Saturday, November 5, 2011

Heather Young

Congratulations to Loraine Ertelt for winning a copy of The Lady's Maid by Susan Page Davis.
Also, congratulations to Sharon Srock for winning a copy of Janice Thompson's Hello, Hollywood!

Author: Rev. Dr. David C. Marx
Publisher: Publish America
ISBN: 978-1-4540-3595-2
Genre: Inspirational/contemporary

James Oliver Young, interim pastor of a Presbyterian Church, is celebrating the safe return of her Navy Nurse daughter from her service overseas where she’d been injured. Now the family is all together, briefly, eating an extended meal, when the phone rings. It is a gang member, calling to tell Pastor Jim that he’d found a young girl who’d been raped in an alley.

Jim and his wife Diane dump everything to rush to the rescue, charming the gang members, calming the girl, Heather, and taking her to the hospital where Diane is a nurse. After Heather is released to Jim and Diane’s care, they go home to introduce her to their two children and guests. The next day, police and social workers show up, go with Heather to her home to collect her belongings after her father admitted that he was planning to selling her as a prostitute, and the parents signed her over for adoption.

Jim and Diane don’t take long to think about it, offering Heather a place in their home and hearts as their daughter. But—after such a horrific upbringing, what kind of life will Heather have? Will she rise above her roots and establish herself?

HEATHER YOUNG is the sequel to James Oliver Young, and readers will want to read them in order to find out how Jim knows all these people and is able to navigate the system the way he does. I was a bit confused with all the people at first, as to who was who, but I eventually sorted it out. There is a lot of grammar and punctuation errors in this book, but the story is very sweet and heartwarming.

If you are looking for a book on how reaching out to people can make a difference in someone’s life, then HEATHER YOUNG is a book to consider. Available now from or

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