BOOK REVIEW: LU. BY BETH TROY.

Author: Beth Troy

Title: Lu.

Genre: Christian Fiction/ Women’s Fiction

Publication date: 12 June,2017

Publisher: Kingsbury Publishing, LLC

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Book blurb

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.

My Review

Lu. by Beth Troy is the first book of hers I am reading and hopefully, it won’t be the last.


What caught my attention immediately I started the book was the POV (point of view). It was written in first person narrative. It felt comfortable for me.


Beth Troy is a unique author. Her descriptive prowess didn’t escape my attention.


Lu’s story is one that I could grasp. I felt all kinds of emotions reading the book.

I had lots of favourite characters but Grandma Pat has a large share in my love.


There are lots of themes in this book but the theme largely portrayed is theme of family. Family is where you run to when things are good or bad.


“…We can only find our worth in God“. I love that quote from pastor Jackson.

Theme of redemption and choices were navigated here. I can’t wait to read Louisa coming soon this August hopefully. I need to know what happened after the last chapter. I couldn’t decide if I was team Jackson or Team John. I need more!

You need to read this book to understand why I am mumbling over my words. Lu. isn’t your average book. It is a book on its own.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. Opinions expressed in this review are mine.

About the author

I’m Beth Troy, and this is my first book. I live in the Midwest with my husband and three boys, and you can read more about my writing and life on my blog at http://www.bethtroy.com.

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