“Flabbergasted” by Ray Blackston

What happens when a twenty-something, workaholic-raised stockbroker goes to a Presbyterian singles group to meet girls?  The title says it all.  This is a great book written in a very masculine tone–from the descriptions to the dialogue (or sometimes the lack there-of).  There are no epilogue weddings, no serenading…just a bit of drifting on the ocean, and a great cast of quirky, yet believable, characters.   Watch the hero of the story navigate the singles dating scene, meet a shark-loving preacher, a man who can make the gospel “do a pirouette “, and an odd but intriguing poet-missionary.  A book that is at once hilarious and real, it begs the question…is this coincidence?  or is this God? And, will I ever be the same?

PS I read it aloud to my husband and he loved it…the girls who read it, however, might find it a bit romantically lacking…though certainly worth the read.  Did I mention this is only the first of the series?  More to come on the others…

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