Written from the point of view of someone who has "Been there - Done that" Ms. Gore has a wry sense of humor - reminds me a bit of Carrie Fisher with softer edges. All in all - a good book! What's next Ms. Gore?
I really enjoyed this book. It was a fun, easy and entertaining read.
Very fun read...lots of laughs.
Cute and entertaining view of Washington DC.
This is a fun chick-lit book. Very cute and funny.
This book will definitely elicit some laughter.
Sammy is a very interesting character - sort of neurotic, but likeable. This book is predictable and a quick read, but good.
Very funny, fast read story of a single girl working in DC.
this is the best book i have ever read about politics. It is a personal story of a aide who is still idealistic and competent in the office and a bumbler in her own life and is really not so sure of herself.
A woman's eye view of the political scene in DC. A fun read
A delightful and funny read.
Really funny, engaging main character.
Sammy's Hill is a good foray into the world of modern romance. This book follows an idealistic staffer as she learns the ins and outs of DC, and the relationships, both personal and professional that happen there. This book falls squarely into the category of romance and is cute and entertaining. However, the sequel, Sammy's House is far superior and I would highly recommend reading this book before reading that one.
Kristen Gore winds a humorous tale about Sammy, a young professional working on Capitol Hill.
This was an enjoyable read. I thought that the tone of the book changed about half way through. I actually liked the 2nd half better than the first.
Felt like a rip off of the "Confessions of a..." series, just way worse. I put it down 1/3 in and didn't care to ever finish it.
Reviewed by Amber Gibson for TeensReadToo.com
SAMMY'S HILL throws young and idealistic Sammy Jones into the fiercely competitive, smooth-talking, back-stabbing world of D.C. politics. While at times it can be a struggle just to keep her head above water, Sammy never wavers in her commitment to serving the public good and bringing about honest change through the democratic system.
Working as a domestic policy advisor for a U.S. Senator is by no means easy, but Sammy adores her boss and works her butt off to make sure that he has the best information possible to make decisions about health care policy. Sammy is on a quest to make health care affordable for all Americans, and she will do whatever it takes to pass the necessary legislation. Pulling all-nighters fueled only by coffee and calling in weed-addled senior citizens to give testimony at Senate committee hearings are par for the course.
When she starts dating a staff member of a rival Senator, Sammy's professional and personal lives intertwine, with occasionally disastrous consequences. With her quirky and klutzy character, Sammy is lovable and easy to relate to. Who hasn't been conned into buying far-too-expensive Japanese fighting fish from a secret agent of the North Korean regime?
Kristin Gore is genius at crafting a witty storyline, too complex to be deemed merely chick-lit, but hilarious and with a proper dash of romance nonetheless. For anyone who adores romantic comedies but finds them often all too predictable, SAMMY'S HILL is a more intelligent alternative, with underlying messages about politics and life effortlessly woven into fast-paced entertainment.
Sammy's optimism and perseverance are inspiring and refreshing in a world that most associate with dirty money and personal agendas. If there were more Sammy Jones' in Washington, the world would be a better place.
Reminds me of Ally mcbeal,quirky female lead. It was ok, but had to force myself to finish the book. I guess if you like ckick-lit this book is good for you, I just prefer stronger female roles in the books I read.
I am not much into politics or really know anything about that lifestyle but this book was really cute and at times humorous. I have to give it a recommendation because it was easy to read and entertaining.
There were some cute moments, but I thought the story took a really long time to get going.
"A beltway Bridget Jones"
funny, original, better writing than most in this chicklit genre.