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Book Review: ‘Finding Mr. Righteous’ by Lisa de Pasquale

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Finding Mr. Righteous is a new book by Lisa de Pasquale and not exactly what you would expect a rocker and gamer like me to be reviewing. However, I would have missed out on a cracking read if I were to sneer at this as Chick Lit with Christian overtones. It would be daft of me to avoid it just because Ann Coulter likes it.

You seem the author has managed to read a cracking pacey book that never gets bogged down in po-faced anal retentiveness. It is a truly moving and touching journey of self-discovery and finding out what to get out of life. It hinges around the eternal search for a mate, a quest that most of us humans go through at some time in life, whether we admit it or not. The desire of Ms. de Pasquale to jibe it all with her faith gives it an extra frisson.

Her potentials never come across as one dimensional props to move the pace along, but real men with all their faults. We all know the types involved and feel for her to have been mixed up with at least a few of them. But obviously she learns from each liaison no matter how badly it ends.

Of course, the fact that the lady in question is also an ace conference organizer makes it all the more interesting. Her fast-paced complicated pratfall filled life made it all the harder to reconcile her quest. The fact it was under the back-drop of at least one conservative organization’s obtuse cack-handed attempt to get to grip with the realities of the right in the US makes it amusing.

Boycotts and spats abound between organizations as the group in question tries to adapt to the realities that the right (or rather non-left) isn’t what it used to be even a decade ago. The fact our author didn’t go completely nuts before they had their cull a few years ago is a testament to the character of Ms. de Pasquale.

This is not heavy reading at all, but an entertaining read that would work nicely on a plane across the country to a gathering of some sort.

This is Bridget Jones Diary for the 21st century and a book that Hollywood should snap up forthwith.

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