After the tragic death of Butch Browning?s wife, Jenny, four families begin to realize how precious?and fleeting?their time together is. Each is at a different stage in life: Butch is facing single parenthood. The O?Reillys are expecting their first child....
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After the tragic death of Butch Browning?s wife, Jenny, four families begin to realize how precious?and fleeting?their time together is. Each is at a different stage in life: Butch is facing single parenthood. The O?Reillys are expecting their first child. The Andersons are approaching an empty nest, and the Buckleys are so focused on providing their children with everything that they?ve forgotten what they truly need. With just eighteen summers before their children are grown, how do they make the most of that time when life so often gets in the way?
As summer flies by, each of these parents must learn about guilt and grace . . . and when to hold on to their kids and when to let go.
Rene Gutteridge is the author of seven novels, including "Boo, Boo Who," and "Boo Hiss," as well as "Ghost Writer" and "Troubled Waters," Her work as a playwright has been published more than thirty times. A trained screenwriter, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Oklahoma City University, earning the "Excellence in Mass Communication" award. She served for five years as the full-time director of drama for First United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City before leaving to be a stay-at-home mom and full-time writer. She enjoys instructing at writer's conferences and college classrooms. Rene lives
Known for her encouragement with a Southern drawl, MICHELLE COX is a speaker and an award-winning, best-selling author. She is a member of the blog team for Guideposts, and her Life with a Southern Grandmother column runs twice each week at Guideposts.org.
She has written for Focus on the Family, FoxNews.com, Christian Cinema, WHOA Magazine for Women, Leading Hearts Magazine, and the website of Fox News radio host Todd Starnes. Michelle is the creator of the Just 18 Summers brand of parenting products and resources, and has been a guest on numerous television and radio programs, including Hannity and Focus on the Family. She and her husband, Paul, have been married for forty-three years, and have three sons and six perfect grandchildren.