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This was a terrible book, with some of the worst writing I have ever read I bought it because I was looking for another good chick lit book, but this was so fluffy and inane that it s insulting Amanda Vaughn is forced to return home to the affluent Dallas neighborhood where she grew up after leaving her chronically unfaithful husband The news of Amanda s arrival back home does not sit well with some of the other single ladies in the neighborhood, and they set out to destroy Amanda on the soci This was a terrible book, with some of the worst writing I have ever read I bought it because I was looking for another good chick lit book, but this was so fluffy and inane that it s insulting Amanda Vaughn is forced to return home to the affluent Dallas neighborhood where she grew up after leaving her chronically unfaithful husband The news of Amanda s arrival back home does not sit well with some of the other single ladies in the neighborhood, and they set out to destroy Amanda on the social scene so no man will want to date her and no woman will want to be her friend They set her up for failure and humiliation at every turn, and hilarity ensues not.This book reads like it s the outline the author pitched to her publisher The characters are shallowly written, and the dialogue is mostly laughable and not because it s funny I m actually angry that I wasted my money on this book I recommend the TV show based on this book it s much funnier and better written than this piece of fluff 1.25 stars That s right A quarter of a star And even there, I feel like I m being generous Maybe it s really me who s the GCB.I decided to read this for 2 reasons 1 the new ABC show and 2 I was mildly intrigued by the premise because, as we all learn by about, ohhhh, 1st grade, there are hypocrites everywhere Now, obviously, we don t know the exact word for these people who act two faced unless your 6 year old has very advanced language skills which could be a possibility but we do kno 1.25 stars That s right A quarter of a star And even there, I feel like I m being generous Maybe it s really me who s the GCB.I decided to read this for 2 reasons 1 the new ABC show and 2 I was mildly intrigued by the premise because, as we all learn by about, ohhhh, 1st grade, there are hypocrites everywhere Now, obviously, we don t know the exact word for these people who act two faced unless your 6 year old has very advanced language skills which could be a possibility but we do know they exist.This book was as fake, pointless, and devoid of a personality as the characters in it I was hoping for humor, somewheresomehow, but even that was a disappointment How this book not only managed to get published but also get made into a TV series is very much beyond me.And don t even get me started on the writing I ve read fan fiction written by junior highers that was better andpolished than this.Everyone was redeemed at the end or at least show some semblance of contrition and the whole plot was wrapped up too quickly and in a ridiculous way George Strait Willie Nelson Give me a break.I rarely ever, ever say this about a book that gets made into a TV show or movie, but, the TV show light years and light years better than the book it was based on Heck, even the TV show showssoul than this book did And isn t that the point Recommended only if you feel like assassinating a colony of brain cells #Free ⚤ Good Christian Bitches ⚜ Amanda Vaughn needs some heaven sent help Her husband has betrayed her in the worst possible way, and, newly divorced, she s fled with her pre teen children to her hometown of Hillside Park, an upper class Dallas suburb She s happy to leave behind the shallow, Godless life she lived in California and return to the welcoming, Christian world where she grow up But things aren t that simple When Amanda returns to the town and church she remembers so fondly, nothing is as she remembers it She encounters a cast of old friends, neighbors and fellow church members who are sweet and pious as can be until Amanda s back is turned Then the claws come out Amanda realizes she s encountered a group of Good Christian Bitches, or GCBs Sharon, Heather, and Darlene are as fake as their costume jewelryIn the whirling midst of salacious rumors, Botox, and fraud, Amanda realizes that her so called friends are out to destroy her reputation And what s worse, it s all under the guise of old fashioned Christian caring Will the Good Christian Bitches get the best of her, or will Amanda find a way to rise above the drama and triumph I just finished reading GCB and found it hilarious and all too familiar Since I m born and raised in Dallas, I knew exactly what neighborhood she was referring to and every single landmark mentioned directly or through a pseudonym This town really is as she described it and I have even found myself on the both sides of the prayer request at various points in my life which is why I have a difficult time being a part of any bible study now While most of us don t have the disposable income a I just finished reading GCB and found it hilarious and all too familiar Since I m born and raised in Dallas, I knew exactly what neighborhood she was referring to and every single landmark mentioned directly or through a pseudonym This town really is as she described it and I have even found myself on the both sides of the prayer request at various points in my life which is why I have a difficult time being a part of