Monday, May 26, 2008

Skid by Rene Gutteridge - GIVE AWAY!!!

WaterBrook Press, May 20, 2008

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 copilot 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 inflight 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 teh airline--test the limits of the crew's customer service.

But as Lucy and 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.


This has got to be the strangest book I have ever read. I just spent eight hours over the Atlantic ocean with a pot-bellied pig who likes eggs, a jewel thief who likes duct tape, a prisoner who is paranoid, a pilot with low blood sugar and a woman dressed in polka dots trying to conjure up energy fields. I’m disoriented to say the least! I’m still trying to figure out how the sister of a former mime turned FAA spy figures into the grand scheme of things!

If you want to read something that will make you laugh out loud one minute and have you scratching your head the next, this is the book for you! I will close with some sage advice from the soon-to-retire pilot who is notorious for successfully completing a water landing in the Bermuda triangle: “The moral of the story is that there may be red flags in your life you don’t see because the flag fell off.” (p. 63)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: (from her website)

Rene Gutteridge is the author of several novels, including
Ghost Writer (Bethany House Publishers) The Boo Series and The Occupational Hazards Series (WaterBrook Press) and the Storm Series, (Tyndale House Publishers). She released My Life as a Doormat and The Ultimate Gift: the novelization for WestBow Press. She has also been published over forty times as a playwright, best known for her Christian comedy sketches. She studied screenwriting under a Mass Communications degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Oklahoma City University, and earned the "Excellence in Mass Communication" award. She served as the full-time Director of Drama for First United Methodist Church for five years before leaving to stay home and write. She enjoys instructing at writers conferences and in college classrooms. She lives with her husband, Sean, a musician, and their children in Oklahoma City.

I have an extra copy of this book to give away! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, and your name will be entered into the drawing!


Grateful Gramma said...

After reading your review, I've got to read this book! Please draw my name so I can. Thanks!

ReadingRobin said...

Hmmmm, sound interesting!
cmrobin @ bellsouth dot net

Tarasview said...

I'd like to read this!
taradawnrobertson at hotmail dot com

Carole said...

I loved your review, Kim! I've heard lots of great things about Rene's writing and would love to read Skid. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Karin said...

Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you.

ChristyJan said...

I have the four books from Rene's BOO series sitting at the top of my TBR pile. I'd love to be entered to win a copy of SKID.

Toystory said...

I would really like to win this! Enter me please.