We are thrilled to present our two young adult releases today, A Sinking Star by Chrissy Dennis and I Wanna Be Different by Connie Ann Michael.
At 17 years old, Evie Boone just wants to survive high school and keep her sisters safe. When their broken mother returns home after disappearing for weeks, nothing Evie can do will keep the cops from messing with her plan to lay low. Worse, there’s nothing she can do to stop the father who walked out on her and her sisters nine years ago from opening his home to them.
As Evie wrestles to salvage her crumbling life, her father and his new family pursue Evie with a gentle love the likes of which she’s never known. Are they for real, or is it all an act? Can she ever go back to the life she knew before her mother’s arrest? And if she’s honest with herself, does she even want to anymore?
Chrissy M. Dennis lives in Saskatchewan, Canada with her calico kitty. She is a Youth Pastor and enjoys beating her students at “Uno” every chance she gets (and despite what they’ll tell you, no she does not cheat). Chrissy also loves to read, do jigsaw puzzles, and of course, write, trusting the Lord will use her books for the glory of God and the growth of His kingdom through the healing work of the Gospel.
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At the beginning of Lee Diaz’s senior year, her grandmother dies, leaving her and her twin brother without a guardian. And to make matters worse, Lee’s abusive mother waltzes back into their lives, making the final stretch to graduation an impossible goal.
Jolin Daniel leads a charmed life, with the head cheerleader on his arm and leading the league in touchdowns. College scouts are knocking on his door. But his popularity comes crashing to an end when he receives a career-ending concussion at a pre-season game.
For both Lee and Jolin, it only takes a single moment for their dreams to shatter. A greedy jock and a manipulative girl thrust these two broken people into a conspiracy that could ruin both their lives. Together, they must learn to accept the fate they’ve been given and have faith in God’s plan to come out on the other side.
Connie was born and raised in Seattle Washington but recently moved to Montana. She lives with her husband and her three dogs and enjoys any activity which will get her outdoors. Connie has two sons who have successfully graduated from college. Her oldest works as a wildland fire fighter in Montana while the other is in Georgia in the Army.
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