Fiction / Contemporary
Paperback / 5.5″ x 8.5″ / 442 pp.
A moving tale of redemption that chronicles a young woman’s emotional journey out of self-loathing and spiritual denial into hope and life-changing love.
A young woman named Katie finds herself pregnant, and her hard-living mother, Daria, pressures her to get an abortion. Katie meets with a nurse in an abortion clinic and speaks to a counselor at a pregnancy resource center. She decides an abortion is her best choice. After the procedure, Katie attempts to move on with her life. She starts a career and finds herself falling in love with a Christian man. But her past continues to haunt her. Katie thought she had chosen freedom and a future; but shame and regret haunt her and keep her inner life a closed book even to the man she loves. Love, truth and grace pursue Katie, though, until her defenses finally crumble.
Bay Area Independent Publishers Association 2004 Book Awards “BEST INSPIRATIONAL NOVEL”
“I was impressed… and was surprised that it moved me as it did. I especially enjoyed getting to know the Mathesons and would love to be a part of that family myself!”
− Candi Adermatt, author of Love Rekindled
“Engaging and heart-wrenching. Tracey Langford is a superb storyteller and her message is powerful.”
− Katie Brazelton, best-selling author of Pathways to Purpose for Women
“I found encouragement to know that life patterns of my family do not have to dictate the choices I make… [A] parable for today’s life.”
− Charlene West, The Quiet Hour
“Quickly draws the reader in… Katie’s experience is authentic; it is the story of despair; it is the story of hope; it is the story of life-changing love.”
− Patty McKinnon, high school teacher