Joan Sanderson s life is stuckHer older sister, Allie, is starting a family, and her younger sister, Tori, has a budding career Meanwhile, Joan is stuck at home with Mom and her aging grandmother Not exactly a recipe for excitement or romanceWhen a hunky young doctor moves in next door, Joan sets out to catch his eye But it won t be easy Pretty Tori flirts relentlessly, and Joan is sure that she can t compete But with a little help from God, Allie, and an enormous mutt with bad manners, Joan begins to find her way out of this rut and into the life she s been hiding fromBookof the Sister to Sister series, Stuck in the Middle combines budding romance, soul searching, and a healthy dose of sibling rivalry that is sure to make you smile This is a nice safe romantic story with a firm trench in christian faith as a background Joan Sanderson is manager for Abernathy Sales and Rental and is 25 years old She s one of the few remaining students out of 287 who graduated from Danville HS, Kentucky, and has stayed in Danville She has an English degree, but she s never used it, hoping that one day she can step away from her job and actually do something with her life Joan has always been the quiet one of the three sisters, whereas th This is a nice safe romantic story with a firm trench in christian faith as a background Joan Sanderson is manager for Abernathy Sales and Rental and is 25 years old She s one of the few remaining students out of 287 who graduated from Danville HS, Kentucky, and has stayed in Danville She has an English degree, but she s never used it, hoping that one day she can step away from her job and actually do something with her life Joan has always been the quiet one of the three sisters, whereas the oldest and youngest wereoutgoing like their mother She dated Roger the Rat for 9 years, before he married someone from his office, and is now moving away Joan seemingly blames her mother for her divorce from her father Later, revelations are told that change her mind.Her other sisters Allie, is pregnant with their first child, and married to a 9 11 dispatcher Eric Allie is a state employee for social services, and also has a background in psychology The youngest sister, Tori, has her own apartment in Lexington, KY, and works as a marketing analyst making double the money that Joan makes.Ken Fletcher is a doctor who ends up renting the house next door to Joan, her mother, and grandmother He also has a dog named Trigger yes, after Roy Rogers horse He also ends up being Joan s love interest.Her Grandmother, is an obsessive compulsive personality who alphabetized Joan s mother s underwear drawer including bras, underwear, and socks She has the funny moments in the story, as well as the sad ones in that it shows how emotionally draining getting older really is This book actually focuses on family dynamics as well as faith This book doesn t have a really provoking storyline, but it s funny and sort of heartwarming This story was fabulous It wasn t edgy, IMHO, but it was still very intriguing and incredibly romantic, not to mention downright hilarious at times For me, Stuck in the Middle was the perfect example of the best of the best Christian fiction Not too much angst and drama, but just enough tension and issues to keep you turning the pages The internal dialogue was so well done I felt like I was the main character dealing with the spiritual struggles and the sister issues Such honest and fresh f This story was fabulous It wasn t edgy, IMHO, but it was still very intriguing and incredibly romantic, not to mention downright hilarious at times For me, Stuck in the Middle was the perfect example of the best of the best Christian fiction Not too much angst and drama, but just enough tension and issues to keep you turning the pages The internal dialogue was so well done I felt like I was the main character dealing with the spiritual struggles and the sister issues Such honest and fresh fiction is not common The spiritual struggles were realistic, and yet there was depth to the lessons that really cut to the heart of the issues But it was such a seamless part of the story it seemed natural, like the point about being equally yolked with your partner and not being ashamed of your faith.Stuck in the Middle was so heartwarming and deep, yet fun and light at the same time How did the author do that I totally loved the hero, too He was delectable Those almost kisses were making me nuts I loved the misunderstandings, too This story was also a great example of what not to do to win a man s heart The flirting lessons were hilarious, especially when Joan tossed her hair and noted each time he moved inside her hula hoop To find out what that means you have to read the book I loved it Highly recommended I only read this book because I just purchased a Nook, and I wanted to try it out and learn how things worked This book popped up on the free book list, and I just grabbed the first one I saw I began reading it as a way to learn the Nook s features.If someone had asked me early in the book what kind of rating I would give it, my answer would not have been positive certainly not 5 stars The main character seemed interesting, and the story was easy to follow, but there were far too many annoy I only read this book because I just purchased a Nook, and I wanted to try it out and learn how things worked This book popped up on the free book list, and I just grabbed the first one I saw I began reading it as a way to learn the Nook s features.If someone had asked me early in the book what kind of rating I would give it, my answer would not have been positive certainly not 5 stars The main character seemed interesting, and the story was easy to follow, but there were far too many annoying editing errors, which, in the computer age, I find unacceptable I kept reading, mostly because I never really stop reading a book before it s finished unless it s really, really horrible, and this one wasn t that I m glad I did.This book touched me in ways I never expected I felt a definite emotional connection with the main character, which almost never happens for me At one point, I actually found myself in tears In keeping with the theme of the story, answers come from unexpected places I downloaded this for free for my e reader.Joan is the middle child While Allie is married about about to have a baby, little sister Tori is focused on her career Joan just got out of a messy relationship, and still lives at home with her mother and grandmother Then a sexy doctor moves in next door, causing competition for Tori and Joan, until Tori decides Ken s way too religious for her tastes.Despite the fact that this book is a Christian book, it read heavily as chick lit, especially for t I downloaded this for free for my e reader.Joan is the middle child While Allie is married about about to have a baby, little sister Tori is focused on her career Joan just got out of a messy relationship, and still lives at home with her mother and grandmother Then a sexy doctor moves in next door, causing competition for Tori and Joan, until Tori decides Ken s way too religious for her tastes.Despite the fact that this book is a Christian book, it read heavily as chick lit, especially for the first half I hate chick lit books, mostly because they re too fluffy for my taste Throughout this book, I kept wondering what the point was There doesn t seem to be much of a plot and not a lot happens No action to speak of Joan throws tantrums about the possibility of her grandmother moving into an assisted living facility, competes with Tori over the same guy by following Allie s flirting advice and buying expensive clothes, and just comes across as completely clueless I had to keep reminding myself that she s twenty five, because she acts like a sixteen year old After realizing that religion is very important to Ken, she decides it s important to her, too Something good does come out of this when Joan decides to create a Christian singles group and help clean up the community.Other reviewers complained that this book was too preachy, but that aspect didn t really bother me I ve read books that have been much preachier What bothered me was Joan s constant poor me attitude, her refusal to act her age, and the lack of a plot When I got to the end of the book, I couldn t believe it was the end, because nothing actually seemed to happen For the most part, a huge waste of time