Announcing: Suspenseful New Novella from J. C. Lafler
MEDIA ADVISORY, Aug. 1, 2018 /Christian Newswire
/ -- J. C. Lafler first experienced the thrill of publication when, at the age of eight, one of her poems was published in her Sunday school newsletter. In the decades since, many more of her poems, as well as several short stories and novellas, have found their way from her imagination to the page. Her latest novella, A Leap of Faith
, charts the journey of a teenage girl who survives a hurricane and rediscovers her faith:
After the horror of seeing her mother and stepfather swept away by a hurricane, sixteen-year-old Courtney finds herself alone in the floodwaters. Discovering a small boat, she escapes the treacherous currents but is drawn to another object floating in the debris: an infant seat. And within it, a baby girl, miraculously alive.
After taking temporary refuge in the upper floor of a church, Courtney's faith is reignited by Bible verses painted on the walls and food, diapers, and formula found in the nursery. At last, she and the baby are found by a rescue crew, but Courtney's story of survival has just begun. Her stepfather, a frightening man with a dangerous past, has survived the storm.
Desperate to find a safe harbor for herself and the baby, Courtney moves from shelter to shelter, finally finding a home with the wealthy grandparents of another young hurricane survivor. Even there, however, safety is an illusion. Courtney's stepfather will stop at nothing to find her and ensure his secrets remain hidden.
As danger looms, Courtney's faith grows and God provides the courage she needs to face her fears--and her stepfather. But bravery does not always translate into survival . . . and following God's plan may require Courtney to take a giant leap of faith.
"God is always present, in good times and bad," Lafler says. "This book is about a young woman's journey through life and how her faith gave her the courage to trust God above all else."
Now available from Redemption Press, A Leap of Faith is novella-length fiction that encourages readers to trust God's unconditional, always available love.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
J. C. Lafler is a poet and author whose previous books include Amazing Grace, Everlasting Hope, and Lost and Found. She and her husband, David, live in Michigan but are often found in Texas during the cold Michigan winters.