Two years ago a lie stole everything Lizzie Samuels held dear; her best friend Nate Harrison, her family, her relationship with God, her sense of worth… and she wants it back.
Struggling to escape the hold of an abusive relationship, twenty-two year old Lizzie is desperate to get her life back on course and regain what was lost.
It all started at Camp Emmaus, and maybe there she’ll be able to start over. Accompanied by her Diabetic Alert service dog Samson, Lizzie accepts a summer position as camp counselor.
Lizzie finds more at camp than she ever expected. Within minutes of arriving she runs into Nate, the best friend she loved and who has never stopped loving her. The lies that tore them apart and sent Lizzie down a path of self-destruction soon begin to unravel, freeing her in some ways but imprisoning her in others.
With the support of prayer and her new Christian friends, Lizzie begins to find the self that God created her to be and to overcome the barriers that stand between her and the best life God has to offer.
Then an evil from the past returns and threatens not only Lizzie’s newly reclaimed joy, but her very life. Evil isn’t winning that easily, though. Nate and Samson, the two guys on earth who love Lizzie best, aren’t letting her go without a fight.
(c) 2015, Melissa R. L. Simonin