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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Book Review and Giveaway - A Worthy Heart Author: Sara Beth Williams On Tour with Celebrate Lit


About the Book

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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About the Author

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.


More from Sara Beth

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

My Thoughts

A Worthy Heart By: Sara Beth Williams is a Christian Contemporary Romance. This is the second book that I have read by this author. One of the things that I have come to love about this author is the way she writes her characters. Both books that I have read have contained flawed, real feeling characters. I love when we can read about characters that we relate to. In this book we see Joel Bennett and Serena Hayes. Serena has been the best friend of Joel's sister. Joel is used to seeing her around. However, as time goes on, Serena becomes less and less of a visitor at the Bennett household. It turns out that Serena is in a abusive relationship. Joel's instincts kick in to protect and save Serena. Serena is a college student who is working part time. She is worried about leaving the relationship even if it is toxic. I love that while she knows the relationship is bad - she turns to the Lord for guidance. The Bible tells us in 1 Peter 5:7 "Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you." This verse shows exactly what Serena did. Joel tries to help her - and there is a bit of suspense while  he is helping her get out of the toxicness. Watching their relationship unfold is fun. This is the second book in the author's A Second Chance series. I have read book one - but this can be read as a stand alone. Lacey's story is in the first book -  but the author does a great job building the foundation for the characters. I look forward to read more by this author. 

I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit Blogging Program. All thoughts are my own. 

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By The Book, February 14 (Author Interview)

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, February 14

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Happily Managing a House of Boys, February 16

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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.

Tour Reminders


  1. Wonderful review, Connie! Sara is a new author for me. Thank you for hosting.

  2. Terrific review! I love that Serena turned to God for guidance about her relationship.

  3. This sounds like a really good book.