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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Downtown Green by Judy Christie

Downtown Green by Judy Christie
Published By: Abingdon Press
Release Date: March 1, 2012 Paperback / April 1, 2012 Kindle & Nook
Format: Paperback - 224 pages / Kindle - 760 KB / Nook - 2 MB
ISBN: 1426708998
Genre: Christian Fiction

About The Author:

Judy Christie writes from her home in North Louisiana, where she likes to chat on her vintage green Kitchen Couch and sit in the porch swing and read. A longtime journalist, she's kept a diary since she was nine and still has all of them. She's also the author of the Hurry Less Worry Less nonfiction series, including Hurry Less Worry Less for Moms. Judy loves to visit with readers. For free weekly tips on how to slow down and enjoy each day, check out her podcast at

Judy Christie's Downtown Green Virtual Tour Page on Pump Up Your Book!

BUY THE BOOK: Downtown Green

Disclaimer: At the request of the author, publisher and Pump Up Your Book! Virtual Book Publicity Tours, a spiral bound Galley edition of the book was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest review and participation in the virtual book tour event.

Virtual Book Tour Event: On Tuesday, March 27, 2012, in association with Pump Up Your Book! Virtual Book Publicity Tours, author Judy Christie participated in a virtual book tour event with an Author Guest Post on Jersey Girl Book Reviews.

Book Description:

When the highway bypass around Green opens with much fanfare, downtown dries up faster than cement on the roadway. Businesses close and the hospital becomes a clinic. While the road is progress to some, it seems to be leading Green toward a national trend - a town that is merely a shadow of itself.

With the town going backwards, Lois Barker Craig is determined to save Green while juggling life as a new mom and owner of The Green News-Item. But can her plan rescue the town from the path it's on? And what about Dr. Kevin and her son, Mayor Eva, Coach Chris and other familiar Green faces? How does this affect them?

My Book Review:

Green fans .... are you ready for the next installment from the friendly citizens of Green, Louisiana? In the fifth installment of the Green series, the treasured small southern town is in danger of going to the wayside due to the construction of a bypass loop. With the opening of the bypass loop, the traffic has decreased and has had a negative impact on the livelihood of the businesses in the town. Lois Barker Craig, owner of the town's newspaper, The Green News-Item, becomes the town's champion and takes on the daunting challenge to find a way to revive the small town. Along with tragedy, frustration, and an outsider's buy-out offer, Lois and her small-knit community of neighbors hatch a plan that will put Green back on the map. So take a spin and come visit awhile with Lois and the residents of Green, and let them tell you their story in Downtown Green.

As a devoted fan of the Green series, I have been eagerly waiting to revisit with my old friends from Green, Louisiana. While Downtown Green is the fifth book in the series, this can be read as a stand alone book. The storyline is well written and in classic Green form, it drew me in and captivated me like the previous four books in the series did. The cast of characters are realistic, warmhearted, small-town friendly people that you will find in any small town USA. The pull of small town life and charm welcomed me as I visited with old friends like Lois, Coach Chris, Mayor Eva, and Dr. Kevin, and got caught up on what has been happening in their lives. It is easy for the reader to connect with the characters in this story, their engaging and entertaining antics will leave you laughing and smiling all the way to the end of the story. This fast paced lighthearted story will have you cheering on the residents of Green as they pull together to save their beloved small town.

If you are looking for a lighthearted, delightful and entertaining series to read, I would highly recommend that you pick up all five books in the Green series, they won't leave you disappointed!


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