When Cassia donates to an envelope passing in her office, she assumes it's for another baby shower. Her discovery that it's to purchase lottery tickets horrifies her, but her frugal life is upended when she finds out it was a winner and her share is more than $20 million.

Cassia doesn't want the money. She knows God won't bless proceeds from gambling, no matter how innocently she came by them…or will he? Complicating matters is her neighbor Adam, who insists on offering his opinions just when she has things pretty figured out.

Baer offers a humorous look at what happens when we realize that God is completely in control. Cassia's legalistic attitude is grating but realistic. Awkward point-of-view shifts between first and third person disrupt the flow and never allow the reader to fully engage in the story. (Sep., 336 pp., $12.95)
Reviewed by: 
Melissa Parcels