Becca By The Book by Laura Jensen Walker


Sales clerk, barista, telemarketer, sign waver…

At twenty-five, free-spirited Becca Daniels is still trying to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up. What Becca doesn’t want to be is bored. She craves the rush of a new experience, whether it’s an extreme sport, a shocking hair color, or a new guy. That’s why she quit her bookstore job, used her last bit of credit to go skydiving, and broke her leg.

And that’s why, grounded and grumpy, Becca bristles when teased by friends for being commitment-phobic. In response, Becca issues an outrageous wager—that she can sustain a three-month or twenty-five date relationship with the next guy who asks her out. When the guy turns out to be “churchy” Ben—definitely not Becca’s type—she gamely embarks on a hilarious series of dates that plunge her purple-haired, free-speaking, commitment-phobic self into the alien world of church potlucks and prayer meetings.

This irrepressible Getaway Girl will have you cheering her on as she “suffers” through her dates, gains perspective on her life’s purpose, and ultimately begins her greatest adventure of all.

Book store jobs?  Book Clubs?  Well this is a book right up my alley!  This is my first Laura Jensen Walker read, this book is third in the series but I did not need the first two books to follow the story.  I enjoyed the characters and the turn that Laura Jensen Walker takes while making her main character, Becca a non Christian in a Christian book.  While Becca starts out as not always likeable…. a little rough around the edges, I found myself cheering her on as the book goes on.

Truth is – I like Becca.  This character has a free spirit and a sense of adventure that is attractive.  A light read that was humorous…. and I enjoyed getting into this book.

If you’d like to read the first chapter of Becca By The Book, go HERE

I received my review copy of this book from Christian Fiction Blog Alliance



About Sheila (Book Journey)

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Posted on January 28, 2010, in Book Review and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Sounds like a hilarious read, what with the unexpected happening to a very unconventional character.

    Purple-haired and free-spirited…reminds me of my character Amber, in Embrace the Whirlwind!

  2. I so want to read this one now!! Loved your review and I just know that this is a book that I would enjoy….I would not however quit my bookstore job to jump out of a plane!!!!!!!!!

  3. This one sounds right up my alley, but why would anyone want to quit such a great job in order to jump out of a plane? *L*

  4. I like the idea in the book. I am still wondering what I will do when I grow up….

    I would love to have the adventure back in life a little too. Although, I am really accustom to the routines. lol. I can’t have both and will just stay with the normal routines and read books for the adventures. lol.

    Great review!

  5. I’ll have to check this one out. We have a large Christian fiction reading segment of our patronage. However, most of them are little old ladies (literally) who prefer historical christian fiction. Don’t think they could handle a purple-haired outspoken young woman.

    • This one is a bit out there Pat so maybe not the fit for your patronage lol…. How interesting that most of your Christian Fiction readers are older. i hadnt thought about that before. I wonder what attracts the younger generations to Christian reads?

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