Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Romantic Reads: Borrowed Lives

Book Spotlight on Borrowed Lives by Carol McClain:

Today, we're shining the spotlight on a book about issues that people may struggle with in real life. This will be a short post filled with food for thought!

Book blurb for Borrowed Lives:

Distraught from recent tragedy, Meredith Jaynes takes pity on a young girl who steals from her. 

Meredith discovers “Bean” lives in a hovel mothering her two younger sisters. The three appear to have been abandoned. With no other homes available, Social Services will separate the siblings. To keep them together, Meredith agrees to foster them on a temporary basis.

Balancing life as a soap maker raising goats in rural Tennessee proved difficult enough before the siblings came into her care. Without Bean’s help, she’d never be able to nurture these children warped by drugs and neglect—let alone manage her goats that possess the talents of Houdini. Harder still is keeping her eccentric family at bay.

Social worker Parker Snow struggles to overcome the breakup with his fiancée. Burdened by his inability to find stable homes for so many children who need love, he believes placing the abandoned girls with Meredith Jaynes is the right decision. 

Though his world doesn’t promise tomorrow, he hopes Meredith’s does. But she knows she’s too broken.

Author Bio:

Carol McClain 
writes novels about the redemption of the unredeemable. Even her most serious works are laced with humor.

She is a consummate encourager, and no matter what your faith might look like, you will find compassion, humor, and wisdom in her complexly layered, but ultimately readable work.

She is a past president of ACFW Knoxville and its current treasurer/secretary. She facilitates Postmark Writers, an offshoot of the LaFollette Art Group. She teaches online courses and is a clinical supervisor for WGU.

In addition to the above, she’s served on the Board of Connections To Recovery, an organization dedicated to keeping addicts sober. She’s mentored recovering addicts, and at one time, had been a foster mother–the complexity and difficulty of that calling proved she was better off writing about it than performing it.

Aside from writing, she’s a skilled stained glass artist and a budding potter.

Carol lives in Tennessee with her husband, kitties, and Springer spaniel, and soon will own a passel of Nigerian Dwarf goats.

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