About the Book
This novel is unexpected and revelatory, an example of what Christian fiction can be and do – Bookworlder
In a debut novel readers are calling “true to life,” “captivating,” and “cleverly written,” author Beth Troy takes on the story of Lu Sokolowski and her life upended. Lu’s plans have turned sideways, taking her back to the family and town she always planned to leave.
Lu is a modern woman’s honest journey to faith, that unapologetically addresses:
- The big questions women ask about their beliefs.
- The struggles women face in creating a fulfilling life.
- The complexity of family relationships.
- The tension between hope and reality.
Lu. by Beth Troy is one of the best debut novels I’ve ever read. In turns witty and sincere, snarky and heartfelt, it is a study in brokenness and redemption. – Reading is my SuperPower
Lu is a story for readers looking for real growth in relatable characters who aren’t afraid to ask real questions. It’s for women who want to experience the full spectrum of who they are and what they believe. It’s for women who want a story about how faith integrates into the whole life of a woman. You will want to share this story with a friend – after you read it again yourself.
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In My Opinion
I often feel like Christians (especially those who grew up in the church and surround themselves with other Christians) forget what life was like before Jesus. But Beth Troy reminds of that in her debut novel. And what an unforgettable story this is.
Lu is struggling. In her personal life. In her career. And with where she stands spiritually. When she comes home to her family after discovering her boyfriend cheated on her. And once in Dunlap’s Creek, she is challenged in ways she couldn’t imagine.
The first-person point of view works well for this story because it is 100% about Lu and her journey to trust in Jesus. The dialogue is excellently written, the characters are raw and real and human, and the story is engaging. Lu is not about the perfect Christian who has a blip in her road. It’s about the true digging into and wrestling with the decision, it’s about family and friendships, and so much more.
And the best news? A sequel is coming your way soon.
I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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