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About the author:
Carolyn Astfalk resides with her husband and four children in Hershey, Pennsylvania. For ten years, she served as communications director for the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC), the public affairs agency of Pennsylvania's Catholic bishops. The PCC advocates for religious liberty, prolife, pro-family, Catholic healthcare, and Catholic education issues before state government.
Carolyn's column on state and national news related to the PCC's interests appeared regularly in Pennsylvania 's diocesan newspapers. She also appeared on the state-wide television program PCN Live and was a guest on then-Bishop Donald Wuerl's television program, "The Teaching of Christ." In 2005, she resigned from the PCC to be home full-time with her children.
Carolyn is volunteer chairperson of Real Alternatives, Inc., a non-profit, charitable organization that administers alternative-to-abortion funding in Pennsylvania and Michigan. She is a member of the Catholic Writers Guild, Pennwriters, and the Pennsylvania Public Relations Society. Her writing has appeared in New Covenant and Lay Witness magazines. Stay With Me is her debut novel.
Stay With Me
With her sister Abby's encouragement, Rebecca has moved out of their overbearing father's home. When a chance encounter with Chris ends with an invitation, Rebecca says yes. The authentic way Chris lives his life attracts Rebecca and garners her affection.
Chris loves Rebecca and her innocence, but he's confounded by the emotional scars she bears from her parents and an attempted assault. Her father's disdain for Chris's faith and career only make matters worse.
With the counsel of their friend Father John, can Rebecca and Chris overcome every obstacle and bridge the deepening gulf between them and her dad? Or will a crucial lapse in judgment and its repercussion end their relationship?
- Publication Date:
- 0987915398 / 9780987915399
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Christian / Romance