Book Recommendation – Dial P for Perfect by Heidi Gray McGill

Book Description:

Being a curvy girl can be a curse…unless you find someone who values the person you are underneath.

Snarky is one way to describe Ginger’s response to life, love, and loss—as in weight loss. She needs to whip up a little creativity, self-forgiveness, and reality.

Reggie is one cup nerd, two cups out-of-style, and a dollop of comfortable. Add in a dash of corny, and you’ve got a heap of fun even though Ginger can’t count their time together as dates. Stir in her best friend Scott, whom Ginger’s liked since University, and you have all the makings of a recipe for confusion and potential heartbreak.

Enjoy some belly laughs with Ginger as she navigates dating life. Walk beside her, figuratively—since that’s too much like exercise—as she determines her path in life. Will she accept herself as she is, or will changing to achieve perceived perfection challenge Ginger to dig deep into how God sees her?

We see our flaws, but our heavenly Father sees His intricate, thoughtfully designed creation.

Narelle’s Thoughts:

I enjoyed reading Dial P for Perfect, set in Ohio. The story is in first person in Ginger’s point of view only, and it has body positive themes. There is a romance arc in the story that simmers in the background because Ginger’s journey in the story is front and center. Initially the story looked like it could be a love triangle, but it definitely isn’t, and I appreciated the minor characters having their own satisfying story endings.

Ginger is adorable, and she is sensitive about her body size in certain circumstances, for example, dating. She also has a wonderful sense of humor, and owns a cute cat called Snickers who was loads of fun. Ginger works from home, and her job involves recording radio advertising segments. I laughed out loud many times while reading, and I enjoyed getting to know Ginger and Snickers.  

I loved seeing Ginger challenged in her faith and seeking answers from the Bible. I read this book quickly because I couldn’t put it down. I recommend Dial P for Perfect for contemporary romance readers who like body positive stories with strong faith elements and an adorable cat in the story.

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