Thursday, June 4, 2020

Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway: Made in Hollywood by Michelle Keener


About the Book


Book:  Made in Hollywood
Author: Michelle Keener
Genre:  Christian Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 10, 2020

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.

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My Thoughts:

I absolutely loved and enjoyed Project Hollywood. 

Made in Hollywood follows in its predecessor's footsteps as being both loveable and enjoyable. Noah was a favorite character in the first book as the teasing, protective older brother, so it was great to see him get his chance to be the hero of the story. 

Hannah is definitely a different kind of heroine from Lilly, with her troubled past and all the demons she has to face. Watching her initial crush on her rescuer grow into something strong and real was one of the best parts of the book. 

It was also great to see Lilly and Ben's happy ending continue to evolve even as I was stressing out that Hannah would get past her ghosts, and Noah his old crush (Sorry, Kate, but there's always Chris...). 

I definitely look forward to the next book, but it has a lot to live up to from the high bar the previous two raised. 

I received a copy of this novel from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.

Reviewed by Jes

About the Author


Michelle Keener is a wife, mom, and the author of five 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.

More from Michelle

The Story of a Prodigal Daughter

Made in Hollywood is the sequel to my first Christian romance novel Mission Hollywood. It’s the story of Lily’s brother Noah and his search for love and direction. In the book, Noah meets a young girl who has been through some truly dark and terrible places. She’s been wounded, abused, and she’s lost hope. She’s worried that her past is too much for God to forgive, and that she’s fallen too far and doesn’t deserve God’s grace. She is a prodigal daughter lost on the streets of Hollywood.

One of the reasons I wrote Made in Hollywood (aside from the fact that I just adore Noah) is to be a reminder that God never gives up on us. Just like the story of the Prodigal Son, if we turn back to God, He will run to us and bring us home.

There is no place so dark that God light can’t reach.

There is no sin, no mistake, no circumstance that can separate us from the love of God. His arms are always open to us. His love is unchanging, unending, and unfailing. His amazing grace reaches the lost and restores what was broken. His love binds our wounds and heals our past. What the enemy intended for evil, God will turn to good. It’s a truth Hannah had to learn. It’s a truth I had to learn. And it’s a truth God wants His people to share. God’s love never fails.

I hope you enjoy Made in Hollywood!

Blog Stops

Quiet Quilter, May 31
Artistic Nobody, June 7 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Giveaway


To celebrate her tour, Michelle is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

5 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for reading Made in Hollywood and for sharing this amazing review! I'm working hard on Book 3 right now!

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  2. Great post and I appreciate getting to find out about another great book. Thanks for all you do and for the hard work you put into this. Greatly appreciated!

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  3. This sounds like a terrific read.

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