Wednesday, March 25, 2015

I Am A Reader, Not A Writer Presents: Newbie by Jo Noelle


Newbie by Jo Noelle The housing market is crashing, and Sophie’s life is crashing with it. At twenty-four, her successful real estate career evaporates. She’s broke, can’t find a job, or pay her bills, leaving Sophie wondering how her successful lifestyle became so fragile. At the urging of her roommate, Sophie accepts a job in her fallback career—teaching six-year-olds. She hopes it’s temporary. After all, how long can a tanking economy last anyway? The best part of the new job is Liam, another employee at Rio Grande Elementary. The worst part of the new job is, well, teaching. Sophie has a surprise real estate closing from a contract she wrote months ago, leading her to a niche in the real estate market and to a new partner, Kevin. Sophie must choose between Liam or Kevin and between a lucrative career or recess duty.


Praise for Newbie Loved this story. I thought it was crisp and funny. Sophie has a great character arch as she goes from the Real Estate world to a classroom of 1st graders. Love Liam. He is a nice breath of fresh air. He and Sophie's interactions kept me laughing and wanting more. I HIGHLY recommend this novel! ~ Author Sherry Gammon In recent years I've become addicted to Sophie Kinsella's books. This book reminded me of hers, only cleaner, which I appreciated! It was sweet and witty. Definitely had me laughing out loud. Loved the ending :) ~Goodreads Review I loved this book! I especially have a tender spot for books with children in them and this story about Sophie being "forced" to teach when the real estate market does so poorly captured my heart. The characters were warm and lovable, the story was fun and I enjoyed every minute of the book. ~Phyllis I loved NEWBIE. Sophie's inner thoughts are a delight. She just makes me smile. Her journey as a newbie teacher is real and touching.~Donna Weaver.

  Jo Noelle 

Author Jo Noelle Jo Noelle grew up in Colorado and Utah but also spent time in Idaho and California. She has two adult children and three small kids. She teaches teachers and students about reading and writing, grows freakishly large tomatoes, enjoys cooking especially for desserts, builds furniture, sews beautiful dresses, and likes to go hiking in the nearby mountains. Oh, and by the way, she’s two people— Canda Mortensen and Deanna Henderson, a mother/daughter writing team. They began writing separately several years ago but found the process much more fun when they started collaborating. They are debut authors, with Lexi’s Pathetic Fictional Love Life as their first completed work. Other titles include Newbie and Damnation. Deanna attended college before marrying and starting her family. Canda received a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, a Reading Specialist endorsement, and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Her day job focuses on teaching teachers and children about literacy.

My Review

As we open this book, Sophie has been riding high on the real estate market, but all is crashing down before her, and she looses her job. We look at her checkbook, and she needs a new roommate to help make ends meet, and she needs a job.
I found it delightful to read about the new roommate and what happens, but love the new job, and of course the characters that made it feel so real. Some are so nice and others you would love to shake. Who would intentionally sabotage a children’s party? Yes, she ends up teaching first grade, and feels she is over her head, but help is on the way, and love those who rally around her.
She has major decisions to make on her life, and enjoy how she deals with people who can’t understand the word “No”. So very funny. She handles herself very well!
There is a bit of romance, misunderstandings, drama, and other real life happenings here. A really fun read, that makes you keep turning the pages to find out what is going to happen next. Enjoy!

I received this book I Am A Reader Not A Writer Blog Tours, and was not required to give a positive review. 


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing NEWBIE! Our goal in writing Sophie’s story was just to make the readers laugh. I'm glad you liked it, and hope your followers enjoy it too. :)


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