The plot is very clever, the characters well developed, and the imagination of Ms. Turner is very well displayed.
Karen Ingalls Amazon Review Review of Two Thousand Years: Abigail Phelps, Book Three
Finally!! Tough issues for Christians are finally dealt with in a real way!
I know some will knock this book for the sex related content and thoughts, but I am so happy that someone finally decided to conquer this subject! Thank you Bethany Turner!!
Adorable. Witty. Romantic.
The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck is deliciously fun with a dreamy hero to boot! However, don't let the lightheartedness fool you. This story packs a spiritual punch! Bethany Turner is not afraid to be real, and she gently takes a spiritual salt stick to the open wounds found in the church and body of Christ today. Insightful and overflowing with grace, this novel will touch your heart.
V. Joy Amazon
A delightful, entertaining, and creative story that is also well written.
Karen Ingalls Amazon Review Review of I've Loved These Days: Abigail Phelps, Book One
More than just an ill-fated romance, it’s unique, creative, and unforgettable.
Elizabeth Horton-Newton http://readersreviewroom.com/books-by-this-author/i-loved-these-days/ Review of I've Loved These Days: Abigail Phelps, Book One
A great story about delusions and how far they can take you, written with sure hand of a master storyteller
Her writing was so beautiful and Abigail's story painted with sure hand of a master storyteller.
Stanislava Kohut Amazon Review Review of I've Loved These Days: Abigail Phelps, Book One
Without giving too much away you’ll hope Bethany will rewrite history
you know when a book can evoke that much emotion in you, it's a good one. Once you finish this one you'll have to pick up the third right away!
Andi Amazon Review Review of Scenes From Highland Falls: Abigail Phelps, Book Two
I’m a Christian woman stuggling live a God centered life in the real world just like Sarah Hollenbeck
We don't live in a sterilized world free of temptations like the Christian romance market seems to think we do. I love it that Sarah struggled to learn the lessons from her life before Christ. But more importantly, that both she and Ben, her Pastor and boyfriend, continue to struggle after she has accepted Christ. This is far more applicable to my life than a sterile version with everything being so "Godly", clean, and pure. That's not real. Sarah is real! Thank you Bethany Turner for writing to me, a Christian stuggling to live a God centered life in the real world!
Kristi Ross Amazon
Brilliant: you don’t even have to daydream.
Bethany Turner has found the all-time brilliant hook, and she doesn’t disappoint.
Sarah Stuart Amazon Review Review of I've Loved These Days: Abigail Phelps, Book One
Reality is in the eye of the beholder
Such a clever concept, this book!
Maggie Garside Amazon Review Review of I've Loved These Days: Abigail Phelps, Book One
FANTASY OR REALITY?
If you want to read fiction this is the perfect kind of book. Your wildest fantasy will be realized. And Bethany tells it in such a believable fashion.
Shirley Harris-Slaughter Amazon Review Review of I've Loved These Days: Abigail Phelps, Book One
A brilliant and intriguing story
This really is brilliantly and intriguingly done.
AuntieK3 Amazon Review Review of I've Loved These Days: Abigail Phelps, Book One
Once again Bethany Turner entertained me with her wonderful imagination, creativity and writing skills
Once again Bethany Turner entertained me with her wonderful imagination, creativity and writing skills. I am anxious to start the third book to find out what happens next in the exciting, dramatic, and sad life of Abigail Phelps.
Karen Ingalls Amazon Review Review of Scenes From Highland Falls: Abigail Phelps, Book Two
I loved this book. It was so hard to put down so that I could sleep!
The book kept me wondering what was going to happen next or what new thing Abby was going to insert herself into. I was pulled emotionally into each relationship that Abby had!
Andrea Goodreads Review Review of I've Loved These Days: Abigail Phelps, Book One
What an emotional roller coaster!!
I loved everything about this book...
Traci Sanders http://readersreviewroom.com/books-by-this-author/i-loved-these-days/ Review of I've Loved These Days: Abigail Phelps, Book One
Fresh and Original
The whole book was simply clever--that's the best way to describe it. It's fun and fresh and original, and leaves you wanting even more.
Tamie D. E. Amazon Review Review of I've Loved These Days: Abigail Phelps, Book One
Taboo subject matter (at least according to most Christians)….but hilariously written
I'd heard great things about this book prior to reading, and it did not disappoint and actually exceeded my expectations. I truly can't say enough good things about this book.
