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Trade Paperback
320 pages
Oct 2006
Integrity Publishers

Calm, Cool & Adjusted (Spa Girls Collection)

by Kristin Billerbeck

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In Kristin Billerbeck’s novel, Calm, Cool, and Adjusted, the pressure is on for Poppy Clayton to find a date to her best friend’s wedding. Contrary to popular opinion, Poppy says she’s not as desperate as she seems. At least, not yet. As a fan of all things natural she’s certainly not desperate enough to date Mr. Perfect plastic surgeon. Or is she?

In her job as chiropractor, Poppy knows plenty about adjusting spines. Yet it’s her attitude that may also need some realignment. She’s addicted to daily running, frothy green health drinks, and ranking herself on a desperation scale, which climbs higher each chapter.

Calm, Cool, and Adjusted concludes the zany Spa Girls trilogy, revolving around three friends who escape the hectic Silicon Valley pace through pampering at Spa Del Mar. With Lilly now married and Morgan engaged, the pressure is on for Poppy to find a date who might also be THE one.

A surprising twist occurs when Poppy’s father announces he’s moving with her step-mother to Arizona, leaving Poppy with her inheritance: her childhood home in Santa Cruz. She has no idea what to do with this seaside cottage, which is in desperate need of repair. To make matters worse, her heart is torn when handsome long-time patient, Simon, announces he’s moving to Hawaii and invites Poppy to move there and open her own spa.

What’s a girl to do? Poppy surrounds herself with support from the Spa Girls and learns to trust God with her future. Billerbeck’s wit, combined with her faith, make this novel a must-read for every woman in pursuit of peace … and the perfect pedicure. – Heather Ivester, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

Best friends since Johnny Depp wore scissors for hands, "The Spa Girls" live very separate lives, but stay in touch with routine visits to California's Spa Del Mar. The third novel in the Spa Girls Series focuses on Silicon Valley chiropractor Poppy Clayton, who is as calm, cool, and adjusted as they come. Or is she?

Known for her bad fashion sense, a love for all things natural, and the inability to get a second date, Poppy is beginning to wonder if she might be misaligned herself. Her route to self discovery will be an unnatural one - a plastic surgeon, a house in Santa Cruz, and a wedding date from the dark side. It's all enough to send a girl - and her gal pals - running for the spa.