Burned in a house fire a few days before losing his father, Shawn Carpenter spent most of his teen years working, caring for his family, and paying penance. When an acquaintance invites him to a college youth group, the changes in his life are immense and unsettling. The most unsettling part is Jenny Clearwater, his boss's daughter. He can't deny an attraction, but she courts instead of dating, and it seems courtship is all about keeping the Shawn Carpenters of the world away from the Jenny Clearwaters.
God sets events in motion that summer, from a cave trip gone wrong to a job loss to a friendship train wreck, events that will teach Shawn how to live again and change him for the better, assuming, of course, they don't kill him first. Book one of the Boys of Summer Series for teens.
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About the Author
Jill's been writing forever, because life never has to be boring in a story. Also, she's a control freak, and the real world won't let her boss it around like her characters do. She's a Christian, and this shows in her writing, as does her love of teens, adventure, and drama.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Loved this book. It was amazing. Cant wait to read other books in the series.
This book had an okay overview, but when I started reading it, I lost interest immediately. The beginning didn't grab my attention, and the author proposed the problem way too soon without explaining what courtship was. It was like saying, "The problem is that she doesn't date. She courts people." "What is the difference?" "I don't know." I normally wouldn't criticize an author's work, but if you waste your money on this, you will be very unhappy. Please take this into account when you make your decision.
There is no God. Read or watch some Stephen Hawking. Evolution. Science. It all makes sense; there is no creation, or reincarnation.