Just when I thought I couldn’t love this series more…
I was so excited about diving back into the Chris and Abby story. It’s been several months since I visited two of my favorite literary characters ever! Not only was I not disappointed, I was sucked in even further than I had been in the first book of this series.
Traci Sanders http://readersreviewroom.com/books-by-this-author/scenes-from-highland-falls/ Review of Scenes From Highland Falls: Abigail Phelps, Book Two
Hilarious Romantic Comedy!
I've heard so many good things about The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck, so I couldn't wait to read it. Believe the hype, y'all. It's fantastic. This book was a breath of fresh air, one of the best romantic comedies I've ever read, and so much fun!
Ashley S. Amazon
“What’s another two thousand years?”
First of all, this author has a two-thousand-year-old soul to be able to write such an incredible love story. It’s way ahead of its time with the enamoring feel of a Shakespearean classic.
Traci Sanders http://readersreviewroom.com/books-by-this-author/two-thousand-years/ Review of Two Thousand Years: Abigail Phelps, Book Three
The Kind of Book You Can’t Put Down
It's incredibly challenging to find comedy in a book, much less clean, faith-inviting comedy. Well, this book did it. At one point I even started to underline all the places that had humorous lines and had to stop after only two pages because I was going to end up underlining half the book.
Publishers Weekly Starred Review
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.
Publishers Weekly Starred Review Review of The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck
Engaging and heartbreaking at the same time…
An engrossing read.
Lisa Kirazian Amazon Review Review of I've Loved These Days: Abigail Phelps, Book One
Romancing a book.
This is nothing I would normally ever read but one of the most entertaining books I have ever read. It was very different and a great deal of fun.
Jack July Amazon Review Review of I've Loved These Days: Abigail Phelps, Book One
Laughed. Gasped. Got mad. Laughed again. Loved it.
Sarah's internal (and sometimes external) monologues just clicked with me - the crazy connections our brains make, the pop culture references, the flights of fancy. I really want to hang out with her.
A debut to enjoy!
Lots of pop culture references make you laugh throughout the book, but it's simply her turns of phrase that had me laughing out loud--and I'm a tough sell in the humor genre. Always true to Sarah's voice, Turner lays out snappy lines, great dialogue, and amazing chapter endings that were simply perfect.
joanna Davidson Amazon
I wish I were better at writing reviews…
I wish I were better at writing reviews so I could do this book justice. First off, I have to say, I LOVE IT SO MUCH! I love the voice of the author. I love the unique premise (seriously, I'm tired of reading the same plot over and over again). I love the humor in it. I love watching how someone stumbles around figuring out "how to be Christian." I love the bravery of the author and Revell (the publishing house) for stepping out of the "box" of Christian fiction and tackling an honest, real subject matter. *whispers* Guys, sex isn't a dirty word and we as Christians *can* talk about it. One of my favorite books of the whole year and one I will reread many times in the future.
“Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.”
The result is a well written, almost spookily believable, and at times uncomfortable read about someone presenting herself as a world class skater, Oscar-nominated actress and acclaimed screenplay writer with the ability to fascinate and influence a string of very good-looking, talented and successful men in sport, politics and film.
Peaceseeker Amazon Review Review of I've Loved These Days: Abigail Phelps, Book One
Bethany Turner's writing has the power to pull you in on a deep level and leave you begging for more. I can't wait to feast my eyes on the third and final book.
Harmony Kent Amazon Review Review of Scenes From Highland Falls: Abigail Phelps, Book Two
a wonderfully entertaining book
She did it again, a wonderfully entertaining book. It made me laugh and cry, cry a lot. Although this one has quite the twist that is a head scratcher. Can't wait to start book #3.
Jack July Amazon Review Review of Scenes From Highland Falls: Abigail Phelps, Book Two
Fresh, Funny, & Fun
This is not your grandmother’s (or even your mother’s) Christian fiction. The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck is a book for the new generation of readers.
Suzanne Waltner Amazon
And yes, it all works thanks to the talent of the Author, Bethany Turner. This book is witty, loving, sad and a well-written good read.
Jena C Henry http://readersreviewroom.com/books-by-this-author/i-loved-these-days/ Review of I've Loved These Days: Abigail Phelps, Book One
Best Romance trilogy ever.
After finishing the third book. All I can say is I haven't enjoyed books this much in a long time. I highly recommend the trilogy.
