Genesis 5020

Stories for His Glory

The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner October 26, 2017

Filed under: Book Reviews — Melissa Finnegan @ 8:45 pm
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Becoming a Christian is the best–and worst–thing that has ever happened to Sarah Hollenbeck.

Up to now, Sarah Hollenbeck made her very comfortable living as a well-known, bestselling author of steamy romance novels that would leave the members of her new church blushing. Now she’s trying to reconcile her past with the future she’s chosen. She’s still under contract with her publisher and on the hook with her enormous fan base for the kind of book she’s not sure she can write anymore. She’s discovering that the church might frown on her tithing on royalties from a “scandalous” book. And the fact that she’s falling in love with her pastor . . . well, let’s just say that doesn’t make things any easier.

With a powerful voice, penetrating insight, and plenty of humor, novelist Bethany Turner explodes onto the scene with a witty debut that isn’t afraid to deal with the thorny realities of living the Christian life.

My thoughts:

I love this book. It was so fun, so rich, so much to it. I loved Sarah’s sassy attitude and her journey to find herself and what to do when you realize your identity in Christ.

So many of us can relate. I know I can. I was a different person before I knew Christ and even after I knew Him my relationship changed and I changed once I went even deeper. I am still on a journey and I think that is what we read with Sarah. She is on a journey discovering what it looks like to be a writer after you ask Jesus into your heart.

Brenda did a great job not preaching at the reader but getting the point across clearly. This is definitely an author I will be looking for in the future. I love her writing voice. I highly recommend this one.

Visit Bethany here.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your favorite retailer.

A copy of this book was given to me through All opinions are my own. 


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