What would you do if you learned that the person you’re about to head out on a long road trip with was the same person who bullied you when you were young?
That’s the very dilemma Lauren Bauman faces in Long Way Home. Her brother has offered to help her move across country to start her new job, and he’s also invited a new friend, Jet Wurm, to join them. But Jet happens to be the guy once who bullied Lauren.
Only recently has she overcome the insecurity that was born due in large part to his bullying, and she fears that being near him will re-birth those old self-doubts.
So now, Lauren has a decision to make: will she continue on the road trip and face her fears, giving Jet a second chance? Or should she skip the road trip and fly to her new home?
She chooses to go on that road trip, and thus begins a faith and growth-filled journey toward home for both Lauren and Jet.
To pique your interest further, here’s the back-cover copy for Long Way Home, The Potter’s House Books, book 4:
Can she forgive the man who once bullied her, and
learn that love keeps no record of wrongs?
Having overcome the crippling insecurities of childhood bullying, Lauren Bauman is eager to start her new job 1,000 miles away, and road-tripping across the country with her brother Nate and his new friend seems to be the perfect way to celebrate the move. But her confidence is shaken when she meets Nate’s friend—the kid who’d bullied her years before, trapping her in a decade-long shell of self-doubt.
For Jet Wurm, losing his job and getting kicked out of his apartment were the best things that ever happened to him. Thanks to the friend who rescued him, he’s finally shedding the loser label he’d worn for years. Nate even invited him along on a cross-country road trip with his sister, and Jet couldn’t be more excited. But then he meets Lauren, and her fearful reaction tells him they must have met before. Where, he can’t recall, but he has no doubt he’d somehow hurt her—like he’d hurt so many others in his past. And now he’s stuck on a six-day road trip with a woman who obviously deplores him.
Though Jet is clearly not the same person who’d bullied her years before, Lauren still struggles to forgive him. But if she doesn’t find the courage to forgive, will that convince Ryan he’s as worthless as he’d always been taught to believe? Or will they learn that real love keeps no record of wrongs?
And don’t forget to check out the rest of the books in The Potter’s House Books series! T.K. Chapin’s When it Rains came out today, so be sure to pick up your copy!
All books are stand alone and can be read in any order.
God bless! Brenda
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