In Leah's Wake
Terri Giuliano Long
***Newly Edited by Sara-Jayne Slack, Inspired Quill Press (3/12)
Recipient of the CTRR Award for excellence
2011 Book Bundlz Book Pick
Book Bundlz Book Club Favorites First Place, (12/11)WINNER Global eBook Awards, Popular Fiction, 2012
WINNER, Literary Fiction - IndieReader Discovery Awards (IRDA), 2012
The Tylers have a perfect life--beautiful home, established careers, two sweet and talented daughters. Their eldest daughter, Leah, an exceptional soccer player, is on track for a prestigious scholarship. Their youngest, Justine, more responsible than seems possible for her 12 years, just wants her sister's approval. With Leah nearing the end of high school and Justine a seemingly together kid, the parents are set to enjoy a peaceful life...until Leah meets Todd, a high school dropout and former roadie for a rock band.
As Leah's parents fight to save their daughter from a world of drugs, sex, and wild parties, their divided approach drives their daughter out of their home and a wedge into their marriage. Meanwhile, twelve-year-old Justine observes her sister's rebellion from the shadows of their fragmented family-leaving her to question whether anyone loves her and if God even knows she exists. Can this family survive in Leah's wake? What happens when love just isn't enough?