Chantell Meyers's father is on his deathbed. Desperate to somehow save him, Chantell makes a promise to God that if he allows her father to live, she will become a better person. Now that her father has pulled through, she is determined to keep her word. But soon Chantell is faced with a series of trials, temptations, and revelations that test her faith. After she decides to stop having sex, her boyfriend becomes very upset and begins to cheat on her. Forced to break up with him, Chantell finds that the harder she tries to keep her promise to God, the more complicated her life becomes. It is only by relinquishing her desire to "have it all" that Chantell is able to find true peace and happiness.
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DENISE MICHELLE HARRIS lives in Hayward, California.From Booklist:
Chantell has deceived herself into believing happiness comes from material possessions, job perks, and a poster-perfect fiance. Yet, with all the trappings of success, she is still unsatisfied. Her quest for happiness leads her to attend church and seek professional therapy. After losing three important people early in her life, Chantell learned to suppress her emotions. First, her mother died when she was five, then her grandmother passed, and during junior high school her best friend, Keith Talbit, left town. So, when her father has a heart attack, she is again confronted with painful thoughts of losing another loved one. Then Keith reenters her life and causes her more uncertainty. Overwhelmed with nostalgia but unable to reciprocate his expressions of love, Chantell realizes she will have to let go of her shallow past by confronting her father about her mother and look to the future by acknowledging her feelings for Keith. Good characterizations and a compelling plot make this a fine read. Lillian Lewis
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Book Description Walk Worthy Press, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0446500089
Book Description Walk Worthy Press, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110446500089
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