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Back Cover: One mother damaged. One family tested. One daughter determined to find her place.

Claire Lee’s life changes when she must take charge of her siblings after her mother becomes depressed from a difficult childbirth. Frightened by the way Mama sleeps too much and her crying spells during waking hours, ClaireLee just knows she’ll catch her illness like a cold or flu which hangs on through winter. ClaireLee finds comfort in the lies she tells herself and others in order to hide the truth about her erratic mother. Deciding she needs to re-invent herself, she sets out to impress a group of popular girls.

With her deception, ClaireLee weaves her way into the Lavender Girls Club, the most sophisticated girls in school. Though her best friend Belinda will not be caught with the likes of such shallow puddles, ClaireLee ignores Belinda’s warnings the Lavenders cannot be trusted. ClaireLee drifts further from honesty, her friend, and a broken mother’s love, until one very public night at the yearly school awards ceremony. The spotlight is on her, and she finds her courage and faces the truth and then ClaireLee saves her mother’s life.

BACK COVER: What if your child shot himself while you were in the next room? What if you held him as his heartbeat for the last time? What if Satan whispered in your ear, "Now where is your God?" Find out how Jean Ann Williams reached out with her spirit and mind to the one true Father. Discover how the Lord God answered her and walked alongside her in the most difficult grieving journey of her life.

BACK COVER: Fifteen-year-old Kari Rose discovers how much trouble she and her two sisters can get into when they stay at their ancient granny's for spring break. Granny gets a wild-haired notion at three in the morning, and she’s leaving with or without them. Kari makes the decision to take her sisters and ride with Granny in her old Cadillac on a five-hundred-mile-long trip north to visit family. Miles down the road, this harmless act finds Granny no longer able to drive, and Kari must take the wheel. Soon after, the four travelers are caught in a freeway-closing-down snowstorm which brings everyone and everything to a standstill. 

A second blizzard with catastrophic impact is about to descend upon them, and Kari must determine the best way to find shelter and beat the storm. Will Kari trust her gut instincts and rely upon a complete stranger to lead them to safety?

ABOUT AUTHOR: Jean Ann Williams is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She has contributed articles on suicide loss at www.opentohope.com, and currently for Putting on the New blog, and her own Love Truth blog. Jean Ann and her husband live on one acre in Southern Oregon where they raise a garden, fruit orchard, goats, and chickens. Her favorite hobbies are hiking through the woods, practicing archery with her bow, and big game hunting. Their two remaining children have blessed them with thirteen grandchildren, their baker’s dozen. To contact Jean Ann, please visit her website at www.jeanannwilliamsauthor.com or her blog at www.joshua-mom.blogspot.com


 1. What do you look forward to most when you decide to pick up a book to read?

2. Which is your favorite to read fiction or non-fiction? Why?

3. Have you had any fun surprising, great reads this summer? If so, please share why you loved the book?


Just Claire

Cindi Hoppes

Road Trip of Delusion

Carrie Gould

God’s Mercies

Connie Saunders

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I like fiction more than nonfiction. It's kind of a "calgon, take me away" experience. With NF I have to think! I have especially enjoyed Christian fiction these last years as the authors often write of relevant situations where God is at work and readers can relate and be encouraged. 

I look forward the most to an engaging story that I can enjoy. 

I look forward to reading books that pull me in and make me feel as if I am in the story.  It's an escape from ordinary life for me and relaxes me.  I love non-fiction for this reason.  I've read too many great books to list already this summer, and look forward to many more!  Thank you for the chance!

Hi,   I enjoy reading fiction, most of the time.

It is more of an “escape”, from the happenings

going on in the real world... 

Thank you,


2. I enjoy fiction when I need to escape and non-fiction to help expand my knowledge and understanding. I especially enjoy devotionals and motivational books. 

Thanks for your giveaway.

I most look forward to losing myself in a good story. I read more fiction than non-fiction. Fiction is more enjoyable for me. I really enjoyed Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King. This was my first book to read by this author. The main characters are Sherlock Holmes and his wife, Mary. Fun to read.

Hi Readers! I'm so glad you all showed up once again. I'll answer 1. When I pick up a book I hope to find deep point of view. This is most important to me for I get into the head of the main characters this way. I learned deep POV several years ago and it so happened that I sold my first book, Just Claire, a few months later when I sent the manuscript out. I do believe adding this trick to my writing made a huge deference in people enjoying my stories.

The book that intrigues me the most is, "The Solace of Water" by Elizabeth Byler Younts. 

It came in the mail today, and I can't wait to get started. 

We have her books in the church library and our readers enjoy them very much.

I love fiction because it gives me a little escape from the real world and I learn about new places and real history in some books.

I look forward to experiencing something new when immersing myself in a book.  I have already reviewed Road Trip.

I enjoy reading mostly fiction for the enjoyment of stories that can be told. I occasionally read a non-fiction book as a devotional or Bible study.

2. I prefer to read fiction because nonfiction can be boring unless it's a subject matter that interests me. Love Jean Ann's books. Thanks for the chance to win a prize.


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