What are readers saying?
Below are just some of the messages we have received from teens, singles, parents, & leaders. (Also, check out videos from readers on our YouTube page.) If you would like to submit your own review, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you!
It was so inspiring!
Mikaela, age 14
I read all 3 in less than 24 hours...
Emily, Amazon review
Literally the first few paragraphs of chapter one nearly brought me to tears because that is exactly how i’ve been feeling lately. This book was perfect for me and you don’t know how much i appreciate you giving me it. :) It’s really encouraged me to get closer to God, because i know i’ve been falling away lately. So thanks again for the books! :D
Kendall, age 16
I finished this book in 3 days, I could not put the book down. It intrigued me so much to realize I am not the only girl who probably goes through this stuff, and I can tell you from the bottom of my heart that I am 100% Julia.
Kayla, book club
Waiting for Mr Right is one of the best books I’ve read! I started to read it, and I couldn’t put it down! I almost stayed up all night reading it! I absolutely loved it! It is such a good, encouraging book...It really encourages you to wait for God’s best...It is definitely a must read!!! I can’t wait to read the next book!
C.S., age 15
Yesterday on the beach I finished reading Waiting for Mr.Right and was completely blown away!! I really enjoyed the mother and daughter talk that Julia had with her mother. It expressed some things that I have been feeling for a while, but could not express in words or on paper. About how we search and search for something to fill the empty space inside when God created that feeling so that He alone could fill it. I really learned from it, and will continue to read over passages while I search for my Mr. Right, the man God has created especially for me!! Thank you so much!!
Linda, age 18
The Mr. Right series was so easy for me to relate to; a lot of the things that Julia faced mentally, emotionally, and spiritually are things I am facing in my own life. And I have a lot of friends struggling with some of the same things, so I am now referring the books to them! I absolutely loved Julia and how strong she was...I really admire Julia for her courage and the fact that she always turned to God. The series definitely inspired me...I definitely recommend Mr. Right to all my friends, and any girl struggling. Even if you think you won’t relate to Julia and what she struggles with, there’s something in there for every young woman of God. Stay strong girls, and never give up on your God, because He’s got so much for you! Tori, age 18
I finished Waiting for Mr. Right in only two days. I was hooked! I also remembered the night I bought the book, that Lisa Raftery shared how she found her very own "Mr. Right," and it inspired me. Last summer, I was in a relationship that I wasn't too pleased with. I didn't know how to get out. After reading Waiting for Mr. Right, I realized how close I was to reaching the same point that Julia did. I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve, but I think this book will help me learn how to guard my heart. Also, I really would love to read the rest of the series! :)
Beth, age 16
I really enjoyed reading Waiting for Mr. Right. Since I have made the commitment to wait for my Mr. Right, this book really encouraged me to keep on going. In this day and age it can be hard to wait for the one God has for us. By seeing the consequences Julia had to suffer with reminded me that I am doing the right thing by saving my whole heart for the one God has for me and him only. This book also helps you see that even if you have messed up in the past, God will forgive you and love you just as much as He did before. I like how Waiting for Mr. Right tells us to run to God and seek him as our first love always.
Kristie, age 16
Reading this book really helped me understand the importance of waiting for my own Mr. Right. It explains what to do in situations where you could compromise what you believe. The fact that Julia understood what it felt like to be alone after a break up, really helped me to relate. The tools that she used, I have now put into my own life. I’ve been journaling to God just as Julia did in the book. It’s helped me become closer to God, realizing that God is my first love; He is able to help me to say no to compromise, guiding me along in life, loving me more than anyone can. I don’t need a boy to make me happy!
T.B., age 15
Once I started reading “Waiting for Mr. Right” and seeing how Julia was, I could really start relating to myself. However, I’m going off to college this upcoming fall, and this book gave me somewhat of a reality check. I’ll probably meet a lot of different boys, and I have to make sure not to settle for anyone. I think girls should definitely read this book series, if i can relate, I’m pretty sure a lot of other girls can too. I’m waiting for my husband, and I’m excited for what God has for me! I think this book was perfect for me. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series :)
Mary, age 18
These books have inspired me to have patience and wait for my Mr. Right...I lent these books to some of my friends and they loved them! They were addicted to it within the first day. I am so thankful for these books and the way they teach young teenagers (like me) about relationships. I learned so much, and I’m really excited for the third book.
Breigha, age 15
I think the book is really good because it is written like a novel, and the English is not difficult to read because some English books are quite difficult to read if you think the language is difficult. But this book was easy to read and has really good teaching in it. I feel I can identify myself in the story, and I could even identify some of my close friends in it too. So I really like the book because it inspired me. And now I’m looking forward to reading Meeting Mr Right.
