Sunday, June 9, 2013

Book Review: Perfecting Kate

Even though I've been married over 20 years, I can still remember the dating "scene".  And anything I'd forgotten over time, I was reminded of in "Perfecting Kate" by Tamara Leigh.

Kate is a successful artist who is looking for love.  Although she has "sworn off" men, the book is about her relationship with two men.  The first, Michael, is a professional make-up artist that encourages her to fix her physical flaws through surgery, etc.  Because he is always pointing out what he sees as flaws and wanting her to make sure she makes time for her Pilates class, it becomes obvious to Kate that Michael couldn't possibly love her for who she really is.

The second man, Dr. Clive Alexander, who looks similar to Brad Pitt, is a widower whose heart is understandably guarded.  While Kate is working on the mural at the burn center where the good doctor works, the two become closer even though they had a very rocky start.

Although I enjoyed the humor and could relate a little to Kate's character when I was single, working, and praying for the man God had chosen for me, I was left feeling uneasy throughout the book.  I was bothered by the "missionary dating" mentality Kate has and am concerned that younger, unmarried Christian women reading this book may lower their standards to this level because of a funny book.

I really enjoyed the book with reservations...

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a free copy of this book by Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion.

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