Jack July Amazon Review Review of Two Thousand Years: Abigail Phelps, Book Three
Fantastic story – well written, well told.
I normally read thrillers so this genre is slightly outside my comfort zone. I'm glad I decided to give it a try. The writer's style is easy to read. Her narrative glides smoothly and effortlessly through the pages.
ADPase Amazon Review Review of Scenes From Highland Falls: Abigail Phelps, Book Two
Brilliant fictional memoir
Ms. Turner has crafted a fascinating story and demonstrated her excellent writing skills. I have given this book a much deserved, 5 Star rating.
Kenneth J. Kerr Amazon Review Review of I've Loved These Days: Abigail Phelps, Book One
Rip-Roaring Tall-Tale … Great Fun!
If you love rip-roaring tall-tales, then I heartily recommend this book. A solid five stars from me.
Harmony Kent Amazon Review Review of I've Loved These Days: Abigail Phelps, Book One
Enjoyable recreational reading
As the final book in the Abigail Phelps series, Two Thousand Years brought the series to an end and I was sad that it was over. Ms Turner's writing is easy to read, kept me engaged, and made me care for the main character of the trilogy.
Amazon Customer Amazon Review Review of Two Thousand Years: Abigail Phelps, Book Three
I can’t wait to see what Bethany Turner writes next because she’s made me a fan for life. Sarah Hollenbeck has everything you want in a rom com. The heart stopping, cheek-splitting grins filled with quotable lines and happily ever afters. And the comedy…seriously epic! It’s a book you want to read again because it’s just that great. I’m praying someone turns this into a movie because it would be AWESOME!
God, Drama, Love
The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck was by far the best book I have read. I was stuck to the pages like glue. I had to know what was going to happen next. Even when I finished reading, I wanted more of it. It was full of God, drama, and love. I am keeping it close by. This is a book that I know I will read again and again for many years to come.
Amazon Customer Amazon
You’ll never look at particular historic events in the same way again.
As her story unfolds, and as her doctor learns all the ins and outs of Abby World, you'll find yourself completely drawn in. And you'll never look at particular historic events in the same way again.
Anne Goodreads Review Review of I've Loved These Days: Abigail Phelps, Book One
Original & Captivating!
This book, the anchor in an already published trilogy, shows Bethany Turner as a promising new novelist, meaning Mrs. Turner, unlike her protagonist, may achieve fame beyond her imaginary musings.
Kimberly V. Amazon Review Review of I've Loved These Days: Abigail Phelps, Book One
Entertaining and Emotional
Plainly, I loved the writing, the style, the characters, the plot, and everything in-between.
Kimwrtr Amazon Review Review of I've Loved These Days: Abigail Phelps, Book One
This book really surprised me – in a good way!
This book really surprised me - in a good way! As usual, I went into this book without really knowing what the premise was, but was immediately hooked!
Suzanne Goodreads Review Review of I've Loved These Days: Abigail Phelps, Book One
Captured my interest from the very first page!
Every now and then, you read a book that exemplifies what a good book is all about. I’ve loved these days is one of them.
Nana58 Amazon Review Review of I've Loved These Days: Abigail Phelps, Book One
A Growing-up Fairy Tale!
Turner puts a new twist on reality and romance in this contemporary fairy tale--one that kept me turning pages
Bette A. Stevens Amazon Review Review of I've Loved These Days: Abigail Phelps, Book One
THANK YOU Bethany Turner for tactfully addressing the very real struggle of sexual attraction within a Christian romantic relationship. Christians don’t hide in caves- we very much experience the same desires as anyone else. Turner has set the record straight that these intense desires are not only normal but were created by God and can be shared between a man and woman within the boundaries that He has set.
Popp Books Amazon
RT Book Reviews Top Pick!
Debut author Turner has an incredibly unique voice that draws readers into the story and won't let them go until the gorgeous conclusion. ... The romance is both scorching-hot and completely appropriate, which is a difficult task to pull off, yet Turner does so amazingly.
RT Book Reviews
World Magazine Review
This quirky, candid tale told from a new Christian's perspective illustrates that no matter how badly we bundle things, God promises to work all things together for good for those who love Him.
The funniest, most witty and charming romantic comedy in Christian fiction ever!
The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck is the funniest, most witty and charming romantic comedy in Christian fiction I've ever read. I have never laughed so much in my life, almost nonstop throughout the book
Tracey~book corner fan Amazon
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