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Book review: ‘Wrong for You’ is oh, so right

"WRONG FOR YOU," by Jenny Proctor, Covenant Communications, $16.99, 246 pages (f)

Lane Bishop is ecstatic to return to her home state of North Carolina. She loved college and soccer at California's UC Berkeley, but the LDS singles ward there had gotten old and, at the ripe age of 25, she is ready for a change. With college life behind her and a new job on the horizon, Lane is positive this fresh start is just what she needs in “Wrong for You.”

But before she’s even started her job, a group of women from the local singles ward show up to take her to watch a soccer game. Not content to be a mere observer, Lane finangles herself onto a team and ends up impressing several single guys who are also members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Pretty soon, she finds herself getting a lot of attention from Jamie Hamilton, a member of the singles ward she had sworn not to attend.

As Lane and Jamie date, she realizes there is more to him than just athletic prowess. He continually surprises her by noticing what she likes to read and eat. Little does she know that behind the charismatic Jamie’s wooing, his older and quieter brother, Simon, is actually the one giving pointers. As Lane and Jamie’s relationship becomes serious, she wonders why she keeps noticing Simon, when Jamie is so wonderful.

It seems Jenny Proctor can do no wrong with her amazing ability to capture human feelings and portray myriad emotions on paper. Not only is this LDS romance wonderfully captivating, but it is teeming with hilarious scenes and wonderful, lifelike characters. As usual, Proctor also makes the lifestyle and people of North Carolina sound blissfully appealing.

“Wrong for You” is a clean book with no violence or profanities. Romance is limited to kissing, and the characters live LDS lifestyles.

LDS author Proctor is a native North Carolinian and her "Love at First Note" won a 2016 Whitney Award. She continues to reside there with her family.

Elizabeth Reid has bachelor's degrees in economics and history. A wife and mother, she loves learning people's love stories and blogs about her own at