Monday, May 30, 2011

Game of Love by Jennifer Johnson

This week's featured title is...
Game of Love by Jennifer Johnson
HP 954

Mike needs to make his move.

After three years, it's about time Mike McCauley stopped pining over the waitress at his favorite diner and just ask her out. All his buddies are married, so he'd won the no-women bet they'd made years ago. So why does he feel like the loser?

Librarian Johanna Smith's family is determined to see her wed Gavin Mitchell, her best friend since their baby days. But Johanna and Gavin aren't in love - at least, not with each other.

Johanna accidentally gives Mike a fat lip the day before his friend's wedding. On the street, she elbows him off the sidewalk. Days later, her grocery cart slams into his ankles. How many times does Johanna have to run into Mike - literally - before God gets their attention?

Book Excerpt

Her cart jolted. She looked and saw she'd bumped into someone. Someone wearing tennis shoes. Which probably meant the back of his ankles would really hurt. "I'm so sorry."
The man lifted his right foot a bit as he turned to face her. "No prob-You?"
It couldn't be. It simply was not possible. There stood the same man she'd run into at the barn and on the sidewalk. She was normally a very careful person, but it seemed as if some weird force propelled her to wound this man in some way.

Her cheeks warmed and her hands shook slightly until she gripped the cart handle. "I - I don't now what to say."

A smile bowed the man's lips, and Johanna couldn't help but admit how cute he was. He extended his hand. "I think I'd better introduce myself to you before you need to notify my family."

Johanna frowned. "Notify your family?"

"Yeah. Next time you run into me you may put me in the hospital."

Key Verse

"Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put me trust in You. Show me the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul." Psalm 143:8

About the Author

Jennifer Johnson and the world's most supportive redheaded husband are happily married and raising the three cutest girls on the planet. Jennifer is an 8th grade math teacher in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. (Pray for her.) She is also a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Jennifer loves to read, write, and figure her checkbook - when the numbers match. She also likes to scrapbook and chauffeur and cheer for her daughters' soccer, basketball, singing, and youth events. Blessed beyond measure by her heavenly Father, Jennifer hopes to always think like a child - bigger than she can imagine and with a complete faith.

What did you do during your holiday weekend?


  1. Hey Jennifer,
    Sounds like another great one! I didn't do a whole lot over the weekend. Some editing, of course, and went out to eat at a new place with a friend. Oh, and our writers' group had a good meeting on Saturday. Wonderful service on Sunday at church. A good, restful weekend.

  2. Poor Mike, getting bashed every time he meets Johanna. :)

    We visited family and had a picnic over the holiday.

  3. The book was a lot of fun. I hope you like it. :) We sat on a soccer field all weekend...lost every game. LOL!!! :)