Welcome to the main page for “Newfangled,” the first book in the “Desires and Decisions” series.
Where To Find “Newfangled”
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After a rocky start at a new school, Olive hopes she can find a few friends to help win her crusade to survive the most awkward years of her life. Junior high beckons. But when she angers the class bully, her transition into public school is anything but smooth.
Though Olive prays for faith, she feels betrayed by God when things go from bad to worse. Then, when good things finally happen, the mean girls dial their torture up a notch. As Olive battles self-awareness and surging hormones, will she find stability through the promises of Christ?
At home, her father’s work injury causes even more stress to seep into Olive’s life. When suspicion is confirmed as foul play, she must fight even harder to trust in a God that has promised never to leave His children.
Join Olive as she journeys through the gambit of teenagedom. Can she it make it through the semester without losing her faith?
Inspiration: This Young Adult Fiction was inspired by my own life experiences, being plunged into a totally different school district after the private school my brother and I attended had to close due to financial difficulties. I have always wanted to write a book that would help my own children navigate the awkward pre-teen years, and that is when I came up with the character of Olive. Although she goes through a few situations that I experienced, this fiction is set in modern day Southern California, and Olive deals with current events and struggles that today’s 12-year-old girls and boys can relate to. I hope that this book will touch the hearts of young and old alike as you get to know Olive, the Callis family, and the many friends and enemies that keep Olive tethered to the Lord in prayer.
For info on “Flummoxed” the second book in this series, click here.