While I'm usually not a fan of fiction stories told in present tense, I found Tamara Leigh's laid-back style instantly charming in her lovely Christian romance, "Faking Grace." The story follows Maizy Grace Stewart, an investigative reporter with an empathetic heart that gets her into trouble. When she ends up working part time as a Lifestyles writer for the local paper, she decides to pretend to be a full-fledged Christian to help her get a job at a Christian publishing company. Along the way, she meets a handsome British man, falls in love, makes friends, and conflicts over whether or not she should deliver on the investigative story the paper she writes for has asked her to do on the publishing company. Of course, she ends up rediscovering her faith along the way, as well. I read the book in just a few days and found I could not put it down. The characters are realistic, enjoyable and still manage to make the reader think about the community, hypocrisy, sin and redemption of the Christian world. Despite its simple story, this has to be one of the best books I have read in a long time. I wish it didn't have to end.
*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.