Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Oelke

Jane Sinner is a screw up. She has been expelled from school in her senior year. All her friends will be graduating without her. She has a hard time with her family’s religious beliefs. She simply doesn’t believe in God. The more her parents push, the more she rebels.

Nice Try Jane Sinner
By Leanne Oelke
Clarion Books
January 2018

To compromise with her parents request for her to get her GD, she enrolls in the Elbow River Community College. She sees a notice to audition for a Reality Show being produced by a student at the college. Her audition goes well and she is accepted as one of the contestants. Now, how is she going to tell her parents she is moving out since she is required to live with the others. Knowing they won’t approve, she lies and says she is renting an apartment with a friend, but nothing about the show.

The winner will receive a used car and $500. She is determined to win, but doesn’t fully grasp what it entails. What the contestants are required to do borders on insanity.

Can Jane stay the course and come out a winner. Only time will tell.

I liked the book. It was funny, but a little sad also.

Mary Asher, the Golden Reviewer, is a founding book blogger for and has generously provided this review. She describes herself as “an 88 year young great-grandmother and an avid reader.”

This book was provided by the publisher for review.