Saturday, August 30, 2008

Scoop by Rene Gutteridge

Scoop (published October 2006) is a quirky, yet fun book by Rene Gutteridge that is part of a series - The Occupational Hazards. It is about the Hazard family who grew up working in the family business - clowning. Their parents homeschooled the seven children and taught them important values like honesty, a good work ethic and respect. When the parents decided to take their first vacation ever an unfortunate accident took place, both parents died, but the book is more about life than death. In this series, the author is writing a book about each of the siblings. The honesty and spiritual strength of the Hazard children takes their world by surprise. Hilarity and growth come together when the Hazards begin their careers.

The Occupational Hazards Series:

Book 1 – Scoop
Book 2 – Snitch
Book 3 – Skid

Taken from Rene Gutteridge's Website:

Channel 7 News producer Hugo Talley dreams of working with first-class professionals. Instead he’s saddled with an aging anchorwoman who refuses to release her claw-like grip on the newsdesk, a conscience-stricken reporter who’s reluctant to focus on sensationalism, and a new assistant–former homeschool student Hayden Hazard–who can’t just seem to leave her faith outside the newsroom. When the Channel 7 News team inadvertently stumbles on a hot news story, Hugo is frantic to exploit this rare opportunity. But a series of crises–including a Botox disaster and the disappearance of a colleague–threatens to destroy his chance for ratings success and send him completely over the edge. With their oddball antics and all-too-real foibles, this lovable cast of characters offers a hilarious look at the sometimes unexpected effects of taking one’s faith boldly into the workplace.

If you want to relax from the cares of the world and enjoy a good chuckle, then find a copy of Scoop and then find the remainder of the books in the series. All three books so far are filled with fun and lessons in disguise.

To find more of Rene Gutteridges books, check her website.

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