Wednesday, December 30, 2009

First Impressions by Michelle Sutton ~ 5/5 stars + Favorite

First Impressions
Michelle Sutton
Tombstone Treasures, #1

Desert Breeze Publishing
About the book:
Sammie Carpenter understands how a uniform influences behavior. Wearing her Army fatigues puts her in the mindset of a soldier and donning her Class-A Uniform always helps her shift into Captain Mode. So what harm could come from her dressing like a saloon girl and strutting through the streets of Tombstone? She didn't know how to flirt to save her life, and she wasn't getting any younger.

When she met the lonesome stud cowboy, Jimmy, she knew he was the one. So why was their communication always so awkward? Couldn't he see that she was interested in him? No matter how hard she tried to win him over, she couldn't seem to get him to see past his first impression of her. But Sammie didn't give up easily. Somehow she would make him see that they were meant to be together, but how can she do that when all of her plans keep falling apart?

My review:
First of all, I want to say that this is definitely for mature teens and up. This is very steamy and not to be read by younger people. But, the message in this book is priceless. First Impressions so completely stresses the importance of handling relationships God’s way that it will make you examine yourself and your walk with the Lord. Michelle is one of those authors that really touches you because she understands the importance of being real. Yes, the book is fiction and fun to read, but it deals with real issues that are usually not addressed in such a straight-forward, understandable way. There are consequences for doing things our way instead of God’s. Not because He gets angry and decides to ruin our life since we didn’t do what He told us to, but because God’s way is best. He created us and He knows how we work. When we follow His guidelines, it keeps us from ruining our own lives. I loved this book and think that Sutton is just getting better and better as a writer. I look forward to seeing the amazing ways that God will continue to use her writing to reach people.

**Come back this Friday when Michelle Sutton will be giving away a copy of this e-book**


Anonymous said...

I haven't done an e-book yet. Is it harder to get into? :O)

Casey said...

This book looks really good. What a great review!

LuAnn said...

I just love how great this book sounds!

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Ashley W. said...

Wow! Great review, Carman. I so want to read this book. I can't wait for it to come out:~)
Happy New Year,

Diane Craver said...

Great review - congrats on it!

Book sounds awesome!

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

I LOVE the cover for this one!!!! I've never read a book by Michelle but they ALL look great! Thank you for the great review!

XOXO~ Renee

Michelle Sutton said...

So do these six folks get combined with the people on the interview page?

kanishk said...

This book looks really good.

Work from home India said...

I loved your review! I just posted a link to it on my own site.

SephB just did a guest review of this same book on my blog and she found that the romance between Sammie and Jimmy was “combustible”. ;-)

You can read her review here:


Carman said...

Thanks everyone for commenting! :D