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About the Book
Every morning, Carmen Hart pastes on her made-for-TV smile and broadcasts the weather. She’s the Florida panhandle’s favorite meteorologist, married to everyone’s favorite high school football coach. They’re the perfect-looking couple, live in a nice house, and attend church on Sundays. From the outside, she’s a woman who has it all together. But on the inside, Carmen Hart struggles with doubt. She wonders if she made a mistake when she married her husband. She wonders if God is as powerful as she once believed. Sometimes she wonders if He exists at all. After years of secret losses and empty arms, she’s not so sure anymore.
Until Carmen’s sister—seventeen year old runaway, Gracie Fisher—steps in and changes everything. Gracie is caught squatting at a boarded-up motel that belongs to Carmen’s aunt, and their mother is off on another one of her benders, which means Carmen has no other option but to take Gracie in. Is it possible for God to use a broken teenager and an abandoned motel to bring a woman’s faith and marriage back to life? Can two half-sisters make each other whole?
About the Author
Award-winning author, Katie Ganshert, graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison with a degree in education, and worked as a fifth grade teacher for several years before staying home to write full-time. She was born and raised in the Midwest, where she lives with her family. When she’s not busy penning novels or spending time with her people, she enjoys drinking coffee with friends, reading great literature, and eating copious amounts of dark chocolate.
Heidi Says . . .
I have to say that this book is, by far, the best work of fiction that I’ve read so far this year! I really, really enjoyed this book. The characters were so realistic and the depth with which they were portrayed was amazing – honestly, it was like reading Carmen and Gracie’s diaries. At times, I almost felt guilty!
I could so relate to Carmen and her strong desire to have a child. Having suffered through secondary infertility, I know the pain that is associated with wanting a child so badly that it becomes your #1 focus in life. On the other hand, as an adoptive parent, I could also see the struggles – and the joys – of raising a child that was not born of your womb.
Sometimes God has a plan very different – but so much better – than our own. It just takes a while for us to realize that! This book portrays that, and so much more, within its pages. I would highly recommend it! I will definitely not hesitate to pick up more books by Ms. Ganshert.
Learn more about the book at the author’s website.
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Release date: April 21, 2015
Publisher: Waterbrook Press
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