ABOUT THE BOOK (208 pages):
One mother damaged. One family tested. One daughter determined to find her place.
ClaireLee’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.
ABOUT AUTHOR: Jean Ann Williams grew up with a parent who suffered from mental illness. Her son died by suicide at age 25 in 2004. From 1996 to the present, Jean Ann has written over one hundred articles and puzzles for youth related magazines, which included a healthy eating column. She has published articles in eight book anthologies. Currently, she writes a column for Putting on the New blog & Book Fun Magazine on the topic of suicide loss. Her first book "Just Claire" is a middle-gradee grade novel which touches upon the topic of mental illness of a parent. Her second book, "God's Mercies after Suicide: Blessings Woven through a Mother's Heart" is her memoir devotional about the loss of her son, Joshua, to suicide.
ABOUT THE BOOK (315 pages):
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.
ANSWER ONE of the following Questions to Enter the Drawing.
1. WHY do you read Christian Fiction? What's the Draw for you?
2. What do you look for when you pick up a Christian Fiction novel?
3. What is your favorite genre to read? Why do you like it so much?
4. Do any of you read non-fiction books? If so who are your favorite authors? Why do you like them so much?
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I read Christian Fiction because it reminds me of scriptures and stories that I normally forget! Thanks!!
Hi Victoria, I hope you'll join me here for the June drawing. I'll be offering Just Claire once again and my new release, "Road Trip of Delusion". Thank you for being here for the May drawing!
Connie, congratulations! Please send give me your Kindle email address and which book you prefer and I'll check back tomorrow, Monday the 22nd.
Hi Jean,I just sent a friend request. I would like Just Claire and my address is (Email address removed by Phred)
Okay, Connie, I'll log out and get this to you right now. Thank you for being willing to read and review Just Claire! Good night, Jean
I would like to read and review "Just Claire." Paperback please. Review posted about 6 weeks after receiving book. I have already read and reviewed "God's Mercies..."
I read Christian fiction because I love reading books, but I also desire to honor God with how I spend my time. My favorite genre tends to be mystery/suspense.
Hi Mary, I noticed your favorite genres. My next book, "Road Trip of Delusion", releases in the first part of June and is an action/adventure/survival story. This might appeal to you. And, I'll offer this book as a giveaway in the June chat. Hope to see you there!
Hi Victoria, Connie, and Mary! I'm going to draw one name today and one tomorrow. :)) Here we go . . .
The first winner is . . . Connie!!! Congratulations!
I'm drawing the last name, and I'm doing two because I'm offering two different books. The winner is: Mary Arndt!
Congratulations, Mary. If you'll send me your Kindle address, I'll send you the e-copy of Just Claire. Thank you, ladies. Please do come back next month! If all goes well, I'll be releasing my next book, "Road Trip of Delusion" and will offer e-copies in the drawing!
Oh no, I am sorry, I assumed this was paperback. I am sad to say I don't do Kindle books. :-(