Title: FIERY SECRETS
Author: Stephanie McCall
Publisher: HopeSpring Books/Chalfont House
Genre: Contemporary romance
When it comes to trial, God either spares you from it totally, asks you to walk through it, or delivers you from it by taking you to Heaven.
Dr. Grace Taylor, a driven pediatrician and single mom, needs divine intervention if she's going to heal from the actions of her cheating, abusive ex-husband. But she never thought God would work through Chris Anderson, a tutor at the local learning center whose secrets keep him from opening up to her.
Both Grace and Chris have been asked to walk through their trial by fire; they've come out alive, but they still smell like smoke. Despite fears and distrust, love begins to take root in their hearts. But their fiery secrets threaten to keep them apart, and blister their souls.
Dr. Grace is a recovering alcoholic, struggling to adjust after her cheating husband and she divorced. Instead, she is snapping at staff, and trying to help her son with a learning disability he must overcome—or she’ll lose him to her ex. Plus she has to stay on the sobriety wagon—or lose Jacob because of that vice. Chris is a tutor, struggling to find his footing after a school shooting. He left his teaching job and now tutors one on one, but to Jacob, he’s the best.
Despite a rocky beginning, Dr. Grace and Chris start to forge a tentative friendship. But with Dr. Grace’s ex-husband, an ex-lover in Chris’s life, and a hurting boy, is there any hope? Ms. McCall deals with some heavy issues in this first book in The Anderson series. She shows that despite our vices, God is still the God of second chances, new beginnings, and restored lives. Recommended. $14.99. 368 pages.