Caroline, age 17, Sweden
...This book stressed the value of “waiting for Mr. Right”, by using the common christian freshmen’s experience. I loved it and can’t wait to read the next book.
Eden, age 19
I think every girl should read it. It is certainly an eye opener and a good book to recommend to my friends. Thanks…!
A.G., age 14
The Mr. Right series has really showed me how important it is to wait for the man God has for me. He knows everything and only wants the best for me. That is why I shouldn’t settle for less. He is writing my love story. I just have to pray and wait, knowing that he has the perfect plan for my life.
Adriana, age 15
I just finished reading the book, and throughout my time reading I could not stop crying. I could relate with the main character, Julia. I am a Christian who is in my 30’s, I grew up in church, and for the last couple of years I have been going through a similar situation as your character. Due to compromising my faith and my life, lately I have felt like I was dying inside and I was losing my hope and my dreams because of what I have been going through. In the last couple of weeks, I’ve been praying to God to show me how to get out of the situation I was in, help me get back to the dreams He has placed on my heart and get back to being “Me”. He has been answering my prayers and I’ve been slowing getting back to “me.” However, your book seemed to top it off. I felt like God was speaking to me through your book with love and showing me why I was in the place that I was...I have come to the revelation that even though I am a Christian and I grew up and go to church, I have never had God as my first love. I kept getting myself hurt by other people and by my own actions, because I would do things in ways I thought was best, by people-pleasing, compromising, and by being impatient believing that I am missing out on something. After reading the book, I repented of my actions, re-dedicated my life back to God and decided to put him first. I look forward to the rest of the series.
I don’t remember the last time I enjoyed reading a book this much! I am not one for reading romance novels, but this book had my attention until I was finished reading the last page. This book is wonderful for single women, especially Christian teenagers that are curious about dating. The book contains so much truth. As a single woman in my 20’s I related to many of the pressures and trials of the main character, Julia. I am grateful to Mrs. Barbara Precourt for writing this book; it truly has given me understanding as well as enjoyment! Thank you!
Annie Schubert, 20's
A MUST READ!! I absolutely loved this book! I’m 22 years old and this book helped me because it is a training tool for me. I’ve never had a boyfriend so I related somewhat to the character and I felt the same way she did. It also helped me so that I won’t compromise like she did when I do get a boyfriend. It shows girls the consequences of compromising what you believe for what you want. It has helped me to be more patient while waiting for the man that God has for me.
Shannon Strader, 22
The Mr. Right series of books has been a tremendous blessing and source of encouragement and hope in my life. At 28 years of age, my peers would look at me like something was wrong with me because I didn’t have a guy in my life. I had begun to wonder the same thing myself. What WAS wrong with me? Why weren’t guys interested in me? Would I ever experience that kind of love? I felt alone and unwanted. Reading these books has helped me to see that I am not alone. I have begun to recognize potentially dangerous patterns in my life that would try to steal my God-given promises. This series has taught me that my singleness does not lessen my value in any way and has shown me that God desires great things for me. He has a wonderful man out there that he has chosen just for me and now I have been encouraged to settle for nothing less!
Amanda Harris, 28
These books are a must read for any young woman waiting for their Mr. Right. It not only teaches young women that they need to be on their guard against the Mr. Wrongs but it teaches them to trust and depend on God to show them their Mr. Right in his timing. Encouraging reading for anyone whether you already have your Mr. Right or are still waiting!! Amanda Strader, college student
Waiting for Mr. Right is so engaging, it pulled me in from the start. I am going to get this book out to as many girls as I can!! It does an amazing job of showing the importance of waiting for ‘the one.’ So many girls think they can date around like Hollywood shows us and it is all fun and games. When in reality, just like the main character Julia, it only leaves girls broken and full of regret. Christian girls who feel like they are missing out on the whole dating scene will read this, and by the end, they will realize that they are not missing a thing. There is such a reward when you wait for the ‘Mr. Right’ in your life. If girls get a hold of this book and discover it for themselves, I think we will have a generation of girls saving themselves instead of giving themselves away.
Alyssa Shull, Founder of ‘The Pink Lid’ Purity Conference and Host of Skunks TV
As a parent of a 16-year-old daughter, I felt that the story line was helpful in showing my daughter pitfalls that you can encounter as you get older. Although Julia was in college, I did not feel that the content was too mature for my high schooler. I felt that the author did a great job steering Julia always back to God, and helping her see that her parents are always there for her and a support when needed. I think as parents we try to communicate the things that can happen in life, and desiring for our children to learn by watching others. I think that Julia’s life was a good example of what can happen, and it was very realistic. I felt that for my daughter, it was a timely read, and she could relate to Julia in certain situations. This was a great tool, and I would highly recommend it to parents who are trying to reach their teen girls, especially the more independent, spirited ones.
