Heart of Petra (Breaking Bonds #2)
She longed for adventure…the safe kind.
Twenty-year-old Leah Petra Jones calls out to God for an adventure, something more than life as the dutiful daughter of a worship pastor.
Only, in a church filled with secrets, adventure already waits.
At first sign of risk she reneges—but it’s too late. A handsome intern pastor helps the church transition right into a scheme where
Woah, I’m still trying to adjust my mind to what I just read. This book has to be one of the most honest novels written by a Christian. I mean, a novel on lukewarm Christians and the problems that occur at churches? Who writes about that in this genre anymore, right?
I sent a message to the author expressing my willingness to read her book and I’m so glad I did. And I’m so glad I read this novel. I don’t want to discuss th ...more
Holy crap. Holy crap. What did I just read?! Never in my life did I imagine….
Okay, let me just chill out for a sec here. Wow. What a read. This is the first Christian fiction book I’ve ever read (yes, ever), and the last thing I imagined is for the things that happened to happen. I finished the rest of it last night at, like, 4am. Hilarey Johnson, I believe you owe me some sleep. Thanks.
Okay, but really. This book was a solid 3-4 stars for me towards the beginning. Mostly because it was unevent ...more
At the time, someone had shared a video with me about girls who had chosen to let their parents, their father specifically, choose a husband for them.
My children were still home-schooled and we ...more
One of the themes (for lack of a better word) in my life over the past month or so is seeking, encountering, and knowing God, so I’m not surprised I identified so much with Leah Petra Jones, the main character in this suspense novel by Hilarey Johnson.
Like all good formerly-homeschooled girls, Leah lives and works at home, under her father’s spiritual covering, waiting for a husband. Even though she leads worship with her parents, she f ...more
As with Sparrow from Sovereign Ground, Johnson has created in Petra a fascinating, unique character, and yet she's a girl I could still relate to. Through her eyes, Heart of Petra takes us on a suspenseful, page-turning journey of a Church community losing its way, and how Petra, in the midst of it, struggle ...more
The author does a fine job of describing how a Preacher’s Kid might react to the hypocrisy of a preacher’s public image vs. his behavior in private life. (Although Leah is actually calmer than many PKs in real life.) And the Christianity preached at the church is certai ...more
I'm already eagerly awaiting the next ...more