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Fifteen Minutes: A Novel
 
 

Fifteen Minutes: A Novel [Kindle Edition]

Karen Kingsbury
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Pressestimmen

“Inspirational fiction superstar Kingsbury considers the cost of fame [in] a tale that is sure to cause tears” (Publishers Weekly)

"Bestselling author Kingsbury (The Chance, 2013) drives straight to the heart of her characters as always in this
excellent tale of desire and faith, digging beneath the surface of her plot to fuel an emotionally driven story set within the exciting world of reality TV." (Booklist)

"Kingsbury has produced a new riveting page-turner of relatable characters and situations and the best ways to hang on to our faith in a world that no longer sees its value." (CBA Retailers + Resources)

"Christian novelist Kingsbury offers a faith-based look at an American Idol–style show and the inherent spiritual risks placed upon the contestants." (Kirkus Reviews)

Kurzbeschreibung

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury, known for her “signature mix of melodrama, formula, and genuine emotional punch” (Publishers Weekly), a dramatic story about character, compromise, and the cost of having it all.

Zack Dylan has a dream. He wants to sing on the biggest stages, for the biggest crowds, and he’ll do whatever it takes to make it come true. But Zack also made a promise to his college sweetheart when he left Kentucky to compete on the popular TV show Fifteen Minutes: If he made it, nothing would change him or his faith in God.

Overnight, Zack becomes the nation’s most popular contestant, a country singer comparable to a young Tim McGraw. As his star rises, Zack is often asked to compromise and quiet his beliefs. Just as he’s on the verge of winning it all, his choices lead him to the brink of personal disaster. Meanwhile, a former Fifteen Minutes winner is searching for meaning amidst her own private losses. Can she warn Zack about the real price of fame? Or will Zack lose everything he loves for his fifteen minutes of glory?

From America’s favorite inspirational novelist, Fifteen Minutes explores the cost of fame and celebrity set against the backdrop of America’s favorite singing competition.

Produktinformation

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 3277 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 382 Seiten
  • ISBN-Quelle für Seitenzahl: 147113136X
  • Verlag: Howard Books; Auflage: Reprint (29. Oktober 2013)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B00A25FBES
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Nicht aktiviert
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  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: #215.915 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop (Siehe Top 100 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop)

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Great novel about chances and risks of success 26. Januar 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verifizierter Kauf
Die Höhen und Tiefen eines Christenlebens haben mich wieder sehr angesprochen....ich liebe die Bücher von Karen Kingsbury! Diesmal taucht sie mit uns in die Risiken und Nebenwirkungen von Erfolg ein.
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2.0 von 5 Sternen I'm done with Kingsbury 29. Oktober 2013
Von baseballblondie - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Zack Dylan can sing and sing well. When he seizes an opportunity to audition for the hit show, Fifteen Minutes, he takes it. He is determined that he can win and save his family's horse farm. Despite misgivings from those who love him - his family and girlfriend - they do offer him their support. Zack is determined to live out his Christian faith in front of the cameras. But when the producers keep trying to push him towards another contestant and to silence his outspokenness of his faith, will he let it happen? Will a taste of fame cause him to lose sight of who he is?

What can I say about this book? True to classic Karen Kingsbury style, she has written a story that will engross her readers. But like her last several books, this one also deals with fame and fortune. I miss the days when she would write stories that had me in tears. Stories that changed lives. I'm not saying that for some people that this book may be life-changing. I'm saying that for me, the story seemed the same as several of her other books. Just change the names and the settings.

Things I liked about this book -
1. The realness of Chandra, one of the judges.
2. Seeing one of the other judges, Kelly, realize the direction her life was taking.
3. Reese - Zack's girlfriend.

Things I didn't like about this book -
1. That Zack found the little things ok to compromise on. For me it made him seem like he was conforming.
2. The entire storyline of seeking fame. Yeah that didn't sit well with me. It seems that she's been so focused in her last several books in talking about the Hollywood lifestyle that I feel she's lost a connection with her readers.
3. I'm not a fan of the singing shows, so I don't know if this really happens or not. But I found that the scenes set on the show were harsh to the contestants and to the readers. It was like the judges/producers didn't care that they'd just crushed someone's dreams.

I had little to no expectations for this book when I started it. So in that aspect, I wasn't disappointed. But I was disappointed in the fact that this book didn't feel as deep as her others. It felt very much like a formula. I'm sure that there will be readers who love this book and it will be the best one they've ever read. I'm not one of them. I'm sorry.

