Authors Showcase: Julianne by Rebekah Lyn
February 10, 2015
The Book: Julianne
The Author: Rebekah Lyn
The Story: Julianne Finnegan lives in the shadow of her adored but wildly successful brother, Michael. Her professional life is a disaster, she has no sense of herself outside her family, and she can’t face another Monday. A chance encounter with Oliver, a handsome young actor, gives her the courage to leave her job and prove her real potential.
Julianne’s confidence soars as she meets the challenges of revitalizing the failing community theater. The time she spends with Oliver opens her eyes to a certainty she’s never known before, even in her successful brother. But as she starts to open her heart to Oliver, an old crush returns.
Gavin, a famous movie director, has been Michael’s best friend for years and loved her as a little sister. The excitement and passion Julianne has developed for the theater shocks him into realizing she is a child no longer, but a beautiful talented woman who has captured his heart.
Julianne is faced with some difficult choices. Will she choose glitz or a steadfast love?
About Rebekah Lyn:
Rebekah is a Christian with a heart for new beginnings. She is a sandal loving Florida native and a graduate of Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Fl. A love of history, research and journaling led naturally to a passion for writing. She enjoys travel and has traveled extensively across the United States and Canada as well as Europe and the Caribbean.
Her reading taste run from the classics to light fiction. When she is not working or writing, she enjoys cooking, baking and sharing recipes on her blog http://rebekahlynskitchen.wordpress.com and encouraging other authors through her website, http://rebekahlynbooks.com.
Her current work includes two series, Seasons of Faith, a contemporary inspirational series of four novels set in downtown Orlando, Florida. Summer Storms and Winter’s End, books one and two in the series are currently available with books three and four due to be released in 2015. The second series is The Coastal Chronicles a group of stand alone novels that celebrate the uniqueness of small coastal communities. Julianne the first book in the series is an inspirational romance set on the coast of North Carolina. Her award winning book, Jessie, the most recent release in the Chronicles is a coming of age novel set in coastal Florida during the early days of the United States space program and the race to the moon.
Review by Amazon Customer:
In this novel we get to follow Julianne Finnegan down her path from a frustrated telemarketer at Summerville Resorts to a successful entertainment publicist at Garner House. She met Oliver Nordstrom by chance when taking a leisurely stroll through the park.
He introduced her to Cameron Wellington who ran Garner House – a rundown community theater. Julianne was educated and had dreamed of being a public relations director for the entertainment industry. Meeting Cameron led to a dream come true.
She had a crush, since childhood, on her brother’s friend Gavin Weston, who only saw her as a “little sis” until he read her proposal for Garner House. This is when he finally saw her as an intelligent, beautiful young lady.
Also on her journey, Julianne met Peter Raphael who was enthralled with the fact that she actually saw what he meant to portray in his paintings. Julianne fell in love with one of these men, but you will have to read Rebekah Lyn’s book to see which!
Believe me, it will be worth the read!
Review by Beth H.:
Rebekah Lyn has a beautiful voice in each of her stories. Her latest, Julianne, is an excellent exploration of the conflict that young professionals experience in contemporary society. They fall into many traps when dating and finding careers. Julianne illustrates how we take many wrong turns in life, but can find our way through love, trust, and spirituality.
This Christian romance novel by the author of Summer Storms contains characters that are clearly defined and relevant to the storyline and a plot that is romantic without being sappy. The references to Christianity are not preachy, but instead show the effects of sound decision-making and personal choices that young adults create in their lives, making this novel appealing to all readers, from YA up to older generations of adults.