Throwback Thursday

Thursday, September 3, 2009



Throwback Thursday – this is a weekly event hosted by me! It is the time each week to recognize those older books… an older book you’ve always wanted to read, or one that you have read and love; maybe one from your childhood; or review an older book -- how about even a classic! Leave a comment here and feel free to take an icon and use it on your blog!

This week's throwback is:

The Return of Jonah Gray by Heather Cochran


From bn.com:

Despite being attractive, intelligent and friendly, Sasha Gardner knows no man wants a phone call from her. Because Sasha is a tax auditor for the IRS.

Every job has its downside. Auditing may interfere with her social life, but it's orderly. It makes sense. And she's very, very good at it. But when unexpected complaints draw her into the tax return of a man she's never met, nothing seems to make sense anymore.

Using the information in Jonah Gray's return, Sasha begins to assemble his life story: a rising career as a respected financial reporter, a house in a posh seaside village, weekends sailing the coast--it all reads like a life Sasha herself had dreamed of living, down to the guy's itemized deductions. So why had he left it behind to cover school-board meetings in a one-newspaper town?

What begins as a welcome distraction soon becomes a search for answers. Sasha knows it's ridiculous--she's never even laid eyes on him--but she wouldn't be the first woman to fall for a man who looks good on paper.


I randomly found this book at a used book store one day and it intrigued me. Since then I have recommended it many times as a wonderful "hidden gem". I remember thinking it had the fun of chick lit but was very smart too (not that chick lit isn't, but it just had a lot of substance to the story that some other chick lits don't). It was also very interesting since I've never read about a character in her area of work (an accountant working for the IRS!) I really, really enjoyed this book!

3 comments:

red headed book child said...

Ooh fun! I have so many "gems' from my past that I would love to give some notice too.

Thanks! I'll post mine on my blog.

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child)

Melissa said...

I've never read this. I'm always looking for some chick lit with alittle bit of depth. Thanks for the rec.

Melissa

sumanam said...

Soory.. I got very late ... Jenny, sounds like an interesting book..thriller is it? Here come mine:
http://sumanam.wordpress.com/2009/09/05/throwback-thursdays-2/

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