When Heather Samis moves in next door, she and Tanner Wolfe quickly become best friends. They help each other through high school and college, date other people, and write letters during their time apart. Heather passionately dreams of becoming an artist, while Tanner has his life mapped out as an executive at his father?s software company. Their friendship is too important to let romance get in the way.
When Heather Samis moves in next door, she and Tanner Wolfe quickly become best friends. They help each other through high school and college, date other people, and write letters during their time apart. Heather passionately dreams of becoming an artist, while Tanner has his life mapped out as an executive at his father’s software company. Their friendship is too important to let romance get in the way.
Then the impossible happens, and the invisible line between friendship and love is blurred. But Heather has seen her mother give up a promising artistic talent to raise ten children and to serve others at church, and she is determined not to sacrifice her own talent.
Her beliefs shaken, Heather is faced with a decision that will change her life forever. She desperately wants to allow herself to love her best friend and become a mother to their children, yet how can she forget her lifelong dream of succeeding in the art world? And if she does choose love, can she be truly happy without the art that is as much a part of her as breathing? There seems to be no way to succeed in both. Or is there?
Your book Where I Belong reaches into your gut, and moves your soul around more than most that I have read. A job very well done Rachel! You balanced "the world" and all the temptations that are in it with the reality of the blessings of reaching your potential. Living on the outside of Utah looking in so to speak, makes you appreciate a book like this. Keep sharing your gift with us Rachel.
- Amy Stephens
I appreciated Heather's journey of discovery. Many people go through periods of questioning in their lives. Having to make a choice between two good things is a dilemma many people face. I enjoyed the emphasis on families and the resolution at the end of the novel that left the reader feeling at peace with Heather's decisions and the impact they would have on her future.
Rachel Ann Nunes learned to read when she was four, beginning a lifetime fascination with the written word. She avidly devoured books then and still reads everything she can lay hands on, from children's stories to science articles. She began writing in the seventh grade and is now the author of thirty-six published books, including the popular Ariana series and the picture book Daughter of a King. Her most recent novels are Final Call (An Autumn Rain Novel), Tell Me No Lies, and Before I say Goodbye.
Rachel and her husband, TJ, are the parents of three boys and four girls. Rachel loves camping with her family, traveling and meeting new people, and, of course, writing. As a stay-at-home mother of seven, it isn't easy to find time to write, but she will trade washing dishes or weeding the garden for an hour at the computer any day! Her only rule about writing is to never eat chocolate at the computer. "Since I love chocolate and writing," she jokes, "my family might never see me again." Rachel writes Monday through Friday in a home office, often with a child on her lap. She takes frequent breaks from writing to build Lego towers, practice reading, or go swimming with the kids.
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