When Life Takes an Unexpected Turn
About the Book
Jane Ann Eckermann is a senior in college looking forward to graduate school when she finds herself pregnant and alone. Both the baby’s father and her parents have abandoned her. As she sits in her car with everything she owns inside, Jane Ann pours her heart out to God while fervently praying for answers. Moments later, her kindly pastor knocks on the car window and offers her a solution. After the Taylors, parents of her friend who died in childhood, invite Jane Ann to stay in their garage apartment, she must attempt to move forward with her life. Helped by many kindly strangers that include a fellow student, a professor, and a college dean, Jane Ann lands a job, makes friends, and discovers a new kind of independence. But what will she do about the tiny baby growing inside her, the love that eventually finds her, and her long-held dream? Jacob is the inspirational story of a determined Christian college student who refuses to give up on her dream in the face of life’s unexpected surprises and hardships.
About the Author
Theda Yager earned a bachelor’s degree in general studies from Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii, and a master’s degree in education from Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas. Theda was an associate school psychologist/counselor who worked with special needs children. She and her husband, Don, were Mission Service Corps Missionaries with the North American Mission Board for approximately fifteen years. They also served in various organizations such as Disaster Relief, Victim Relief, and Austin Disaster Relief. Church, family, and service to others has been the core of Theda’s long life. She and Don have three married daughters, ten grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.