STAND BY ME
In Jackson’s superlative novel in the new SouledOut Sisters, the plot and characters remain fresh and vibrant, shining spiritual truth from each page. This series should definitely be read in order for maximum enjoyment, but the author does an excellent job of recapping for newcomers.
Kathryn Davies decided to quit the pre-med path that her family desired and transfer to a Christian school majoring in education. As part of a cultural experience, Kat and her friends attend SouledOut Community Church, where they meet Avis Douglass. Avis is having some personal issues, and Kat just rubs her the wrong way. When Kat and her friends move into Avis’ building for the summer, can the two find common ground? (THOMAS NELSON, Mar., 400 pp., $15.99)