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  • Author:
    Christa A Banister
  • ISBN:
    160006177X
  • ISBN13:
    978-1600061776
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  • Publisher:
    NavPress Publishing Group (October 15, 2007)
  • Pages:
    288 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Christian Living
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    1901 kb
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  • Rating:
    4.2
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    459
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This is the first book in the chicklit series featuring Sydney Alexander.

This is the first book in the chicklit series featuring Sydney Alexander. The book cover is great; the picture reminds me of Audrey Hepburn. Title (and subtitle)-creative, appealing. Judging by the title and book cover, I expected an enjoyable, slightly satirical read, which would poke some harmless (but pointed) fun at Christians and the whole dating scene. Filled with wit, real issues, and quirky characters, Sydney's story will encourage female readers to never settle for less than God's best.

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Yes, Sydney Alexander is a Christian that dates. This book is unique because it starts off as first person from Sydney'sPOV and then switches into third person with various different characters. So you got to get into the minds of the other people as well. She has dated many men, and she is still trying to find the one. When the story picks up, she is set up with a blind date, who happens to also start dating her best friend, who doesn't know that he's dating the both of them. Then her ex comes back into her life wanting to start things over again. But first she has to go to England and see where she wants to be in life.

But things are looking up: Just after landing her dream job, she meets an eligible round of bachelors. Now Sydney will discover just how far she?s willing to compromise to land her dream guy.

This is the Christian Chick Lit book. When I first started reading the book Around the World in 80 Dates: Confessions of a Christian Serial Dater by Christa Ann Banister, I felt certain the author had been spying on me and writing about my life. to become a Mr. find a husband). And that is too true. Overall, the book is dead-on about the hassles of Christian dating, and is realistic about freelance writing, as well as being light and funny, but still with some hard parts that dug close to home in my heart.

Confessions of a Serial Dater Michelle Cunnah For Kevin, Rhiannon and Gareth Contents 1 The Profiterole Problem 2. .And the second time, at the Halloween Ball, when he insisted on giving me a whirl around the dance floor.

Confessions of a Serial Dater Michelle Cunnah For Kevin, Rhiannon and Gareth Contents 1 The Profiterole Problem 2 Dancing Queen 3 Cinderella Syndrome 4 Sense an. I actually did mean to poke him in the eye with my false witchy nos.Let’s be reasonable, if his eye was that close to my nose in the first place, then that was too close for comfort, wasn’t it?

Part travel guide, part relationship primer, Around the World in 80 Dates mixes wry dating . Yes, Sydney Alexander is a Christian that dates.

Part travel guide, part relationship primer, Around the World in 80 Dates mixes wry dating realities with preposterously romantic settings and a slightly more than backpacker budget. Author Jennifer Cox-an experienced travel journalist-gets friends around the world to act as matchmaker for an 80-date spree, and the result is, not surprisingly, highly entertaining. The best thing about this book is getting to go along with Jennifer on her many dates in all kinds of exotic places - from Los Angeles to Sweden to Asia - and many places in between.

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If you’re single I hope you realize you’re not alone in this dating scene. This is the best Christmas present I could ask for! I’ll be keeping you all up to date with all the details as I get them. But I am happy to say. I am officially an author with a deal now!

This is the first book in the chicklit series featuring Sydney Alexander.

Around the World in 80 Dates, Books, christa banister, christian literature, Dating, fiction, navpress, novel, Young-adult fiction. This is the first book in the chicklit series featuring Sydney Alexander. Judging by the title and book cover, I expected an enjoyable, slightly satirical read, poking some harmless (but pointed) fun at Christians and the whole dating scene.

Travel writer Sydney Alexander is ready for one particular journey to end: her frustrating search for a Mr. Right. But things are looking up: Just after landing her dream job, she meets an eligible round of bachelors.Now Sydney will discover just how far she’s willing to compromise to land her dream guy.

Rishason
This one hooked me from beginning to end. It definitely was not what I was expecting and that was a good thing. When I first saw the title I thought, oh great, another guide to dating. However, this is definitely not what this book is. I found the heroine, Sydney Alexander to be very, very entertaining. The quirky travel writer is addicted to shopping and drowns her sorrows in ice cream. Sydney is looking for her dream guy, yet all she keeps getting are bad dates. So what is she doing wrong?

