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304 pages
Jun 2006
Bethany House Publishers

The Secret Life of Becky Miller

by Sharon Hinck

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Scaling mountains of laundry, dodging skateboards, and hosting a women’s retreat are all in a day’s work for the heroine of Sharon Hinck’s The Secret Life of Becky Miller. On a mission to be the world’s most Wonderful Wife and Marvelous Mom, Becky finds herself a little frayed around the edges when one crisis after another chips away at her self-esteem.

To cope with her hectic life as a stay-at-home mom, Becky escapes Walter-Mitty-style into an imaginary world where she emerges victorious over her foes. Each chapter begins with a dramatic daydream, allowing readers to see into Becky’s mind. When her husband is “downsized” out of his job, Becky’s faith is tested like never before.

Although she longs to finish her degree so she can do Big Things for God, her life seems to be on hold. She refuels with weekly refreshment and laughter through meeting with four other moms in her prayer group. The close bonds of friendship help her weather the storms.

Readers will admire Becky’s zeal for living and passion to have a strong, godly family. She’s not a phony; she struggles with jealousy and impatience like the rest of us, yet her life demonstrates an unwavering rock-solid trust in a mighty God.

Hinck’s debut novel is more than a breezy, fun read. Becky Miller’s inspirational outlook on life is worth emulating. – Heather Ivester, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

Faster Than a Speeding Minivan, Able to Leap Piles of Laundry in a Single Bound...It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Supermom!

Becky Miller is a young mom who wants to do Big Things for God. Her vivid daydreams help her cope with the pressure to be a Wonderful Wife and Marvelous Mother. Yet the tape going through her mind continues to play:

Your mission: support your husband when he loses his job, nurture an eccentric circle of friends, raise perfect Christian children, cook delicious meals in a spotless kitchen, lead the women's ministry at church, and live a life filled with Meaning and Purpose.

How does this supermom react when her grand plans start to fall apart? What will it take for her to turn off the tape and listen to God's voice instead?