Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Rogue Shop by Michael Knudsen

"Swear you'll never become a Mormon."

It was more likely I would become a vegan. "Don't be ridiculous, Aunt Jean. I'm not going to become a Mormon."

"Swear it on the Bible."

This backcover blurb hooked me. You know right off something interesting and entertaining's gonna happen. I've been hearing a lot of buzz about this book and I'm thinking it's the perfect curl-up-on-Christmas-afternoon-to-read book!!!!

This is Author Michael Knudsen debut novel (looove the sound of that...say it again...debut novel...debut novel...debut novel...)

More from the back cover: Trying to escape from his Texas Baptist upbringing and a troubled past, Chris Kerry came to Salt Lake City to get an education--and nothing else. But keeping his promise to stay away from the Mormons proves difficult, especially with two cute college girls living across the hall. And when Chris finds a new job at a tuxedo shop, his promise unravels as he discovers new friendships, hidden secrets, and a lost heritage he never imagined he had. The Rogue Shop illuminates how we recognize truth even in the most trying of circumstances. Michael Knudsen's hilarious debut will remind you about the value of faith, family, and friends as Chris learns from his past to move forward into a better future.

"The Rogue Shop stole my heart and expanded my love for fiction… [Its] redemptive message has the power to change, to uplift, and to comfort." –Heather Gardner's Fire & Ice Little Red Reads blog

Go to the author's website here to find purchasing information.

And a shout out for Texas Baptist upbringings--I didn't have one, but most of my friends in high school did.


Renae W. Mackley said...

It sounds like my kind of book. I'm curious to see the male perspective.

Michael Knudsen said...

Thanks Valerie for the feature, and quoting that review (over which I am still glowing enough to read fine print in total darkness).

Peggy Urry said...

You're right, after I'm done putting all the toys together on Christmas day it would be a great book to curl up with...

Elana Johnson said...

And a great cover to go with the great blurb!

Jennifer Shirk said...

That blurb hooked me too. Sounds like a good read!


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