IN EVERY HEARTBEAT
Sawyer’s story about lasting friendships between schoolmates takes you beyond simple soul-searching into the heart of soul mending. Each character is flawed yet lovable. The winning plot will inspire readers of all ages, especially young adults.
Three friends who grew up at the same orphanage head off to the University of Southern Missouri together. Libby wants to become a journalist; Pete plans to become a minister; and Bennett is just looking to have as much fun as possible. But as tensions rise, and as the world readies for WWI, the friends’ different goals and beliefs stir up strife. And when Libby learns something shocking about Pete’s family, will it drive the friends apart or bond them forever? (BETHANY HOUSE, Sep., 352 pp., $14.99)
Lindy J. Swanson