Let’s Read – December 27, 2017
By Mary Barrett
The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck
By Bethany Turner
Published by Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, PO Box 6287, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49516
320 pages, paperback, $13.99, ISBN 978-0-8007-2766-6
What happens when a steamy romance writer becomes a Christian? Struggling to reconcile her past with her new life in Christ, she is not sure she can honor her publishing contract. Will she be able to cope with the condemnation from church members for writing “scandalous” fiction? Will falling in love with her pastor complicate things?
Bethany Turner is the director of administration for Rock Springs Church in Southwest Colorado.
The Christmas Blessing
By Melody Carlson
176 pages, hardback, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8007-2270-8
Amelia is grief-stricken when she learns her husband’s plane has been shot down during World War II. Jobless, broke, and a new mother, she has nowhere to turn except to her wealthy in-laws. They do not know that she exists. Dare she disclose her relationship to them? Or will the unexpected birth 2,000 years ago resolve her dilemma?
Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books.
Lady Jane Disappears
By Joanna Davidson Politano
400 pages, paperback, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8007-2875-5
When Aurelie’s father dies in debtor’s prison, he leaves her with an estranged extended family and one gift. It is his famous pen name, Nathaniel Droll. Aurelie decides to complete “Nathaniel’s” last manuscript. She writes his family into the story as unflattering characters. She finds herself neck-deep in mystery involving her mother’s disappearance. Can she avoid a tragic ending?
Joanne Davidson Politano is a freelance writer and debut novelist who spends as much time as possible spinning tales that capture the details of ordinary lives.
These books can be found at your bookstore, by writing to the publisher at the above address, by using the website www.revellbooks.com, by calling 616-676-9185 or by checking your local library.