Book Review

The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner

It was all fun and games until this book arrived in my mailbox. You see, I have been anxiously awaiting it’s beautiful cover to pop out of a bubble envelope that had emerged from my mailbox, I checked the box every day, nothing….. and then one day there it was. I had a lot of other work to do so I thought, “I’ll just read a couple of chapters and then get back to work.”

Um….yeah, about that. I could not put this funny, quirky, touching book down. I absolutely loved this romantic comedy. What I particularly loved were the references to The Sound of Music and other pop culture classics.

The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck had me forgetting that Sarah is, in fact, a fictional character. And so is the swoony Ben Delaney.

I will just say it right now, I hope Piper gets her own book. I loved her, and I think you will to. The man character, Sarah Hollenbeck finds herself in some sticky situations and we get to see how she squirms her way out of them and along the way, finds herself, her man and her faith (not in that order mind you.)

This book is delightful, refreshing and even though it is funny, Bethany Turner tackles some real, hard issues that today’s Christians face. Thank you Bethany!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. My opinion is my own.



Bethany Turner is the director of administration for Rock Springs Church in Southwest Colorado. A former VP/operations manager of a commercial bank and a three-time cancer survivor (all before she turned thirty-five), Bethany knows that when God has plans for your life, it doesn’t matter what anyone else has to say. Because of that, she’s chosen to follow his call to write. She lives with her husband and their two sons in Colorado, where she writes for a new generation of readers who crave fiction that tackles the thorny issues of life with humor and insight. For more, visit

Melony Teague is a Freelance Writer and Columnist who lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The Biographer for Portraits of Giving (2014-2016), Aurora Sports Hall of Fame (2015 -2017) and teaches seniors in her community how to write their personal story.


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