Krista Cobb, parent
Waiting for Mr Right is a must read for every Christian teenager, mother and youth worker! The book is so easy to read and teenage girls have told me the same… I couldn’t put the book down even though I am 31 years old… As a youth leader, it gave me so much insight and understanding, and I also felt that it prepared me for being the mother of a teenager in a few years. I will definitely give those books to my daughter to read in due time, and I will recommend it to every teenage girl and mother that I come in contact with.
Elisabeth Hörnqvist, Parent and Youth Leader, Sweden
This book chronicles the charming tale of an adolescent woman’s emergence into adulthood. The trials that Julia encounters throughout her journey spotlight many of the issues that teenagers face. This book provides young women with appropriate role models and problem-solving strategies for dealing with those issues. Additionally, parents can use Julia’s life struggles to initiate meaningful, non-threatening conversations with their daughters concerning their own lives. I highly recommend this book to both young women and parents alike. Enjoy!
Melissa Hurst, P.sy.D.
Doctor of Clinical Psychology
This novel is a must read for all teenage girls. Most teens grapple with issues regarding dating and getting emotionally and physically involved with the opposite sex. Through the main character, teenagers can relate to struggles that are very similar to their own, yet learn from Julia’s mistakes. They also gain insights for making a right choice when their feelings are going in the wrong direction! I loved how Julia daily journaled to God, expressing all her frustrations and questions. It caused my teenager to desire a journal to do the same! It’s been exciting to hear my daughter talk about what Julia did or didn’t do. It has encouraged my teenager to wait for Mr. Right. Thank you for writing such an amazing book!
Pastor Tracy Boyd, Life Christian Church
Waiting for Mr. Right was a fantastic read! The storyline held me from start to finish – I honestly could not put the book down! As a parent of a teenage daughter, I was relieved to have this book and the sequel, Meeting Mr. Right, to reinforce our convictions in the area of relationships, boundaries, and the need to stay close to The Lord and His protective covering in order to secure His best plans for life. My daughter loved the books as well, and the discussions shared with her have been priceless.
I love this book. I have read this book about five times. I just can’t stop reading this book. It is like a movie playing in your head. Being new in the Christian faith, I can relate to the temptations that Julie is dealing with before I was in the faith. The style is great and I recommend this book to everyone.
This book was such a blessing to my heart! This…opened my eyes to see that there is a pattern that we choose & a lifestyle that we need to take on in order to truly find the right person for each of us. It reminded me that I don’t have to settle for just anyone just because I may want someone in my life. Unlike Julia, I grew up making the wrong decisions & settling for the wrong men in my life, which led me to make the wrong choices as early as 12 yrs. old. If there would have been a book around like this when I was that age, I believe that it would have helped me to make different choices…
I loved this book! It kept me riveted until the end. I can’t wait until my own granddaughters are old enough to read it. In fact, I think every woman should read this—whether she’s a daughter, mother, or grandmother. It has all the components of an exciting novel with great insights into what young women are currently facing in their lives. The character issues and life applications are priceless. I highly endorse this book.
Trudi Blount, Seminar Leader & International Speaker
This book is a must-read for teenage girls! Julia’s experience clearly illustrates the danger that comes from moving out from what you know is right. I pray that every young woman who reads this realizes the safety and great benefit of staying in the light of God’s Word and His ways.
Pastor Victoria Raftery, Laurel Church Ministries
This book is a great read! Not only is it filled with important pieces of advice for girls, but it also takes you on a spiritual journey alongside the main character, Julia. I believe that through reading this book, girls will learn important principles in decision-making, as well as how to guard their hearts while waiting for their own Mr. Right. I highly recommend this engaging novel!
Lindsay Russo, Youth and College Leader, Oakland Christian Church
I was so impressed with how the authors tackled and presented the issues that so many young girls deal with, yet we tend to keep quiet about. These novels are also a fun read, and make it easy for me as a youth leader to recommend to other young girls as well as their mothers. I have heard nothing but a positive response! I am so excited to read the rest of the series!
Jennifer Frey, Youth Leader/Mentor
I encourage every young person who wants a better life and a better relationship to read this! Great gift for family & friends!
Linda Zyla, parent
Captivating! …I began reading this morning at 7 a.m. and could not put the book down!...a very thought provoking book...
Barbara Rush, businesswoman