Right as Church on Sunday Morning/New Beginning

by Susan Beard Istre



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/10/2024

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9798385023936
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9798385023912
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 132
ISBN : 9798385023929

About the Book

Emma Grace is a nurse who is running away from a bad relationship, and Alec is a bull rider running away from himself. She believes in God; he does not. She cannot forgive herself for straying from her relationship with God; he cannot forgive those he believes failed him.

After a tragic car accident in which Alec barely survives and his brother Tom is killed, Emma Grace becomes Alec’s nurse. Through the cold winter nights of Alec’s recovery, unspoken feelings develop. Before being discharged from the hospital, Alec learns that Tom’s will has made him the guardian of Tom’s four children provided he settles down and marries; otherwise, the children will have to leave the only home they have ever known. Emma Grace suggests a solution: why doesn’t Alec marry her?

Emma Grace relies on her prayer journal and daily walk with God to not only find forgiveness for herself but also the guidance and wisdom she needs in her new roles of wife and mother. Alec returns to his use of anger to cope with the permanent injuries sustained from years of riding bulls and his new roles as husband and father. Despite all odds, these two people, guided by Emma Grace’s faith, learn to forgive themselves, raise a godly family, and find the strong love they’ve been searching for.

About the Author

Susan Beard Istre has taught English and United States history for over thirty years in the Texas secondary public school system. She has two adult children and three grandchildren. She is a fifth generation Texan who makes her home in a small Texas town outside of Houston. Right as Church on Sunday Morning is her first novel.