any bible study now While most of us don t have the disposable income and luxurious lifestyle depicted in the book, be aware that these women are out there in every church I ve ever attended and they can truly wreck your life if they want That s why I loved the heroine of this book it was nice to see the guilty parties get what they deserved and for the true good girl to come out on top however unrealistic that actually is It s no literary masterpiece but it is a good first novel and a great beach read Enjoy I grew up in this area of Dallas, and I could not stop laughing At one point, I was laughing so hard I had to put the book down and walk away just to catch my breath.The characters are spot on caricatures of the types of people who live in that area of Dallas The writing is wonderful, the dialogue witty, and I m sure you ll have a hard time putting the book down once you pick it up.If you re thinking about reading this book because you saw the show GCB, be warned that the show is, naturally, n I grew up in this area of Dallas, and I could not stop laughing At one point, I was laughing so hard I had to put the book down and walk away just to catch my breath.The characters are spot on caricatures of the types of people who live in that area of Dallas The writing is wonderful, the dialogue witty, and I m sure you ll have a hard time putting the book down once you pick it up.If you re thinking about reading this book because you saw the show GCB, be warned that the show is, naturally, not much like the book in terms of who the characters are However, the same wit can be found in both places I m surprised how much I enjoyed thisI think that it might have a lot to do with how I grew upin a church environment very much like this one and I loved, loved, loved these quotes You can be a good Christian, Amanda said slowly, thinking it through Or you can be a bitch But you can t be a good Christian bitch I love the expression and I m sure I ve known a few, but why don t you give me your definition of a good Christian bitch It s pretty self explanatory, Amanda said, as a matter I m surprised how much I enjoyed thisI think that it might have a lot to do with how I grew upin a church environment very much like this one and I loved, loved, loved these quotes You can be a good Christian, Amanda said slowly, thinking it through Or you can be a bitch But you can t be a good Christian bitch I love the expression and I m sure I ve known a few, but why don t you give me your definition of a good Christian bitch It s pretty self explanatory, Amanda said, as a matter of fact If you re professing to be a good Christian, you re claiming to have a desire to be like Christ, to have a heart like His When a good Christian hides behind the cross while putting herself and her worldly desires ahead of her desire to be like Christ, at any and everyone else s expense when she deems it necessary, she becomes a good Christian bitch I mean, for heaven s sake, don t let Jesus get in the way of a good agenda Naturally the premise of this book has the potential to tick off two particular groups of individuals Christians and the general population of Dallas, TX I can understand the sentiment but I don t have much sympathy.Perhaps it is because I ve come in contact with one or two individuals who hide behind the cross while promoting their own selfishness, but I see nothing wrong with exploiting this idea for the sake of entertainment Most of the Christians I know are wonderful individuals but the f Naturally the premise of this book has the potential to tick off two particular groups of individuals Christians and the general population of Dallas, TX I can understand the sentiment but I don t have much sympathy.Perhaps it is because I ve come in contact with one or two individuals who hide behind the cross while promoting their own selfishness, but I see nothing wrong with exploiting this idea for the sake of entertainment Most of the Christians I know are wonderful individuals but the fact remains there are people who don t necessarily live by the book they tout so highly Accept it and understand that Gatlin isn t promoting the idea that the Church is in and of itself misguided, only that some of the flock have a tendency to live less than virtuous lives As for Dallas natives, I feel your pain I really do I was raised in Orange County yes, that Orange County about twenty minutes from Laguna Beach yes, that Laguna Beach I understand how you feel seeing your town, your home, being depicted so negatively in print The subsequent television show doesn t help matters Just tell yourself that people are smarter than that, by and large we know this isn t the real Dallas Anyone who believes otherwise isn t worth the time it takes to correct them I think I ve made it clear I that I am not factoring religious content or geographic representation into my rating For me, Good Christian Bitches is a three star book I couldn t buy into an entire neighborhood of upper class rich twits with nothing better to do than gossip and play stupid societal power games More than that I can t believe in a character like Sharon, whose sole motivation is to destroy someone whose potential in the singles market outshines her own or Amanda, who only looks angelic because she is the only person who isn t out to screw someone else over.I like the tongue in cheek premise of the book, but the shallow characterizations and simplistic plot killed what other potential the piece had going for it