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Publisher Description

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.

Fiction & Literature
October 29
Howard Books

Customer Reviews

PrayGirl ,

15 Minutes

Is there sequel to this book?

bookjunkie204 ,

Nice read, but...

While it was refreshing to read about something other than the Baxter family in Bloomington, this book was not all I hoped it would be. The message was loud and clear (and reiterated way too many times) - being famous is a “prison cell,” and you should be content to live a life away from the public spotlight. It was ultimately disappointing and frustrating to read about a character who “loves God more than his next breath,” and yet still fell into every trap and pitfall that fame threw his way. The multiple subplots and perspectives from several characters further weakened the plot to the point of eye-rolling predictability. The end of the book was a huge letdown, as nothing was resolved and the consequences of the main character’s decisions were never fully addressed.

Stylingsue ,


Love Karen Kingsbury books. I felt like this story was a little different then her other novels. I didn't really like the way it leaves you hanging at end. I'm hoping for another book to continue the story. I didn't hate it, but not my favorite.

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