Monday, September 1, 2008

Skid by Rene Gutteridge

Skid (published May 2008) is the third book full of quirky characters in the Occupational Hazards series by Rene Gutteridge. It is similar to the old movie called Airplane in some ways, but much better because of the message of Jesus that is shared in a non-confrontational fashion.

The seven Hazard children were raised in a homeschool family that taught solid values and encouraged openness and honesty. When their parents died in an unfortunate hot-tub accident, the Hazard kids ranging in age 26-16 agreed to sell the family clowning business and venture out into the world to discover their career interests. Come along for a humorous, yet enlightening ride as the Hazard kids meet the working world and the world encounters them.

The Occupational Hazards Series:

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

Back of Book says:

Come Fly The Frenzied Skies!

Blissfully unaware that Atlantica Flight 1945 from Atlanta to Amsterdam is about to make aviation history, First Officer Danny McSweeney focuses his energies on navigating the turbulent personalities of an eccentric female captain, a copilot with a talent for tactless comments and conspiracy theories, and a lead flight attendant with an outsized attitude that definitely exceeds the limits for carry-on baggage.

On the other side of the cockpit door, the unscheduled inflight entertainment includes a potbellied pig, a jittery diamond courier, and the recently jilted Lucy Meredith, whose personal mantra of "What Would Oprah Do?" will be challenged by the sudden appearance of her ex and his new traveling partner. On her left sits Hank Hazard, whose unusually polite but constant requests--prompted by his covert role as a spy for the airline--test the limits of the crew's customer service.

But as Lucy and the crew discover, Hank's odd behavior is linked to a quiet faith that may play a key role in the fate of everyone on board. Especially when an unexpected traveler sets this already bumpy flight on a course toward the unfriendly skies.

To find more books by Rene Gutteridge, check her website.

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