The idea of this story is a good one... one of redemption and hope, however, I felt that it was not portrayed in the best of ways. For one, Sheila is not the type of person I would want to know. She is extremely conceded, always commenting on how "fine" she is and how any man would be lucky to have "this". She is a total gold digger, to the end, and is not at all ashamed of it. She makes comments about how a man's shoes determines his wages. She uses people and then acts innocent about her intentions.
Secondly, although the writing is quick and easy to read, it is filled to the brim with cliche language that just made me roll my eyes. The whole book is sprinkled with "one fine man", "uh-huh girlfriend" and your fair share of baby-mama-drama.
Lastly, as a Christian, I did not feel that it accurately portrayed becoming a Christian. Sheila is constantly talking about "getting right with God", but it doesn't mention Jesus or His gospel. The way Sheila got right with God and eventually "stepped into the good life" was by jamming to gospel music CD's while getting ready, going to a good ol' Baptist church on Sundays and Wednesdays and making a few new friends. All of a sudden, everything started lining up for her. It just seems a little false. Feels like McCollors is selling something that isn't true... "come get your God and all your problems will vanish". Highly unlikely.
I give this story 2 Stars because although the message was weak, the writing flowed well and the story was sometimes funny.