's disapproval, he hired Maddie as his assistant and he is thankful for her help in the business end of things.
Reuben's family jumps on board and helps Maddie with a place to live, food, and friendship.
Liv is jealous of the time Maddie gets with her boyfriend of 10 years, and starts to get devious in her plans. Plans to make Maddie look bad, and plans to step up her intent to marry Reuben.
Maddie is a new Christian, less than a year into her walk and still is a bit rough around the edges. She seeks to only let God be the only man in her life, and struggles being a 'charity' case for the people of Sandwich. God has a lot to teach Maddie through these people, good and bad.
I loved this book! I loved the play on words in the title all the way to the end of the book. I basically read it straight through. I loved that it was playful and spunky, funny, yet endearing. The characters were so realistic, and you cheered for them when things went well.
Krista Phillips puts just the right amount of information on Christ, and Maddie's walk with the Lord to be informational and curious for unbelievers, but not overly so that you consider it a 'religious' book. I think it fits nicely into the cozy romance category of genre, as well as contemporary Christian fiction.
Highly recommend this book, and excited to see more from Krista in the future!
ABOUT KRISTA PHILLIPS
KRISTA PHILLIPS is a debut author and owner of the popular blog, One Woman’s Dream. She lives with her husband and four daughters in Middle Tennessee.
Her latest book is the Christian fiction romance, Sandwich with a Side of Romance.
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