Women college students--Fiction; Mormon women--Fiction
Wilhemina "Whimsy" Waterman is all grown up now-at least that's what she tries to tell herself. Of course, being a grownup means having to take the good with the bad.
She's a freshman at BYU, she lives away from home, and she has a boyfriend. That's the good part. The bad part is: Whimsy's best friend doesn't end up as her roommate; her mom is marrying a man Whimsy hardly knows and who intimidates her more than just a little; and Whimsy's boyfriend is, in fact, a boy, and they are friends, but he's going on a mission without getting it through his thick head that they have feelings for each other.
So when Whimsy meets Colin, a cute returned missionary who is terrified of taking English 115, the obvious solution is to take English 115 with him, even though she doesn't need that class. Before long, Whimsy must face the fact that while she's spent a great deal of time trying to get Colin to fall for her, once he does, she's far from ready for what he'd like to happen next: marriage.
New from Lisa McKendrick, A Life of My Own, is a hilarious and touching novel about a vibrant, lovable young woman ready to take the world by storm, and the events that teach her some life-changing lessons. [publisher website]