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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Book Review and Giveaway - Bobby’s Girls: A Novel Author: John R. Price On Tour with Celebrate Lit

About the Book

Book: Bobby’s Girls: A Novel

Author: John R. Price

Genre: Christian Fiction

Release date: August 6, 2022 (New Cover)

Having grown up on their own show in Hollywood, Christian sister-and-brother actors Staci and Mike Whitaker have now married and raised their own families out of the limelight. Life away from Hollywood’s glamour has given them new perspectives on family and culture.

Fate reboots their old show and summons Staci, and Mike’s wife Celeste, to a fresh chance at entertaining modern families. After much discussion, they carefully accept. But when the show goes horribly awry, Staci, Celeste, and even Mike find themselves sorely tempted and even tricked into violating their most cherished ideals.

How will they find their way back, when all around them seems aimed towards darkness?


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About the Author

John R. Price is a Christian, loving husband, college teacher, and writer in Central Arkansas. For over 40 years, he has loved watching classic television and following the entertainment industry as a hobby. He also enjoys studying Christian apologetics. He is married to Anna, his wife, who helped edit his first Christian novel, “Bobby Girls: A Novel.”


More from John

I wrote the book as a Christian response to a well-known actor starring in a popular television show reboot. I thought the topic would be an interesting fictional exploration what actors and fans should consider when a TV show seems to compromise an actor’s values.


I chose the Dallas metroplex as the main setting because I have visited the area several times. As a child in the early 1980s, I remember watching two Dallas TV stations on cable TV.

My Thoughts

Bobby’s Girls is a Christian Fiction story that is written by John R. Price. There’s been a lot of focus lately in the news of actors and actresses who have shared their faith. I liked how this story was based on that. There is a lot of fame and temptation as a celebrity. There’s pressure to make a lot of money with each movie or show. The Bible tells us not to put our hopes in money. That our hope needs to be in Jesus. 

After being out of the limelight for awhile child actors brother and sister duo- Staci and Mike Whitaker have lived a quiet non Hollywood life. They’ve gotten married and raised a family. However their old show is about to be rebooted. (This gave me all the Full house feels) Staci, Mike, and Mike’s wife, Celeste agree to the reboot but don’t want to compromise their Christian values. However when production starts how do you explain to your children the words that are being shown on tv was just an act? What the show is requiring of the characters has some questioning Staci, Celeste and Mike’s faith. 

I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was an accurate portrayal of how Christianity changes how we view what we watch and hear. I thought this was a great story. It’s well written with great character development. 

Thank you to the author, publisher and Celebrate Lit for allowing me to read a copy of this story. All thoughts are my own. 

Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, August 10

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, August 11 (Author Interview)

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, August 11

Inklings and notions, August 12

Adventures of a Travelers Wife, August 13 (Author Interview

deb’s Book Review, August 14

Locks, Hooks and Books, August 15

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, August 16

Through the Fire Blogs, August 17 (Author Interview)

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, August 18

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, August 19

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, August 20

Guild Master, August 21

Artistic Nobody, August 22

Blossoms and Blessings, August 23 (Author Interview)

Pause for Tales, August 23


To celebrate his tour, John is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon Gift Card and a copy of the book!!

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


  1. John, Bobby's Girls sounds like a fascinating read and I am looking forward to reading it!

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting!

    Thanks for sharing Bobby's Girls with me and have a wonderful day!

  2. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

  3. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Bobby’s Girls: A Novel, this sounds like a great read and I am looking forward to it