Turning Back

Joanna Mathis is back, her faith in God destroyed the night her brother died and her dreams shattered. Seven years later, she returns to her hometown to visit her ailing father.

Nolan Kent also lost much that night; his best friend and the woman he loved. Unfortunately, he realizes she has carefully erected a wall around her heart keeping him, and God, out. As the wall begins to crumble, her anger and frustration cause her to lash out toward those who love her most.

Although J.T. Schultz has written a familiar story of love lost and love found, she has the ability to delve deep into the heart of her characters. Reading this story may bring unexpected tears as Schultz deftly applies the right emotional touch. God's love and desire to overcome hope deferred and bring wellness to one's heart and soul will encourage the reader. This short story is well worth reading.

Book Blurb for Turning Back

Joanna Mathis has lived the last seven years of her life without the man she loves and without her faith in God. Shattered by a tragedy that stole her hope and her brother’s life, she's built a wall around her heart to stop from feeling. Going Back home changes that and brings her face to face not only with her broken spirit, but Nolan Kent. Nolan Kent has spent the last seven years missing his best friend and mourning the loss of Joanna. When she comes back into his life, he can’t help but wonder if it is to test his faith, or if it’s an answer to his prayers. Through the hurt of the past, and shaky ground of a future, can Nolan get Joanna to realize that not only does he still love her, but the Lord does as well?

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2008 3.00