Ashley Nicole Asher, age 15, was sexually abused by her stepfather for six years. She is removed from her mom's home and placed with her father David and his wife, Bev, in the tiny East Texas town of Patience. Together with Ashley's therapist, Dr. Matt, they are determined to pull Ashley out of the self-destructive cycle she falls into when she's angry. Her newfound family, along with her friends, are what just might pull Ashley from the darkness into the light.
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Hope in Patience / Beth Fehlbaum / WestSide Books
Price: $16.95 / ISBN: 978-1934813416 / Published: November, 2010
Ages 14+ / Young Adult Fiction