When child care worker Tamara Britton is asked to temporarily take 14-year-old foster child Sienna Larson into her home, she agrees--but only because it's temporary. Soon, Tamara finds the outspoken, churchgoing teenager to be almost more than she can bear. Yet, despite herself, Tamara begins to open her heart as well as her home. Now, through the bond she forms with Sienna, Tamara begins to awaken to newfound truths about herself, her family history, and God--and learns that no matter what the circumstances are, God is in control of not just some things, but of all things.
|Publisher:||Grand Central Publishing|
|Sold by:||Hachette Digital, Inc.|
|File size:||430 KB|
About the Author
CHERI PARIS EDWARDS lives in Rantoul, Illinois.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a good book. I read it on an airplane to the mid west. It was obvious she has worked in the system. Keeo on writing. It was an easy read.
I thought it was a good book. Kind of slow at some points but still worth reading.
In Springfield, Illinois caring professional Tamara Britton works diligently at her job in the Child Protective Unit¿s Stabilization Section of Care for Kids Agency. However, she hides from her friends, peers and clients her desire to learn about her own roots behind a façade of control. Her world is nuked when her friend field worker Lynnette Moore asks her to take in fourteen year old runaway Miss Sienna ¿mouthy¿ Larson. --- The out of control teen misbehaves constantly leaving Tamara with a big headache as to what to do with the recalcitrant sassy ¿Little Miss Thang¿. She also finds the ¿housepitality¿ border gets Tamara to finally look into her own past as the kid has hammered at her protective barrier forcing the anger and discontent of the adult to surface. Tamara is at a crossroads of letting go or rebuilding her battlement. --- This is a strong look at the dangerous life of a teen runaway as Sienna steals the show with her mouth that never rests although Tamara is the fully developed star. The story line is driven by their relationship but changing perspectives jolts the plot. Still readers will enjoy this fine inspirational tale as Sienna in her street sass style teaches Tamara that caring for someone else and oneself is not only okay but encouraged by the Lord. --- Harriet Klausner
In ¿Plenty Good Room¿, Edwards has written a sweet, funny, sad, and somewhat mysterious story. Almost immediately, you¿re caught up in the storyline, wondering what will happen next and not able to turn the pages fast enough! The story between characters, Tamara and Sienna is tough to read at times due to Sienna¿s `jump off the page, in your face, bad attitude'. Seeing the two of them in action, makes me applaud any person willing to take in a complete stranger and change the scope of their life in such magnitude. Finally, the climax leading to the end definitely held surprises. The downer was that the end came too soon, and left me wanting more!