Award-winning author Deborah Bedford tells the story of a young couple in love, a troubled teenage girl, and a confession that will rock one small community to the core.
Lydia Porter has waited a long time to be happy. She loves everything about being a school counselor at Shadrach High School, and she loves everything about teacher Charlie Stains, her new fiancé. So when one of her students confides that she’s been sexually abused by a teacher and is terrified of what he’ll do if she tells, Lydia is devastated: the student claims the abuser is Charlie. Now Lydia is legally bound to report the girl’s charges. What happens next will test her love, her resolve to uncover the truth, and her belief in the power of faith to comfort, redeem, and heal.