The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck

Bethany Turner. Revell, $13.99 trade paper (304p) ISBN 978-0-8007-2766-6
Divorcée Sarah Hollenbeck, the recently-born-again novelist heroine of this promising debut, is happy to admit that her days of writing steamy fiction are over. Her plan is to redirect her career into writing inspirational books, but soon she is caught up in a whirlwind romance with Ben, the young widowed pastor of her church, and her past threatens to hamstring her future. Will his career be endangered as people begin to realize who she is? Will her career survive the crisis instigated by Ben’s vengeful former girlfriend? Falling in love with God and Ben within weeks of each other both buoys and scares Sarah as she struggles to untangle herself from her old life and way of thinking. Stacking the story with as many pop culture references as evangelical inside jokes, Turner writes snappy dialogue, realistic and lovable characters, and clean yet smoking-hot romantic scenes. Inspirational romance readers will be clamoring for more. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 08/14/2017
Release date: 10/03/2017
Genre: Fiction
Hardcover - 304 pages - 978-0-8007-2975-2
Library Binding - 500 pages - 978-1-68324-581-0
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