About the Book:
She’s got a great job, a loving group of family and friends and basketball skills like you wouldn’t believe, but Denise DeWalt’s life is far from perfect, and she’s about to come face-to-face with a past she hoped to leave behind forever.
Twenty-six-year-old Denise thinks she’s come to terms with her childhood in the foster care system, but when her old nightmares return, Denise realizes that she must deal with her past once and for all if she ever wants to move on to a brighter future with Rich, the only man who can see past her former life. As Denise’s search leads her closer and closer to the one person she hoped she’d never have to face again, she begins to realize that her future depends on just one person–herself.
This emotional and inspirational love story proves that life is full of unexpected twists and turns–especially when it comes to facing your demons, fighting for love, and finding happiness for the future.
About the Author:
Hi, I’m Heather Justesen, writer of LDS women’s fiction.
Ask anyone who knew me growing up, I would as soon have my nose in a book as go to the neighbor’s to play. Reading helped shape my image of the world, both the parts that I see on a daily basis, and the areas that are too far away for me to visit. I suppose it was only a matter of time until I started making up worlds of my own.
I started my first book—I use that term loosely because I never expect to publish that mystery story—when I was in high school, then mostly set my writing aside through my college years. It wasn’t until early 2000 that I started writing again as an outlet when things were stressful. I wrote a good start on the story, then promptly lost the handwritten manuscript when my husband and I moved.
I worked on several other stories, hoping to come across the part I had written, but didn’t until I started writing that story all over again.
Now my first book, The Ball’s In Her Court is being released in October and I have a second book, Rebound, slated for release in the summer of 2010.
This is the first LDS book I have ever read and let me tell you now that this was a wonderful read! I thoroughly enjoyed this new author’s works. She really knows how to make you apart of the story.
It’s a story of adoption, the foster system, heartache, love and laughter, but the most important thing is, it’s about forgiveness and trusting in God. I definitely felt Him at work in this novel!
I give this novel 4 stars and a thumbs up to a talented rising author! Well done!