Sarah, you can Facebook or email me which book from my May Bookshelf Reviews you'd like, and I'll get it to you:) Congrats!! And thanks so much not only to you, but to all of you who've followed or liked my sites. It truly means so much!
Now let's keep the love-fest going straight into today's review because I love Francine Rivers, and I have for years. She is one of the very first CBA authors that stood out to me, and if you've ever read a book by her you know why. If you haven't, then you need to start. Pick anything up with her name on it, and you'll be happy! Today, though, I've got her newest to chat about. Here goes!
To those who matter in 1950s Hollywood, Lena Scott is the hottest rising star to hit the silver screen since Marilyn Monroe. Few know her real name is Abra. Even fewer know the price she’s paid to finally feel like she’s somebody.
To Pastor Ezekiel Freeman, Abra will always be the little girl who stole his heart the night he found her, a wailing newborn abandoned under a bridge on the outskirts of Haven. Zeke and his son, Joshua—Abra’s closest friend—watch her grow into an exotic beauty. But Zeke knows the circumstances surrounding her birth etched scars deep in her heart, scars that leave her vulnerable to a fast-talking bad boy who proclaims his love and lures her to Tinseltown. Hollywood feels like a million miles from Haven, and naive Abra quickly learns what’s expected of an ambitious girl with stars in her eyes. But fame comes at an awful price. She has burned every bridge to get exactly what she thought she wanted. Now, all she wants is a way back home.
Alright, confession time here...I picked up this book at our church library on Sunday with every intention of having it read, but then my week went a tad crazy. I had a few things writing related that I had to accomplish, so I didn't get this fully read! However, what I can say is how deeply it has drawn me in from page one. Not only are the characters rich, but the story has just enough questions to keep me turning the page. Francine is so amazing at writing characters and their struggles with such authenticity and relatability that I truly feel like I know them. And I love, love, love how Truth is always at the core of all her stories, and this one is no different. I'm mid-way through and I have no doubt, now that my schedule is a bit more free, I'll have it finished very quickly.
Happy Friday! I've been meaning to get this book. You've encouraged me to work harder to find it. Francine is an amazing author.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing!
She is!! And I couldn't wait to get my hands on it!:)Delete
One of my greatest shames as a reader of Christian fiction is that I still haven't read Redeeming Love! I have to read it sometime. And I'll check out this one, too. Thanks for the recommendation!ReplyDelete
What??? Let me pick myself up off the floor, lol:) RL is an amazing book you'll have to squeeze in someday. Now this one too!Delete
Thank you for the book! I can't wait to get it. I have to agree with you about Francine Rivers...I love her writing. Redeeming Love is one of the few books that I have read multiple times and I can't think of any of her books that I didn't enjoy. I will definitely read this one, too.ReplyDelete
You're do welcome, Sarah!! And I agree, everything I've read by Francine I've loved:)Delete
Can't wait to read this one! And it just came into our library! Francine Rivers is one of my favorites too. Love how she weaves such truth into her stories. Enjoy the rest of the book! : )ReplyDelete
I am! It's been great:)Delete
I'm really looking forward to this one!! Redeeming Love is one of the first books I read as a Christian, and it remains one of my favorites. Thank you for sharing your initial thoughts on this one; have you finished?ReplyDelete