An Unexpected Role
Publisher: eLectio Publishing
The devastation of a ruined summer.
The gift of a second chance.
Can Josie learn the lessons she needs in order to discover her true self?
After a humiliating event and overwhelming peer pressure, 16-year-old Josie flees her home to spend the summer with her Aunt on a South Carolina island. Her fresh start turns into the summer of her dreams as friendships grow, romance blossoms, and a series of thefts surround her with excitement. However, when tragedy strikes someone close to her, Josie realizes there are more important things than her reputation. As she sets out to solve the mystery she has become entangled in, she not only realizes the importance of relying on her faith but along the way also discovers who God wants her to be.
Welcome! I'm Leslea Wahl, author of The Perfect Blindside. For as long as I can remember I have been a creator of stories with ideas swirling through my head. I am thrilled now to be able to share some of them with others. For many years I have been driven by a belief that our purpose in life is to use our gifts to glorify God and lead others to Him. I am blessed to have found a way to intertwine my two passions by creating adventurous stories with positive Christian messages for today's youth. Not only do I hope to entertain with my writing, but also to inspire others to find their gifts as well. The Perfect Blindside was awarded a 2016 Illumination Christian Book Award silver medal and was a first place winner at the 2016 Catholic Press Association Book Awards.
AN UNEXPECTED ROLE by Leslea Wahl is an engaging mixture of adventure, romance, and coming-of-age penned in a unique and delightful writing style. While I was intrigued by the mystery and wanted to find out who was responsible for the robberies alongside Josie and Ryan, I also found myself prompted to turn the page because of the clever imagery that Ms. Wahl painted through incomparable metaphors sprinkled throughout the text. On several occasions during the reading experience, I thought to myself, "Wow, that is incredibly creative and sketched such a vivid picture in my mind! And it's also . . . fun!" Since the story is told in first person, these metaphors and other striking descriptions have added depth and meaning to them; it is like they are an extension of this imaginative, young theatre lover's mind.
I highly recommend AN UNEXPECTED ROLE to the teenage girl in your life, as well as anyone who enjoys a compelling story filled with both suspense and a timeless message about discovering yourself while not forgetting the importance of those who matter most in your life---for, in the end, the two go hand in hand. Two thumbs up!
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