Book Review: ‘Something To Believe In’ (Katie Parker Productions, Book 4) by Jenny B. Jones

When tragedy follows Katie to college, she’ll face the test of a lifetime. 
Katie Parker never dreamed she’d make it to college. But here she is, a freshman, ready to take on cafeteria food, play auditions, and pretending she’s read that ancient novel for English Lit. Already filled with angst over saying goodbye to her family, Katie is so not okay to learn an unexpected  housing change lands her in the honors dorm. Especially when one of Katie’s nerdy new roommates decides to major in making Katie’s life completely miserable. 
To escape the dorm room drama, Katie needs her boyfriend Tate more than ever. But when he gives all his attention to his fraternity, their relationship begins to quickly unravel. She wonders if they’re going to survive this first year of college. Or if she even wants them to. 
As tragedy rocks her family, Katie finds herself drowning in grief and losing her grip on academic life. When ex-boyfriend Charlie Benson unexpectedly calls, Katie will cling to an old trusted friendship…that might become something more. As her life implodes, will Katie walk away from college and step back into the arms of the one who got away?

Book One: In Between
Book Two: On the Loose
Book Three: The Big Picture
Book Four: Something to Believe In
Book Five: Can’t Let You Go
Book Six: Forever Your Girl (Coming Soon)
About Jenny:
Jenny was born and raised in Arkansas, growing up with a love to read and create stories. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English, a Masters in Teaching, and a Masters of Library and Information Studies. She sold her first book, In Between, in 2005, and has gone on to write young adult, new adult, romance, and YA. She’s been a RITA finalist, a Christy finalist, an RT Top Pick, RT Reviewer’s Choice nominee, and has won four Carol Awards.
Jenny has spent nearly twenty years in the education field, teaching English, drama, creative writing, and speech. She previously served as a library media specialist where she pushed books like a dealer all day. When she’s not writing, Jenny loves to travel, watch movies, spend time with her family, and obsessively decorate and redecorate her house.
She’s currently working on the Enchanted Events series, romantic comedy cozy mystery set in a fictional town near Bentonville, Arkansas. Just like Bentonville, Sugar Creek is a little bit Mayberry and a little bit Los Angeles, where you can spend a Friday night on the hometown square listening to some Bluegrass then spot a Hollywood actor at your favorite restaurant the following day.
Jenny loves connecting with her readers. Visit her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or send her an email.
My Rating: 5 Stars!
‘All my life, I’ve been the recipient of people’s pity.’

Jenny B. Jones takes us back to her Katie Parker series with this addition. I read this series years ago and loved it. Although it’s designated as Young Adult, it’s really good and totally interesting to this old lady. (smile) Jones’ trademark humor and ability to delve into serious life situations are more than evident here and this one packs a huge emotional wallop.

‘Some of the best things are on the other side of fear.’

Katie Parker is a newly minted freshman at college an hour away from In Between, where she lives with her adoptive parents, James and Millie Scott, whom she dearly loves. She soon finds out that her dorm is not available and she’s been assigned to the honors dorm with two roommates she doesn’t much care for and one that is really iffy as far as getting along is concerned. I mean, the gal is totally unable to relate to a human being at all. Then there’s Katie’s relationship with Tate, her boyfriend, or maybe her non-relationship with him, as she barely sees him, despite the fact they go to the same college. Then a situation arises that throws her totally into disarray mentally and Katie worries she can’t cope or even want to cope. And there is Maxine! Boy, do I love that woman! She makes every book she is in just totally pop! What a character.

‘Shame is a nasty foe, and it wants nothing more for you to shove it in the back of your closet.’

Jones never disappoints me when I read her books. Never. One I’ve read three times. And will read yet another time. And another. If I live long enough. Her ability to charm us with her wit, then turn around and delve into our hearts is one thing I love about her writing. I can’t wait for the next one in this series. I recommend this book!

*My thanks to the author for a preview copy of this book. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own.
Publisher: Sweet Pea Productions
Publication Date: April 22, 2020
Buy it here:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.