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Sandwich, With a Side of Romance

Posted by on March 11, 2013

Have you read a good book lately? Here’s one you might like to try.

 She moved to Sandwich, Illinois, in search of a new life, but ended up in a giant pickle.

 Sandwich 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.


If I can put a book down after I’m beyond the first chapter then can’t remember the story line, I figure I might as well not finish the book. That was not the case with Sandwich, With a Side of Romance by Krista Phillips. Since I never have enough time to finish a book in one or two settings, I am forced to set it aside several times. Krista’s writing and unique storyline drew me back every time.

 This is a humorous book with a deep spiritual message that doesn’t hit you over the head. The characters are people you can relate to. Most of them are Christians, but they aren’t perfect. In fact, the hero has a big flaw in my opinion and still he’s likeable and I wanted to see him win the right girl. Yes, there’s a sort of villain in the triangle. And Maddie doesn’t want to fall in love with her boss – at first – but one cannot always control the heart.

Sandwich, Served with a Side of Romance is Krista’s debut book, but I’m sure she’s working on something just as yummy for her readers. If not, she sure should be.

Also check out Krista Phillips’ interview on Infinite Characters.



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