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Sandwich, Illinois represents hope for twenty-year-old Maddie Buckner and Kyle, the eleven-year-old brother Maddie wants to spring out of foster care. Then she loses her new job after less than an hour on the clock. It’s all Reuben-the-Jerk’s fault, and she’s determined to make him right the wrong.
He does so, reluctantly, by giving her a job at his restaurant, The Sandwich Shop. Then crazy things start happening at the restaurant, and Kyle’s foster parents apply to adopt him. To stop it all, Maddie must learn the art of humbling herself and accepting the help God has arranged, risking her heart to Reuben in the process.
And she’d rather eat a million corned-beef on rye sandwiches than do that.
Sandwich, With a Side of Romance By Krista Phillips is her debut novel and its a great one. I was surprised to find out this is her first novel, it is definitely written like a seasoned author. The characters are well written and a lot of fun to read. This book is humorous, I found myself laughing out loud through out the book. With the humor, some serious things were there including abuse, deceptions, grudges, finding love in unlikely people, and the struggle to stay on the right path while believing God will see you through the other side. Sandwich, Illinois is a quirky small town with some pretty interesting characters and businesses. As I read this book, I felt like I was right there, watching the events unfold. Krista Phillips writes with authority about foster care, adoption, business dealings, and keeping the faith. I really enjoyed reading this book and found myself connecting with some of the characters and their struggles. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Fiction with some romance. I look forward to reading more from Krista Phillips. Another author to add to my must read list.