Pastor Nelson and First Lady Melissa Parker have been married for nearly 10 years, having wedded shortly after high school. They are living the dream as Nelson is climbing the mega-church ladder in the metro Atlanta area and Melissa passionately educates the city's young minds. Nothing seems to come between them....other than the church.
Melissa is growing weary of how much time the church is taking away from her and Nelson's love life. She knows she has vowed to love him through it all, even in his relentless pursuit of God's will, but she never believed it would mean she and her children would take a backseat to all things holy.
As Nelson buries himself deeper into the ministry, Melissa longs for something new. Will she allow herself fall into temptation or will she stand trial victoriously?
Lauren, Jayda, Danielle, and Brenda are finishing their senior year of high school. They seem to have perfect lives, but these girls have more to worry about than finals and college applications.
Lauren has an inextinguishable infatuation with her history teacher and is ready to risk it all. Jayda tries to be the backbone of her family as her parents' marriage falls into turmoil. Danielle's a single mother who has enough on her plate including a pessimistic mother who believes she can do nothing right. Brenda is smart in every aspect of life, except when it comes relationships.
These young women are on the brink of adulthood and are struggling to handle their issues. As close as they are, they can't seem to comfort one another as life continues to comes at them hard. When God is introduced to them in unusual ways, they find themselves on four completely different journeys they'll never forget.
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Shaniece Simmons doesn't know much at all about Devon Torres. All she knows is that she feels hopelessly drawn toward him. When he is caught in a drug bust and sent to prison, she visits him regularly and continues to pursue a relationship with him, even with her parents and friends insisting that she should stay away.
No one, not even Shaniece, can understand why she continues to see Devon, but she knows that there is a purpose behind their relationship, and she is not going to stop seeing him until the purpose is fulfilled. Will Devon let go of the streets and allow Shaniece to guide him in the right direction before he gets into more trouble than he ever expected? And when Devon seems not to want to change, will she give up all hope that he can be saved?
When Kenda Tyson meets good-looking, smooth-talking Jerome Smith, she's sure she's hit the jackpot. Her perspective quickly changes, however, when she finds herself caught up in a whirlwind of love, lies, and abuse.
The first time she has to examine a bruise on her face, Kenda allows herself to believe that it was a mistake Jerome will never make again. Her friends try to convince her that being with Jerome is not what's best, but when she refuses to listen and chooses Jerome over her family, her friends, and her faith, all her friends can do is hope that God will hear their prayers and protect Kenda from the worst. But will Kenda realize the high price she's paying before it costs her her own life?
In this award-winning 2-book series, follow the lives of four young adults and their families as they struggle with the daily trials and temptations that come when the pressures of the world collide with the teachings of the church. Mistakes are made, hearts are broken, lives are shattered, and lessons are learned. But at the end of it all, can they live with the consequences that result from the testing of their relationships?