Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: A Worthy Heart by Sara Beth Williams

Book:  A Worthy Heart

Author: Sara Beth Williams

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

Release date: January 9, 2019


Joel Bennett has always known Serena Hayes as his sister’s gregarious best friend. In the three years since Lacey began college, Serena became a regular houseguest, but lately, she’s absent more than not. When Joel discovers she’s in an abusive relationship, protectiveness from within roars to life.

With only a part-time job to support her and nowhere to go, Serena fears leaving her current relationship would jeopardize her chances of graduating college. After a brutal attack leaves her no choice, she courageously moves out. On her journey toward regaining confidence, self-worth, and independence, Joel falls in beside her, encouraging her. The way he emulates Godly love and compassion draws her close–not just to him, but to the God who can satisfy her longing for love better than any man,

Attraction sizzles between them, but events from their pasts cast shadows of doubt. When the unthinkable happens, can Serena open her heart to a second chance at love, or is she destined to be alone?


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I really enjoy a good Christian Romance novel, so I was excited
to read a new novel by Sara Beth Williams. Also, a new to me 
author which makes a book all the more interesting. 

Serena Hayes is the BEST Friend of Joel Bennett's sister. She has 
been hanging out at the Bennett household often in the last 3 yrs, 
since starting college with Lacey, Joel's sister. Joel becomes concerned
when he notices Serena hasn't been coming by. He is even more 
concerned when he finds out that Serena is in an abusive relationship. 
Serena is scared to leave her abusive relationship as she is almost
done with College and she doesn't want to hinder her chances of 
being a College Graduate. She finally does move on after a brutal
attack in her relationship. Joel goes into "Protective Mode' and comes
along side encouraging her as she finishes College and works her part
time job. Joel actions and encouragement also helps her focus on God 
and how God's LOVE is greater then any other. Joel and Serena are 
growing closer and forming a strong relationship, but both have pasts
that could hinder a wonderful romantic relationship. Will Serena be 
able to overcome her fears and be able to open her heart to someone
new? Will Joel become more then a friend to Serena?? 

I absolutely LOVE this book! The author addresses the topic 
of Abusive Relationship is a sensitive manner. The characters
are really interesting. The Christian aspect can be seen
throughout the book with Scriptures and Godly behavior. I 
literally could not stop reading once I started because each 
chapter was more exciting then the last. FANTASTIC BOOK! 



Sara Beth Williams is a wife, mother of two daughters, and temporary caretaker of a lovable old lady pit and a spunky Pomeranian-Shih Tzu mix. She lives in Northern California. When she’s not held hostage by the keyboard, she enjoys music, teaching, reading and spending time with her family. She is all about connecting with readers! Find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, Bookbub and AllAuthor.


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Can I tell you a secret? When writing a new manuscript, book titles for me either come immediately, or they take years – literally – to develop into something catchy and strong. A Worthy Heart came to me almost immediately. I had no hesitation, because I knew what I wanted the story’s message to be.

Whereas the titles for my first and third book took over a year of going back and forth, with much indecision, A Worthy Heart resonated perfection.

What do you think makes a strong, unique title? I love titles with double meanings. I felt like A Worthy Heart truly captured both the romantic feel of the storyline, and the spiritual message of the storyline simultaneously. And I absolutely love when that happens!

I truly hope you enjoy Joel and Serena’s story, and I hope you can decipher both meanings in the title. More than that, I hope you take those three words to heart, because those three words are exactly what God believes about every single one of you.

Happy reading,

Sara Beth Williams

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To celebrate her tour, Sara is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a paperback copy of A Worthy Heart!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Dianna said... Best Blogger Tips

I like stories about friends who become something more.

Caryl Kane said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderful review, Kendra! Sounds like one not to miss. Thank you for hosting.

Debbie P said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds really good.

megana said... Best Blogger Tips

This cover is so pretty!! Adding to my tbr!

Emma said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like a good story that will make you think!

Bea LaRocca said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the book cover and synopsis, this sounds like a wonderful read. Thank you for sharing your review and the book and author details

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