Hope 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 fiancéuntil 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.
|Publisher:||B&H Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.91(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months to 18 Years|
About the Author
Rene Gutteridge has written nearly twenty novels including the popular Boo Series (Boo, Boo Who, Boo Hiss, Boo Humbug), Women of Faith selection My Life as a Doormat, and the novelization of The Ultimate Gift film. She lives with her husband and their two children in Oklahoma.
Cheryl McKay wrote the screenplay for award-winning movie The Ultimate Gift and has also collaborated on other multi-media projects with popular authors Frank Peretti and Sheila Walsh. McKay lives with her husband in Los Angeles, California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Greetings from the Flip Side: A Novel based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Funny, quirky, and full of Hope. This is not your ordinary rom-com here. This story will have you laughing, crying, and thinking of quirky greeting card ideas as you follow Hope Landon through the ins and outs of her life after being jilted at the altar. Step into her alternate reality and follow along with her as she pursues her dream of writing her own, snarky, and hilariously irreverent greeting cards. I also really got a kick out of Hope’s colorful mom Cici. She is a real character. Check out Greetings from the Flipside. You will not be disappointed by this funny, quirky, non-formulaic novel.
My personal vote for book of the year! Two thumbs up for Greetings from the Flipside! Gutteridge and McKay combine to make this an book full of humor( I laughed outloud more times than I could count); a book of tears( I barely contained them); and a book of double entendre and a puzzle aimed at the reader. Some may read the book, which has two main viewpoints, and complain it doesn't make sense. However, that's the beauty of the writing style... the reader has to figure out just where the writers are taking the story, and just exactly how all the characters truly fit together. Who, for example, is Mikaela, really? Why does the grandma talk to her, but not to Hope? Where is Hope's father? Kudos to whomever named the book... I think many of the characters in some way or another hailed from the flipside. Jilted on her wedding day, Hope is viciously assaulted in the parking lot of the church and left in a coma. The florist, who has had a crush on her since childhood, finds her and calls 9-1-1. Somehow, he ends up taking turns with Hope's certifiable mother watching over Hope in the hospital. The puzzle begins as the reader is challenged to figure out what is reality and what is not...or if what is perceived as reality can affect the actual reality. Again, my vote for best book of the year!!
Poor Hope's perfect day turns into an absolute nightmare, but not everyone's life has a fairytale ending. Some people cope with humor, albeit sarcastic and scathing; some people seek to encourage and give advice. The main characters struggle with this, but find that somewhere in the middle, there's a place to heal and possibly love again. I really liked this story, although a bit confusing at first. It's funny, tragic, sweet, and at times, reaches up and grabs your heart, making you want to talk to the characters and cheer them on. If you like romantic comedies, like While You Were Sleeping or Just Like Heaven, you'll love this one. Another fun read from Rene Gutteridge and Cheryl McKay. Rate this a 4.5. Recommend reading their other book Never the Bride
This is a frame story, or rather a story within a story. More accurately, it's a coma within a coma. Let me explain. The protagonist, Hope Landon, experiences the worst day of her life when she is first left at the altar, then knocked unconscious, and finally falls into a coma. Her doctor and nurse warn Hope's visitors that those in a coma hear what is being said. This only seems to encourage her "current-decade challenged" mother to frequently LOUDLY pray by reciting all of the negative things that make up Hope's sorry life. The town florist, Jake, has had a crush on Hope ever since elementary school, and he witnessed her tragic injury. He visits and brings a more positive voice into Hope's life. The reader gets to experience Hope's coma by reading "GREETINGS FROM MY LIFE" sections which run concurrent with the storyline. We see how words and Coma Arousal Therapy translate to help or hinder. This is a humorous, light-hearted read. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Discussion questions included. Thank you to Bonnie at Christian Fiction Blog Alliance and B&H Books for my copy.