Monday, November 20, 2006

Calm, Cool, & Adjusted by Kristin Billerbeck

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is posting about Calm, Cool, and Adjusted by Kristin Billerbeck


Kristin Billerbeck was born in Redwood City, California. She went to San Jose State University and majored in Advertising, then worked at the Fairmont Hotel in PR, a small ad agency as an account exec, and then,
she was thrust into the exciting world of shopping mall marketing. She got married, had four kids, and started writing romance novels until she found her passion: Chick Lit.


When I picked up this book and read the back where it said, It's all enough to send a girl - and her gal pals - running for the comfort zone of their spa, I thought, "Oh brother. How trivial and stupid." But then I began to read. And I began to laugh. And laugh. And laugh. Kristin has great humor and pulls off the whole Chik Lit thing without making me gag. I chuckled and gaffawed. Hey, I even chortled.

I'd also like to point out that Kristin went to the same college as me! Horrah for San Jose State University! Her book even centered in that area and Santa Cruz, where I spent many of my summer book, F.A.I.R.I.E.S. also takes place in Santa Cruz. So, let's hear it for Kristin!


Calm, Cool, and Adjusted is the third book in the Spa Girls Novels.

Billerbeck did a great job with the characterization of Poppy, a quirky Christian chiropractor who is a health nut. I'm talking real NUT. She is so obsessed with health that she forgets about living. When she finally realizes that she is over the edge obsessed, she doesn't know how to stop herself.

Best friends since Johnny Depp wore scissors for hands, "The Spa Girls" live very separate lives, but stay in touch with routine visits to California's Spa Del Mar.

The third novel in the Spa Girls Series focuses on Silicon Valley chiropractor Poppy Clayton, who is as calm, cool and adjusted as they come. Or is she? Known for her bad fashion sense, a love for all things natural and the inability to get a second date, Poppy is beginning to wonder if she might be misaligned herself. Her route to self discovery will be an unnatural one - a plastic surgeon, a dilapidated house in Santa Cruz, a flirtatious client, and a blind date from the dark side.

It's all enough to send a girl - and her gal pals - running for the comfort zone of their spa.


Fred said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, MC. Have a great holiday.

Saija said...

happy thanksgiving from Canada! we had a good one, so now you continue on in the same way ... *smile*