Paula Rose Michelson’s Review of Hidden Creek (Running Forward Book 3) by Lynn Hobbs

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Title: A Template for the Christian Life!

The third book and final book in Lynn Hobbs’ Running Forward Saga is a template for how we Christians can handle the joys and sorrows of life when we rely upon the Lord.

Here we meet characters who are not concerned to let others see their joy in Messiah, and this, I believe, was the authors’ purpose in writing the two books that preceded it, for if we don’t see the struggles and experience all that Susan had to deal with this book might seem trite. Instead, having skillfully laid a foundation of pain, abuse, divorce and all that each of these issues entailed and there negative impact on our heroine we would not be able to walk and rejoice with her as she fully lives this life while looking forward to the next, blessed to know that her pain is being used by God to help others as she reaches out to them.

Author, Lynn Hobbs has not given us a ‘Pollyanna’ look at life in this sage. And because there are still issues…battles with sin and self as well as the consequences of poor choices in ‘Hidden Creek’, this is a real and uplifting read, I do recommend. 

About the Author:

Lynn Hobbs

The Texas Association of Authors awarded Lynn Hobbs 1st Place in Religious Fiction in 2013 for Sin, Secrets, and Salvation.
The Texas Association of Authors awarded Lynn Hobbs 1st place in Religious Fiction for 2014 for River Town.
Worldwide Who’s Who awarded Lynn Hobbs “Professional of the Year 2012-2013 in Authorship.” While inclusion in Worldwide Who’s Who is an honor, only a small selection of the 500,000 members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction.
A winner in the 2013 “Fifty Great Writers You Should Be Reading” contest, by The Author’s, Lynn was a finalist in the 2012 contest, a winner in 2013, and interviewed on their national radio program in the Christian category. She is National Novel Writers Month (NaNoWriMo) 2011 winner having completed the task of writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days.Lynn is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, East Texas Christian Writers, Pens: Crosswords Christian Writers, Texas Association of Authors, North East Texas Writers Organization, past treasurer (2011-2012) of East Texas Writers Association. GFWC-Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs- Marshall Chapter, and a Life Time Member of World Wide Who’s Who.

Lynn is a published songwriter and published poet of over twenty years.Her novel, Sin, Secrets, and Salvation debuted January, 2012 as book one of the Christian fiction “Running Forward Series”. Follow Susan Penleighs victory, through scripture, over a shaky marriage. Unequally yoked to a non-Christian husband, Susan Penleigh faces modern family issues.

Book two, River Town, debuted December, 2012, and continues with the main character moving to Texas during the 2011 historic drought and wildfires. From an arrogant boss at a high school, to troubled teens; Susan Penleigh’s actions are a compelling page turner for both men and women. A powerful faith and family saga.

Book three, Hidden Creek, debuted December 19, 2013. Two women, two men, fight the wages of sin. Who heals? Who follows God’s will? Four journeys, four friends; turn the page , let the story begin… Suspense builds as new characters emerge. Unexpected surprises, exciting twists and turns…and lessons learned make Susan’s world come alive. Through many struggles, does Susan’s faith prevail? Will this family ever bond together?

The award-winning Running Forward Series is concluded in Hidden Creek; a morally strong, and inspiring novel. Reader will have a clear understanding of a Christian viewpoint by the actions of Susan Penleigh in each book.

A new novel, and a collection of short stories are works in progress.
Recent first place award winner for short story “The Shoe Fit The Wrong Sister” published April 2012 East Texas Writers Association “The Roughdraft” newsletter. Received second place award winner for short story, “The Song That Changed Everything,” published in May 2012 ETWA “The Roughdraft.” June 2012, for short story. “Escape” published in “Angie’s Diary” a great online magazine. Go to Angie’s, or Lynn’s website and click on “other writings” to read them.

Retired from the Texas Public School system, Mrs. Hobbs was secretary to the high school principal. Lynn Hobbs received her paraprofessional certificate and completed 312 hours of credited workshop hours at Region VII in Kilgore, Tx. for Karnack I.S.D. including training for CTE and Peims Coding, Dropout/Peims Leaver, RSCCC Student Peims, RSCCC Discipline, Peims Student Data, TREx-records exchange, RSCCC Attendance Accounting, Tx. Gradebook Trainers, Para Institute, RSCCC Attendance Letters, Homeless, Peims Edit Plus, Nurses Conference, RSCCC Scheduling, Special Education, PID Enroll Tracking, Excel, Word, Power Point, File management, Peims Discipline Administrator, Windows Vista, Windows XP, CPR, etc.
A native of Houston, she moved to East Texas in 1962. Married; two sons, their spouses, three grandchildren, and one dog complete the family. When not writing, Lynn enjoys reading, church activities, scrap-booking, canning, quilting, and houseplants.
Join her uplifting Christian blog on her website at Lynn may be contacted at She loves hearing from her readers and is available for speaking engagements.
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