by Leslie Howard



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/3/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 200
ISBN : 9781462400560
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 200
ISBN : 9781462400553

About the Book

With her mother gone and her father out of her life, when Annie Culligan loses her Grandma Emma, she loses her entire family. With nothing to hold her in tiny Mt. Gilead, Ohio, she heads west to Nevada City, California, with her grandmother’s worn leather suitcase and fresh new teaching credentials in hand. Renting a room from a gentle widow, she ventures into a new life and finds friendship and a feeling of family that she thought she’d lost.

As a first-year science teacher, Annie gives much more to her students than an education—she gives them acceptance and respect. Even as her friendship with school psychologist Tom Phillips begins to blossom, a painful, long-suppressed secret from her past threatens to devastate her newfound joy. Will Annie confront and overcome the shadows that have followed her throughout her life?

The answer will depend on her willingness to forgive and to trust God with her future—a lesson that will stretch her to her very limits. Lessons is a celebration of the truth that when we are willing to let go of the hurt and resentment we so often harbor in our hearts, God is free to pour joy into the void.

About the Author

Leslie Howard is a science teacher who lives in northern California with her family and assorted pets. After three decades of teaching, she is still passionate about both her students and her subject, and she especially loves hearing from former students who remember fondly the lessons they learned from her.