She moved to Sandwich, Illinois, in search of a new life, but ended up
in a giant pickle.
Sandwich represents hope for twenty-year-old
Maddie Buckner and Kyle, the eleven-year-old brother Maddie wants to spring out
of foster care. Then she loses her new job after less than a day. It’s all
Reuben-the-Jerk’s fault, and she’s determined to make him right the
He does so, reluctantly, by giving her a job at his restaurant,
The Sandwich Emporium. Then crazy things start happening at the restaurant, and
Kyle’s foster parents apply to adopt him. To stop it all, Maddie must learn the
art of humbling herself and accepting the help God has arranged, risking her
heart to Reuben in the process.
And she’d rather eat a million
corned-beef on rye sandwiches than do that.
I really enjoyed this book. It starts off fun and light-hearted, but don’t let that fool you, this book gets deep. Maddie is a great heroine, she’s just trying to take care of herself and love God. Reuben has all this pride, but still has a soft spot for helping strays. There were moments when I wanted to slap Reuben, but his character was so realistic, I was like, I know this guy. Let me tell you, this book will make you laugh out loud and then there will be some moments that your heart just goes out to Maddie. One thing I love is how self-assured Maddie is. Jesus loves her and you can take her or leave her. I also like that Reuben’s family strongly believes in being Jesus to everyone they meet. It’s a challenge to me to remember that. Very good. Very original. Highly Recommended!