FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Where have I seen reference to the Books and Biscuits Blog before?

Portions of the Books and Biscuits blog posts are featured on Amazon.com, Christianbook.com, and Goodreads reviews. In addition, we post some of our reviews on publishers’ websites, including Thomas Nelson, Tyndale House, and Zondervan. The blog is also an active member of The Book Club Network (www.bookfun.org and www.bookfunmagazine.com). However, BooksandBiscuits.com is the only place where we include the full versions of our book reviews, so make sure to visit often!

  • How can I help support the Books and Biscuits Blog?

The Books and Biscuits blog is now part of the affiliate program at Amazon.com! You may have noticed at the end of our reviews that we regularly include links, which offer you great deals on the products we review and feature here at Books and Biscuits, while providing a percentage of the sale back to us. This revenue helps offset the cost of running the blog, ensuring that we can bring you great content on a regular basis. :)
If you would like to help support the Books and Biscuits blog, you are also welcome to click on the general affiliate link available below:
Amazon.com Affiliate Link – Amazon.com

  • Can I follow the Books and Biscuits Blog on Facebook or social media?

Yes! The Books and Biscuits Blog now has a Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/booksandbiscuitsblog. We will be regularly updating the page with links to our posts and other Facebook exclusives.

  • Can I follow the Books and Biscuits Blog on GoodReads?

Yes! The Books and Biscuits Blog is now on GoodReads at: https://www.goodreads.com/TheBooksandBiscuitsBlog. We will be regularly updating the page with links to our book reviews.

  • How can I search book titles previously featured on the Books and Biscuits Blog?

Visit The Library page to see a full list of book titles reviewed at the Books and Biscuits Blog. Alphabetized by author, The Library is constantly updated to include direct links to our reviews. You can also search by categories and tags included at the bottom of each book review post.

  • Is the Books and Biscuits Blog affiliated with any blogger programs?

Yes! As part of our work here at the Books and Biscuits Blog, we are members of the Bethany House Blogger Review program, the Revell Read Blog Tour program, the Tyndale Blog Network, the BookLook Bloggers program, the NetGalley Professional Reader program, the Fiction Guild (HarperCollins), and the Litfuse Blogger program. We are also active on The Book Club Network. However, I am not encouraged or compensated by any person or organization to give a positive review. I personally read and review every book included on the Books and Biscuits blog and all opinions expressed within the reviews are my own.

NetGalley Member Professional ReaderTyndale Blog Network
Join the Flock! Litfuse Publicity Group bloggerRevell ReadsI review for BookLook Bloggers

Recent Posts

Review: The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck – Bethany Turner

Bethany Turner. The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell, 2017.

The fall book release season is already in full swing.  The next few months look to be filled with great novels by fan favorites and some interesting newcomers to the genre.

Ms. Turner makes her debut with The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck.  After Sarah’s marriage with her high school sweetheart ends, she turns to her book club and newfound passion for writing to reestablish her life as an independent woman.  Her hobby soon leads her to become a bestselling author of a trilogy of very steamy romance novels.  However, a life-changing conversation with her best friend leads Sarah to become a Christian.  While attempting to acclimate herself to a new church, Sarah must also decide how to fulfill her contract with her publisher for another book in keeping with her old writing life, which has brought her great wealth and acclaim.  Fortunately, Sarah benefits from the knowledge and experience of her best friend, a young pastor, and others who come to support her on her journey from a lonely, divorced romance writer to a much-loved friend and Christian author.

Told almost entirely from Sarah’s perspective, The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck brings a quirky situation to life.  Readers of contemporary Christian fiction will find this novel to be a unique addition to this fall’s releases.

Overall, I thought that The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck offered a witty and unique perspective to the genre.  The concept of the book is really interesting, as it stands out from quite a few other novels in the field.  However, some aspects of the story come across as being more similar to a character analysis or case study than a well-rounded novel.  Most of the story is written from Sarah’s perspective, which leads many of the other characters to appear very one-dimensional.  Personally, I liked some of the secondary characters much more than the primary ones, even as they felt under-written in this particular story.  Also, I found the author to take up some interesting and unique themes, including what makes for a Christian relationship.  However, the amount of focus on the “sex” question became burdensome, even to the point of impacting the novel’s pacing and this reader’s general interest in the story.

Fans of contemporary Christian fiction may find The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck to be worth checking out.  While I typically feel comfortable recommending Christian fiction to a broad audience of readers, I found the content and themes of this novel to be more appropriate to a more mature audience (at least high school, if not older).  In addition, some Christian readers may find the discussion of “sex” in Christian relationships to be outside the scope of appropriate content for novels by a Christian publisher.  I leave the determination of what is considered appropriate or not up to the individual reader, but I offer this information for general reference.

Special thanks to NetGalley and Revell for the advanced copy of The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck!

Looking for this book? Support the Books and Biscuits blog, while shopping at:
Amazon – The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck

  1. Review: All This Time – Melissa Tagg Leave a reply
  2. Review: Lady Jayne Disappears – Joanna Davidson Politano Comments Off on Review: Lady Jayne Disappears – Joanna Davidson Politano
  3. Review: Christmas at Carnton – Tamera Alexander Comments Off on Review: Christmas at Carnton – Tamera Alexander
  4. Review: On Love’s Gentle Shore – Liz Johnson Comments Off on Review: On Love’s Gentle Shore – Liz Johnson