Decent beach read or travel book Wow, this book is poorly written Unbelievably awful writing That being said, just one chapter into the book and I have a whole new take on my new southern city I ve never understood the overtly churchiness of this area coupled with the most materialistic and gossipy women I have ever met Thankfully, this book lays it all out so clearly No need to worry about insignificant earthly transgressions if you are Saved Eureka And, it s not gossip if the purpose of airing out a friend s dir Wow, this book is poorly written Unbelievably awful writing That being said, just one chapter into the book and I have a whole new take on my new southern city I ve never understood the overtly churchiness of this area coupled with the most materialistic and gossipy women I have ever met Thankfully, this book lays it all out so clearly No need to worry about insignificant earthly transgressions if you are Saved Eureka And, it s not gossip if the purpose of airing out a friend s dirty laundry is to a pray for them and b learn from their mistakes Alas, I am not sure if I can handle manyof these revelations We ll see if I can pick this back up or just let it sit on my bookshelf collecting dust The writing was mediocre and the story felt forcedI still laughed my ass off I really want to see the show now It s probably hilarious The writing was mediocre and the story felt forcedI still laughed my ass off I really want to see the show now It s probably hilarious There are so many things wrong with this book Grammar for one thing the main character, Amanda, insists the word children be used rather than kids but in the very next breath she says things like I ve gotta hand it to you The overuse of the word got is, in my opinion, astonishing considering the many creative ways one might choose to articulate an idea The author tries to portray Amanda as well educated, wholesome and the all together sweet girl next door type and who was brough There are so many things wrong with this book Grammar for one thing the main character, Amanda, insists the word children be used rather than kids but in the very next breath she says things like I ve gotta hand it to you The overuse of the word got is, in my opinion, astonishing considering the many creative ways one might choose to articulate an idea The author tries to portray Amanda as well educated, wholesome and the all together sweet girl next door type and who was brought up in, what is presumably, one of the best areas around Yet she consistently uses words that make her sound like she s from the wrong side of the tracks.We re also led to believe that Amanda s mother, at 62 years of age would have a dialogue which rivals that of a 13 year old when she announces I m like, at least get your story straight I don t know about you but as a general rule, women of a certain social status and age do not speak like they re about to go hang out at the mall.Another beef I had with this book is the serious lack of parental authority Amanda has with her son I know the woman is supposed to be going through a divorce and what with all the ladies gossip goin on in Big ol Texas what s a girl to do but to focus all her energy on ever thin but her offspring But seriously When her son, Will, announces that he spent the day skateboarding when he should have been in class, the best Amanda can muster in the form of reaction was to turn to her daughter Sarah, ignoring Will s confession, and, as Will skated away, his ears plugged with his iPod buds , ask how her day was.Then of course there is passage where Amanda s mother essentially tells her that God was putting an anonymous and obviously rich gift giver in Amanda s life so that she didn t have the unfortunate experience of becoming another forty something, lonely divorcee, chasing after what available men there are Wow, right It s made perfectly clear how the author must feel about those poor women who were picked over for the prettier skinner girls Which leads me to my final major issue with this book While walking Sarah, her 9 year old daughter to school, Sarah looked doubtfully at the other students and in a concerned tone she whispered Mommy, there are so many fat kids Now I understand that at 9 a girl may very well find it odd to see kids of different shapes and sizes and to even spout it out loud But Amanda, instead of explaining to Sarah the benefits of getting past other kids bodies and to get to know them as people before passing judgment, Amanda says I m sure you ll find some other students who are just as committed to healthy eating as you are Huh Lesson learned Though I guess I can t be too surprised when six pages into the book Amanda must remind herself that the nice thing about her church is that it attracts a broad socioeconomic range of constituents and women whose net worth was probably a negative number could sit comfortably, or at least relatively comfortably beside a woman who was clearly and unabashedly Texas rich and they could study the Bible together of course this was AFTER she noticed the grossly overweight woman in sweats Amanda took note that not only was the woman wearing sweats the horror but also that they weren t even Juicy or Nike OMG NO WAY At this point Amanda also made the most obvious assumption that the woman, in her cheap, tacky sweats would when the urge for exercise arose, lay down until it passed This book, I m ashamed to admit did hold my attention if only by horror and a train wreck like fascination