Samson's exquisite prose raises the bar for Christian fiction. She avoids typical plot devices and forges ahead in innovative directions other authors would shy away from. Georgia's life and tragedy take readers beyond asking the questions of Christianity -- what if we could see God's plans for our future? -- and dares to pose an answer. Thought-provoking and intimate, this is a book to savor.
Georgia's cousin Fairly is seeking answers to her own situation. When the two women move in with their uncle, they begin to see their lives more clearly. Their very different reactions to life's circumstances propel them toward serious changes and an examination of the grace of God. (WATERBROOK, Sep., 288 pp., $13.99)