Book Reviews

Book Review: Greetings from the Flipside by Gutteridge and McKay

103Hope Landon has been rewriting other people’s greeting cards since she was six years old. There’s always a funnier caption in there somewhere. She’s ready to chase her creative dreams in New York City with her fiancé—until he leaves Hope at the altar.

That may give her something to write about . . .

Hope disappears for the time that would have been the couple’s month-long honeymoon, and upon returning learns of her own funeral. Everyone concluded Hope must have killed herself after being jilted. Needing a fresh start more than ever, she heads for the Big Apple only to discover it isn’t easy to rent a place when you’ve been declared dead.

Taking shelter at the YMCA, Hope lands a job at an inspirational greeting card company assisting Jake, the guy who shut down his organization’s humor department. She has lost her faith in love; he needs to find something or someone that will make him laugh again.

Fun and faithful, Greetings from the Flipside will keep turning over in your mind.

What I Loved: What DIDN’T I love?! I picked up Greetings from the Flipside, thinking  it sounded like a quirky Hallmark movie that I would have loved to watch. I must say, I wasn’t disappointed. I found it unique, heartwarming, and HILARIOUS. Everything from the plot, characters, setting, and dilemma was superb. I’ve found two new favorite authors and I look forward to reading more from McKay and Gutteridge.

What I Didn’t Love: The only thing I didn’t like was how the characters seemed to bounce a little too often between faith and unbelief. It was never really clear if they actually knew Christ. I would have liked to have seen repentance in a more straight-forward manner. But at the end of the day, Greetings from the Flipside was still a clean, encouraging read and one that I eagerly hand over to my friends.

Rating and Recommendation: Greetings from the Flipside is a 5-star novel. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a light-hearted Christian novel or to those who enjoy a good Christian comedy.

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