As a longtime fan of Karen's, I'm sorry, but I'm done. I'll reread the ones of hers I've loved over the years, but I will not read her new releases anymore.

I received the Kindle version of this book for free from Howard Books via NetGalley for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not required to like the book or to write a positive review, just to give my honest opinion.

Recommended to (I don't have a problem recommending Karen's books) fans of contemporary fiction, Karen Kingsbury, Katie Ganshert, JoAnne Bischof

Rating - 2 stars. I debated about this a lot. I went back and forth in my head. It's not a 3 star. It's more of a 2.5 star.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Rewriting 6. November 2013
Von sued - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
The last several books starting with the actor son in the Baxters and then the above the line series it has all become fame and fortune with Karen. This book is almost a rewrite of what Brandon went through in the Bailey series. I loved Karen's book in the beginning and wish she would get back to that way of writing. Real life issues. Not fame and fortune. It is like the fame has went to Karen's head and that's all she knows now. I want books that will inspire me. Give me hope. I know that some knight in shining armor that is rich and famous is going to come and rescue me from all the financial problems I have had lately unless Karen wants to do what she writes about and come rescue me. Please Karen come back to earth and write your down to earth life changing novels not things that are out of reach for the people who read your books that struggle every day.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen THE STRUGGLE FOR FAME...AGAIN! 15. November 2013
Von Nana - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
I couldn't get past the first two chapters. I thought, here we go again. It's all about fame and fortune and it seems like a repeat of earlier books that I didn't enjoy. What a shame that an author as talented should waste this much time on a worthless subject. Maybe someone is getting good out of this type. There are a lot of choices out there in Christian fiction. I will be reading other books. Sorry
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5.0 von 5 Sternen KAREN KINGSBURY'S FIFTEEN MINUTES: A QUICK LOOK 29. Oktober 2013
Von the GreatReads! - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
How do you handle your faith if it clashes with your ambition, or for that matter, if your ambition clashes with your faith? New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury seems to be posing this big question in her latest offering Fifteen Minutes, which takes a hard look at pop culture and its inherent physical and spiritual perils.

Zach Dylan is a young man with many loves in his life: his Christian faith, his family, his girlfriend Reese, his farm, his horses, and country music. He's leading a happy life until a financial crisis looms threatening the foreclosure of a family farm. And to add to the family's worry is a sister with Down Syndromes who needs constant medical care. Zack wants to help but there was so little he could do.

When the opportunity to audition for the popular television show Fifteen Minutes came, Zack, a talented singer with the voice and looks of a young Elvis believes that it will solve all his problems. His grandfather tried to dissuade him but in vain. His girlfriend Reese Weatherly initially was apprehensive but believes that Zack stands a good chance of winning and supported him wholeheartedly.

Before leaving home Zack promises Reese nothing would ever change and he will be staying true to her and his faith. Soon Zack became an overnight sensation. During the early days Zack keeps on talking about his family, Reese and his faith but soon he was forced to compromise and the values he cherished so much for so long were sacrificed at the altar of his misplaced priorities. When Fifteen Minutes airs its opening episode that shows Zack and a female contestant Zoey Davis in a dark hallway and kissing - and the media labeling them Romeo and Juliet, a shell-shocked Reese knew it was time to make hard choices.

Chandra Olson and Kelly Morgan are two of the judges in the show. Watching Zack's life spiraling out of control, they are determined not to let him walk the path they had walked, which cost them both dearly. But how will they convince Zack to avoid the traps they fell into? Can Zack reclaim his past, his faith, his family, his values and his Reese or has he gone too far for the damages to be repaired?

Though the ending is a bit of a surprise, it is an appropriate finish to a story that many readers will love to read over and over again. Fifteen Minutes by Karen Kingsbury is a warning that there is a price to be paid for everything while calling on every one to stay true to their values. It is a fascinating contemporary fiction that will leave fans clamoring for more!
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3.0 von 5 Sternen The pitfalls of fame ... again 22. November 2013
Von Ruth Adamson - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
If I had never read one of Karen Kingsbury's books, I would have rated Fifteen Minutes 4 stars. But I have and it's getting 3 stars because she's been writing a lot of books lately about the pitfalls of fame. Don't get me wrong, she's a great writer, I'm just ready for a different plot.
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