The Ultimate Guide to Darcy Carter by Teresa Slack
Darcy Carter quit college when she was nineteen to write the first of 20 Ultimate Guidebooks. Considered an expert at everything from running a home-based daycare to the NFL draft to retirement, she can’t guide herself out of a paper bag. At the pinnacle of her career, she’s neglected her personal life to the point that she has no close friends and the relationship with God she once valued has slipped completely off her priority list.
When her editor suggests she write, The Ultimate Guide to Finding Mr. Right, Darcy wants no part of it. To get away from Mr. Right and her discontentment with her life, she heads to North Carolina to research one last ultimate guide. Instead of answering the questions in her head, Darcy’s doubts and discontentment mount. If she’s no longer the Ultimate Guide Girl, who is she? What should she do with her life? Where does she go from here?
The Ultimate Guide to Darcy Carter is a fun look at what happens when a young woman discovers success and accolades aren’t automatically the keys to happiness and fulfillment. A must read for anyone who has ever questioned the choices she’s made in her life.
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Christian Library Journal “...The Ultimate Guide to Darcy Carter, a romantic contemporary novel, feels like going on vacation complete with funny misunderstandings and wrong turns. Slack’s characters come complete with flaws and face faith issues common to most believers. The southern bed and breakfast setting contributes to the mood of a vacation and provides a perfect backdrop for Darcy’s discoveries about life and writing...This lighthearted novel...ends too soon just like a vacation. The theme, always rely on the Ultimate Guide, applies to us all.”
Eccentric Darcy Carter, halfway through her college course work, decided to write a guide to writing a college thesis--rather than a thesis. She sold the book, and some 20 more guides have followed. Unfortunately, a personal life has not. Undaunted, Darcy proposes a guide to vintage southern diners and begins her small-town tour. But Darcy's editor is unenthused, proposing instead The Ultimate Guide to Finding Mr. Right--a subject about which supersuccessful Darcy has no clue. You can see where this is going, and it goes there. Still, Slack is pretty funny, and the girl-guide idea, while not original, has enough oomph in it to keep readers turning the pages.
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Midwest Book Review
The author of twenty books in ten years, Darcy Carter's editor considers her to be versatile an expert in everything from parenting to the NFL draft to online trading. But when she is assigned to write a "how to" book on finding "Mr. Right", she is not happy and heads to North Carolina to do research on the subject, only to realize that where she once wrote for the pleasure and challenge of writing, she has somehow come to write just for the money. In trying to write a book about finding true love, Darcy finds that rather than rely on her own heart alone, she must turn to God to find the wisdom to recognize Mr. Right. Very highly recommended, entertaining, thoughtful and thought-provoking reading, The Ultimate Guide To Darcy Carter is a well crafted, realistic novel that will resonate in the mind and imagination of the reader from beginning to end.
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