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Will Jake stick around while her life gets complicated? And if she gives in to her heart, will she just be making another mistake? Rushing to the Altar may be the most daring and risky move of her life.
Posted March 22, 2013
Strong Christian Romance
Madeline is attempting to put her life back together after the death of her husband in a car accident leaving her living with her parents and her two year old, Max. After a job appears to drop out of the sky with a professional basketball team, she feels like she is back on track. Then, a basketball player begins to play lots of attention to her. When a strange woman shows up telling her things she never knew about her husband, she is not sure what steps to take.
I have enjoyed other Jamie Carie novels, but this one really seems to be a step above the others. Carie’s ability to provide good settings really add to her novels, and she writes well developed characters. The story is fun, and interesting, and provides enough Christian principle to make the book heart rending, but not overly sweet or preachy. I would recommend this to readers who enjoy good clean romances that provide you with enough interest to keep you up reading beyond your bedtime.
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Posted April 28, 2013
Posted February 28, 2013
Rush To The Altar
By Jamie Carie
Reviewed by Teresa Mathews
In this fun contemporary love story Jamie Carie takes us down a different path than her Christian Fiction books but you can tell she still has put all of her amazing writing skills into this one just like all of her previous books. So kick back, put your feet up and lose yourself in this exhilarating tale.
Madeline “Maddie” Goode has been through so much in the past year having lost her husband to an auto accident. Since she had been a stay at home mom to Max their two year old son, she now has to find a job because they cannot live forever with her parents whom she was forced to go live with after Brandon’s accident.
When Sasha, Maddie’s best friend calls and invites her to an Indiana Racers’ basketball game, Maddie politely tells her no thanks, because Maddie just wasn’t into that at all. Sasha being the type of friend who always seems to know what to say or do to make Maddie feel better, convinces her to go. Could this be the night her whole life will change?
Maddie is having a good time getting caught up in the all of the hoopla and cheering and she finds she is glad she let Sasha talk her into this outing. While there she runs into another friend from her high school days who convinces her to join her dance troupe that is doing a routine for some unprivileged kids. What was supposed to be a small dance number in a little room away from the public eye turns out to be a disaster that was moved onto the basketball court with live television cameras. Talk about EMBARRASSEMENT! And to make things worse before the night was over Maddie was assaulted by the man who had arranged for the dance troupe’s performance and after she was rescued from the enraged man she was offered the job of a lifetime working for the team’s foundation as a charity coordinator. Good thing she let Sasha talk her into coming.
When Maddie shows up for her job at the foundation she runs into Jake Hart NBA star extraordinaire, and after a few chance meetings Jake asks her to go out with him. Maddie thought Jake was handsome and sweet but she just wasn’t ready to have a relationship yet. Besides she knew he had to be one of playboy types that never want to settle down. She just couldn’t take that risk especially now that she has a son who is in need of a fulltime dad. Is Maddie doing the right thing or should she follow what her heart is telling her about Jake?
Jamie did a fantastic job on this, she even threw in some twists I did not see coming which added a lot of drama. She has created a great read but like I stated before if you are a Jamie Carie fan like I have been for years this is not her typical Christian storyline which I am used to reading. She does make reference to God and going to church several times but there are a few things I didn’t care for such as references to alcohol consumption that in my opinion didn’t add to the storyline. This is the reason I only gave it four stars but overall I did enjoy it and it gave me quite a few smiles.
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Posted February 18, 2013
A fun, light-hearted read with poignant and terk-jerking moments at just the pace. The situation of Maddie and her son living with her parents hits home with me; I have a grown daughter and grandkids living with me. This "Rush to the Altar" has broad appeal for both generations. Highly recommended.
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Posted February 1, 2015
I REALLY wanted to like this book. The premise was interesting, and knowing that this is Jamie Carie's first venture into self-publishing made me anxious to support her. Unfortunately, Rush to the Altar was a big disappointment for me.
The story was intriguing and started off strong. However, as the book went on, it became a bit much. It was just too much for me to really believe what was going on. (Yes, it's fiction, and sometimes suspending belief is important, but this was more than that.)
Character development was lacking. And I believe that the book would greatly benefit from a round or two of editing. Grammatical errors abound, and there are quite a few plot errors that made it difficult to understand what was happening. (For instance, the characters enter a restaurant, then are in a hotel room, and then are in a cab on the way to the restaurant. Yes, the same restaurant they were just in a few paragraphs prior.)
One last thing to point out. Jamie Carie has written Christian fiction in the past. I didn't really feel like this book was written in that same vein. It's a clean book, but not one I would classify as Christian.
Would I recommend this book? Not really.
Would I read another book by Jamie Carie in the future? Possibly. Her track record is strong, which makes me hope she has another awesome story in her. [2 stars]
Posted May 18, 2013
Jamie Carie tells every girl's dream story of a very romantic, swept away type of love story, but adds conflict to keep it interesting. Adding Elvis was just icing on the cake.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 6, 2013
Complications arise in Madeline's and Jake's romance and don't you just love a man that stands by his woman! I know I do! At least Jake is trying to but Madeline isn't making it easy for him as her past creeps up and causes all kinds of trouble. The story line and character development was very smooth. Thank you Jamie Carie for a fantastic romance with a little intrigue mixed in.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.