Welcome to the Blog Blitz & Giveaway for Swimming In The Deep End by Christina Suzann Nelson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Author: Christina Suzann Nelson
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Release Date: September 25, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Women's Fiction
A moving novel entwining the many faces of motherly love
Jillian Connors has the perfect daughter: loving and smart, she's an Olympic hopeful with a bright future. But when Gabby becomes pregnant, Jillian fears that future is lost. Worse, she must confront her own secret past and hope the decisions she's made don't drown their whole family.
Gabby can't believe God let this happen to her. She knew the risks, but who thinks about that when they're in love? Now she has to face the consequences--and the disappointed stares from everyone who thought she was the perfect Christian girl. At least she has the baby's father, Travis. Nothing can tear them apart, right?
Margaret Owens had determined dreams for her son. She's furious that Gabby's pregnancy jeopardizes his college baseball scholarship and terrified that Travis will be trapped in a life of struggle and poverty--the life she's tried so hard to save him from. She'll do anything to protect him--even if it means forcing him to leave Gabby.
Stacey Meyers is aching for a child of her own. But the son she was meant to adopt was taken before she could hold him in her arms. It feels like she'll never stop mourning; even the move to this new town hasn't distracted her from the pain. How can she and her husband find peace? Is there any hope of a family in their future? And in the midst of all this . . . an unborn baby. Whose arms will hold him in the end?
Heat burns my cheeks, and my skin in the reflection changes, growing pale with red splotches. How could I let this happen?
I press my palms tight into my sides, set my jaw, and look up at the textured ceiling. And God. How could He do this to me? Isn’t He supposed to be the God of forgiveness? I screwed up. It was only a few times. I knew I shouldn’t do it, and I was truly sorry, but God dropped this on me. So now, instead of another chance, I have a life sentence.
The guilt is immediate. It’s not the baby’s fault. It’s not God’s. It’s mine. I’m the stupid loser.
I shake my head. This can’t really be happening. I need to wake up. There’s no way this is my life. Maybe the girls who slink out of school at lunchtime, spending time with their rotating boyfriends. Maybe even the girls who’ve never been to church, who make snide comments about my Christian values. But not me.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Christina Suzann Nelson, inspirational speaker and award-winning author of If We Make It Home, is celebrating the release of Swimming in the Deep End, on September 25, 2018. She writes and speaks about hope after dysfunction. Christina is over the top about her passions, including the stories created somewhere in the twists and turns of her less-than-focused brain.
When she’s not writing, she’s working with the Every Child initiative, chasing escaped steers, reading, breathing in the sweet smell of her horse, hiking with her dog, or enjoying her just-as-crazy family.
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(1) winner will receive (US only)
- a print copy of Swimming in the Deep End
- $10 Amazon gift card
- Swimming in the Deep End water bottle
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