The author has managed to develop a character that you instantly fall in love with whilst still maintaining certain truths and bringing out an important Christian message. Of course, Sydney's excursions reminded me of a few of my own interesting dating circumstances so that helped me get into the book even more.

I recommend this for every girl who's ever been on a date, every girl who ever intends to date and every person who is or ever plans to be in a relationship. It's one of those books that reminds of the stuff that you should already know but have forgotten. This was an excellent find for me!
Steelraven
I read this book in two days. I just couldn't stop. I loved it, and all of the characters in it.

It didn't confuse me that each chapter hopped around to other view points, because I believe it was well written. I loved seeing a few different love stories at one time. Some people don't like this in movies either. I LOVE IT!

Also I loved the movie quotes at the beginning of each chapter, and the fact that Sydney loved movies so much. I, too, am a movie buff.

With that being said, Christa Ann Bannister is now one of my favorite new authors and I cannot wait to read the rest of her books.

She is an amazing writer, who can zap you into a scene, and get you are all emotional. I almost cried a few times and even said aloud, "Way to go, Sydney!" When she finally did what needed to be done with the jerky ex.

All in all, I loved this book! You won't regret it and it is worth the money (I would've had gladly paid for it, but it was free on Kindle) and the five stars. I would love to add Bannister's books to my shelf, which usually I don't do because I only have my favorites there to save space. I read on my Kindle more now.
blodrayne
I picked this book up for free and am now nearly half-way through it. Here are my thoughts so far, both cons and pros:

It's causal reading and I am enjoying it; however, there are a few points that bug me a bit. First of all, the story jumps abruptly from the 1st-person view to the third, as several different 'romantic-hopeful' stories are told. It's not only Sydney's story (in the 1st-person), but also her sister's and her best friend's own perspectives, including the perspective of any guy these three girls are with. Secondly, there are so many specific cultural references; it's a bit much. Name-brand clothing, certain stores, well-known actors, etc. And third, the story rambles quite a bit, often telling the tale in a very round-about way.

All those nit-picky frustrations aside, the characters are likable and relatable. I feel that if Sydney or her sister or best friend were real people, they would be ones I would enjoy hanging out with and getting to know. Although I'm not in the same situation as these 'Christians serial daters', I do understand the feeling of being in your mid-twenties and wondering if marital bliss will ever come. Thanks to Amazon's free books, I've found I rather like a good chick-lit read, and this is on par with the rest out there. Light and fun. :)
Ghordana
I picked up this kindle book on a whim. It made for entertaining lighthearted reading on vacation. I really liked the main character and her struggles with dating. The writing was witty with just the right amount of dialog to keep the story development at a good pace. Although this book is fiction, I believe that many of the thoughts and struggles that the main character expresses are not uncommon for Christian women serious about their faith.

Of note, the main character is a single woman who is serious about her Christian faith. If the main character's expressions about her faith and finding a boyfriend with similar faith background is not of interest to you, then this book is likely not one you would enjoy. Frankly I found reading a book about a character with strong values a nice breath of fresh air compared to all the trashy romance novels out there.
Reggy
The opening was smart & witty so I settled in for some good laughs. Unfortunately the story got bogged down in backstory and multiple storylines that took focus away from the main story. When Sydney's story wasn't being told I found myself skimming the pages until we got back to her. I would have liked to have seen separate books for the stories of Kristin & Samantha so they could have been more deeply developed.
Faell
I swooped past this Kindle freebie at least 80 times before landing in its lively, adventurous pages. As soon as I finished this book, I ordered the second in the series. The author is witty and smart and well-traveled and socially graceful through her main character's world. "No sexual content" doesn't mean there is no romance--it's just done in a modern yet respectful and decent way.
Qag
Sydney is a travel writer who is ready to meet the right guy. Unlike many she has not 'kissed dating goodbye' but has in fact dated more than her fair share of frogs who make for some very entertaining reading! Throw in an international trip and a career dilemma and it makes for good chick lit.

The book had a strong beginning but I have to admit I finished it disappointed. I found the constant switch from first to third person POV distracting and disruptive. However, this may be is obviously a personal taste as other reviewers really enjoyed it. I felt that some of the supporting characters were not well developed and is some instances were there only to have some. Also I have to confess that I whilst hated the ending I'm sure others will disagree strongly!

Having said all of that I would recommend Around the World as a good entertaining read as long as you don't approach it with high expectations.