Made in Hollywood by Michelle Keener – Book Review

Posted March 10, 2020 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews /

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Made in Hollywood by Michelle Keener – Book Review

Made in Hollywood

by Michelle Keener

Series: Red Carpet Romance #2
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Published by Ambassador International
Publication Date March 10, 2020
Genres: Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: California Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 18-24, 25-34
Written for: Adults
Pages: 286


When a pastor's son saves her life, can a prodigal daughter dare to believe in second chances?

Noah Shaw is almost thirty and he still doesn't know what he wants to be when he grows up. Torn between running his business as a limo driver for Hollywood's elite, and feeling called to ministry, he prays for direction. But he never expects that direction to include finding a woman near-death on the front steps of his father's church.

Hannah left her family and her faith when she moved to Hollywood looking for adventure. Instead of finding fame in the movies, she was lured into the life of an exotic dancer. Hopeless and ashamed, suicide seems like her only escape. Until the night Noah saves her life.

The Shaw family welcomes her into their home and gives her a chance to start over. When the shadows of her former life threaten to expose her past, she must choose between running away or fighting for the new life she's built and the man she's grown to love.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.

Also in this series: Mission Hollywood

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I was so touched by this wonderful story! Several moments moved me to tears. Not a sappy Christian romance, it is a deeply moving story of changed lives with a touch of suspense. The writing is compelling and beautiful.

Hannah was a prodigal. She knew the truth but had always rebelled against the things her parents strove to teach her and ended up in a terrible place – left for dead from a drug overdose! Her experiences had humbled her and yet she felt that she could never go home. Her shame over the life she had lived overpowered her. I loved Hannah, though. She was sorry for what she had done and was striving to live well. Her broken heart was full of kindness and she loved to serve! Though she gave her life to the Lord, her growing affection for Noah had her fearful to share her past – she was certain he would turn his back on her if he knew the truth. . .

And, oh, Noah! I loved him in Mission Hollywood and came to love him even more here! Filled with grace and mercy even when he was unsure about his calling, he served the people of the church with his whole heart. I simply adored his reaction to hearing about Hannah’s past – the way he listened and yet didn’t force her to share. He simply accepted her as she was.

When unsavory elements from her past discover where Hannah is, things get interesting! Good versus evil. Faith versus fear. Hannah learned to trust God despite watching her world crumble around her!

This is a story that will stay in my heart for a long time. And I can’t wait to read the next one. Is there hope for Kate to have a happy ending? I’m hoping her story is next!

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About Michelle Keener

Michelle Keener is a wife, mom, and the author of three books. She lives in Southern California with her retired Marine husband, their two children, and one spoiled dog. When she isn’t writing, she is busy homeschooling, teaching creative writing workshops, or baking something involving chocolate.

Michelle loves to hear from readers.

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