Monday, June 8, 2009

The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns

When Lucy Burns was eleven years old, her sister Ellen was out riding her bike and was struck by a truck. Ellen lay in a coma. The odds of her surviving were slim to non. It would take a miracle.

Ellen and Lucy had an old mailbox in their backyard that they would pretend was magical. Lucky sat down and wrote a letter to the attention of To Whom It May Concern. In the letter she asked for Ellen to wake up and in return Lucy would be forever in To Whom It May Concern's debt. A reply was sent saying done and To Whom It May Concern would be in contact with Lucy again some day. That was many years ago.

Now Lucy is all grown up and has a job working for the devil himself. She is a facilitator to hell. That means she when it is a bad person's time to go, she helps them along. Lucky for he, she has a gateway to hell down in her basement. Working for the devil does have some perks but there are also down falls. The perks are that you always score some killer birthday presents but the down side is that working for the devil is hard on a relationship; in fact you can pretty much count on yourself being single for the rest of your life. You won't believe it but the devil is job driven and doesn't want his employees getting distracted from their goal...providing people with a one-way ticket to hell.

So when Lucy meets Luke Marshall, a professor at the university, Lucy knows it won't work between them or will it? Luke just may be the perfect man for Lucy as he is blind. Before Lucy can even think about starting something with Luke, she must first find a way to quit her job. Teddy Nightingale, Lucy's idol shares with her three steps on how to turn in your notice for good but it won't be easy.

What a fun, charming and hilarious story new author Elizabeth Leiknes has conjured up with The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns. I found myself chuckling many times and even reading some of the moments to my husband. You would think that after working for the devil for as long as she has that she would be sinister and as twisted as he is but no Lucy has this innocent about her that makes her so appealing, that you can't help but fall in love with her. Besides who could find fault with anyone for disposing the world of evil with a one way ticket to hell. I have to admit that my sinful delight was enjoying The Sinful Life of Lucy Burns. Elizabeth Leiknes has made a name for herself with this book and I can't wait to see what she comes up with next.


Shooting Stars Mag said...

Ohhh awesome review. I'd never heard of this one but I'd love to read it now. Sounds like a hilarious new read, and this is her first book?? How awesome! The title just jumps out at you, doesn't it? lol


Dar said...

Great review. I'm glad to see a good review for this one as I've got it coming up here really soon. I agree with Lauren, that is some title!

carolsnotebook said...

I've never heard of this, but it sounds great. Thanks for the review.

Jess said...

Great review -- this sounds like my kind of book.