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The Resource The secret life of Sarah Hollenbeck, Bethany Turner

The secret life of Sarah Hollenbeck, Bethany Turner

Label
The secret life of Sarah Hollenbeck
Title
The secret life of Sarah Hollenbeck
Statement of responsibility
Bethany Turner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Becoming a Christian is the best and worst thing that has ever happened to Sarah Hollenbeck. Best because, well, that's obvious. Worst because, up to this point, she's 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 Sarah is 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 beginning to think 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 doesn't make things any easier. With a powerful voice, penetrating insight, and plenty of wit, Bethany Turner explodes onto the scene with a debut that isn't afraid to deal with the thorny realities of living the Christian life
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Review
/* Starred Review */ 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.) --Staff (Reviewed 08/14/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 33, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10600182
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Turner, Bethany
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christian women
  • Women
  • Women authors
  • Christian life
  • Christian life
  • Christian women
  • Women authors
  • Women
  • FICTION / Christian / Romance
  • FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
Label
The secret life of Sarah Hollenbeck, Bethany Turner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1897177
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780800727666
Lccn
2017024938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780800727666
  • (OCoLC)992798375
Label
The secret life of Sarah Hollenbeck, Bethany Turner
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1897177
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780800727666
Lccn
2017024938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780800727666
  • (OCoLC)992798375

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