A Delirious Summer (Flabbergasted Trilogy Book #2): A Novel

A Delirious Summer (Flabbergasted Trilogy Book #2): A Novel

by Ray Blackston

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To Neil Rucker, seven months, one week, and a day is too long to wait in between dates. But life as a Spanish language teacher to missionaries in Ecuador affords little opportunity for romance.

When his worst student, Jay Jarvis, suggests a respite in Greenville, South Carolina, so begins Neil's delirious summer. Neil sees his chance to meet a sweet succession of southern women, but little does he know that the girls of Greenville are now more elusive than a snowflake in the Ecuadorian jungle.

As they church-hop in search of the perfect man, Neil tries to find the perfect girl among the Neapolitan choices: a demanding redhead, a joy-riding blonde, and a very tardy but intriguing girl with raven hair and a pierced eyebrow. Who knew relational gumbo would look like this?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441238948
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/01/2004
Series: Flabbergasted Trilogy , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Ray Blackston of Greenville, South Carolina, worked as a buyer and a broker for eleven years before cashing in his modest 401k and leaving his corporate cubicle to write full time. He serves on the missions committee of Grace Church, has traveled to rural Ecuador on a summer missions program, and coaches his six-year-old nephew Action Jackson in T-ball. He is the author of the popular summer hit Flabbergasted.
Ray Blackston worked as a stock buyer and a broker for eleven years before cashing in his modest 401k and leaving his corporate cubicle to write full time. He is the author of several books and lives in South Carolina.

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A Delirious Summer (Jay Jarvis Series #2) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Jennsmere More than 1 year ago
Ray Blackston is a wonderful storyteller! He creates believable characters and takes them through silly yet familiar situations to arrive at serious life decisions. Fun and appealing! Leaves you wanting more!
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading Ray Blaskston's 'Flabberghasted' i could not wait until this new title came out. After the first book i knew that Ray was a solid writer and i knew that when i read 'A Delirious Summer' i would not be disappointed, and i wasn't. i couldn't put it down! i STRONGLY recommend this book and if u haven't read flabberghasted yet, read it first! I now know that i can't wait to read 'Lost in Rooville'!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was somewhat reluctant to pick up A Delirious Summer as I didn't want it to be the same story with the same characters told again as some authors have done in the past. But after reading the first chapter, I was hooked. Yes, it's about the complexity of finding a mate in the Christian market. I personally want to go to a Sunday school class where they are only men!! As in the fourth chapter of the book. I love Blackstone's sense of humor and his ability to make the lead characters of his book stand alone, and not become the same just with a different name. I highly recommend this book for all the single Christians out there. It will be hard to put down once you start.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Haven't we all been counting the days until we meet that special someone or that possibly special someone? Neil's tale in Ray's second book is awesome and portrays that special angst that Christians can so often identify with, especially those in full-time Christian ministries. If you decide to get this book, make sure you read Flabbergasted first, as it'll give you a great backdrop for the characters presented here. And, it's awesome to hear such different views of the Greensville, SC, microcosm as written from such a different guy's perspective from Flabbergasted. I can't wait until this pseudo-trilogy is completed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Harmonica playing Neil Rucker is a Spanish language teacher who clambers onto roofs when he has the need for serious discussions with the Almighty. Neil has a most vexing problem-he has gone dateless for seven months, one week and one day. His furlough, and return to the States, is soon and he has one goal: female companionship. So when his worst student, Jay Jarvis, exchanges 'I know where available females live' information for bonus points on a test he is failing, Neil is on his way. He's heading for Greenville, South Carolina and the Ladies of the Quest. The Ladies are young, single, and in search of husbands. In order to accomplish their goals, they have taken to 'church hopscotch'-different groups of Ladies rotate to different churches-according to their schedule-to see where the most desirable guys are attending. Reports are made weekly, databases are kept up to date, and everyone is informed of the latest rankings via weekly email updates. The Ladies have their Quest; Neil has his. His summer turns zany as he gets to know his roommate Steve, leadfoot Darcy and her lime green, Cadillac convertable Sherbet, Lydia-the one of many rules, free-spirited Alexis, charter boat owners Preacher Smoak and Maurice, flamboyant Quilla and 81 year old Beatrice Dean, gardener, landscaper and practioner of her own version of church hopscotch. His mentor Jose of Mexico City, keeps Neil's head on straight by his words of wisdom and tangelos-his preferred prop for object lessons. 'A Delirious Summer' is a funny, entertaining book that is hard to put down once you start.