I’m excited to share about this book today. No, it isn’t mine. My blog tour is coming up later this week. But first this book. It sounds like a great book! Be sure to check out the other blogs in the tour to learn more about the book.
About the Book
Grace Neunaber has finally found happiness. After struggling for years as a single mother of four, she’s thrilled about her newfound faith and her marriage to a strong Christian man. But as David is added to their family of five, her enthusiasm is quickly dampened by her older children’s open hostility and resentment toward their new father.
For Grace’s daughter, Faith, having a principal for a step-dad is only one of the downsides. Her parents are nosy, restrictive, and most of all embarrassing. But Faith’s issues with her parents are quickly shoved aside when she’s faced with a decision that will change the course of her future.
Each member of the Neunaber family will have to rely on their faith in God if their strained relationships are going to knit them closer together instead of tear their family apart.
Ruth Meyer graduated from Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with a degree in church music and no plans whatsoever to become an author. But a student of the week project for her son inspired Our Faith from A to Z, a children’s picture book. After that, it was only a matter of time before she tried her hand at fiction. As both the daughter of and the wife of a pastor, Ruth has moved around a lot, and her experiences provide many ideas for her writing. Currently, she resides in rural Texas with her husband, their five children, and two dogs. It is her hope that through her writing, readers are assured of God’s grace through His Son, Jesus.
“Okay, I’m ready. Let’s go!” Jackson urged. “Practice starts in fifteen minutes!”
“Let me see your math homework first,” said David firmly.
Jackson stared at him, his mouth wide open. “Are you kidding me?” he exploded. “We have to go!”
“Did you or did you not do your math?” David persisted.
“Not all of it, no, but I’ll do it when I get back. Come on!” Jackson looked panicked now.
“Exactly how much did you do?” pressed David.
“Some,” Jackson mumbled. “But I promise I’ll finish first thing when I get back!”
“Nope. Sorry. I told you when you got home that you had to finish your homework before I’d take you.”
“Okay, look. I don’t get it at all. It’s stupid the way they teach this stuff. It doesn’t even make sense. And those story problems are ridiculous. I don’t even understand what they’re asking. Math is pointless anyway. We have calculators for a reason. Please, let’s just go! I tried, okay? Come on!”
“If you didn’t understand, you could have asked me. I do know a thing or two about math. You had plenty of time. We’ve been home an hour and a half. What were you doing in there all this time?”
“Other stuff,” Jackson said. “It’s none of your business.”
“Actually, it is. At least, it is when your ride to practice hinges upon you finishing your homework. You know you don’t have time to do it after late practices like this. By the time you get home and take a shower and eat a late dinner, you’re exhausted. Math is now or never.”
Jackson stared at him incredulously. “You seriously aren’t gonna take me? I have to be at practice! Mom would take me if she was here!”
“Well, she’s at the store with Katie, so you get to deal with me. I’m sorry, Jackson. Schoolwork comes before sports.”
“If I miss practice they won’t let me play!”
“You have another practice tomorrow.”
“That’s not how it works!”
“Jackson, if you aren’t getting at least a C, you’ll be ineligible anyway. I saw your last math test. You got fifty-eight percent. Tests count for half of your grade. Your homework hasn’t been anything great either. You need to keep your grade up or you’ll be off the team for real.”
Thursday the 25th
Book Spotlight // Michaela Bush @ Tangled Up in Writing
Saturday the 27th
Review // Jes Drew @ Agency of Books and Spies
Sunday the 28th
Review // Loretta Marchize @ Just Writing