Read an excerpt from this inspiring story... Swimming in the Deep End by Christina Suzann Nelson (Excerpt & #Giveaway)

Swimming in the Deep End
By Christina Suzann Nelson
Christian Contemporary Women's Fiction
Paperback & ebook, 288 Pages
September 25th 2018 by Kregel Publications


A moving novel entwining the many faces of motherly love

Jillian Connors has the perfect daughter: loving and smart, she's an Olympic hopeful with a bright future. But when Gabby becomes pregnant, Jillian fears that future is lost. Worse, she must confront her own secret past and hope the decisions she's made don't drown their whole family.

Gabby can't believe God let this happen to her. She knew the risks, but who thinks about that when they're in love? Now she has to face the consequences--and the disappointed stares from everyone who thought she was the perfect Christian girl. At least she has the baby's father, Travis. Nothing can tear them apart, right?

Margaret Owens had determined dreams for her son. She's furious that Gabby's pregnancy jeopardizes his college baseball scholarship and terrified that Travis will be trapped in a life of struggle and poverty--the life she's tried so hard to save him from. She'll do anything to protect him--even if it means forcing him to leave Gabby.

Stacey Meyers is aching for a child of her own. But the son she was meant to adopt was taken before she could hold him in her arms. It feels like she'll never stop mourning; even the move to this new town hasn't distracted her from the pain. How can she and her husband find peace? Is there any hope of a family in their future?

And in the midst of all this . . . an unborn baby. Whose arms will hold him in the end?

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Izzy Cline

As my feet sink into the soaked bark mulch that surrounds our house, cold seeps into my slippers. A gust of wind flaps the blanket like a cape.

But I’m no hero.

I pull it tighter, forming a barrier between us. A little too late.

“Come on, Izzy. Say what you need to say. I’m cold.”

A striped cat runs across the street and leaps onto the neighbor’s fence. Sweeping my gaze up to Travis’s eyes, I stall there for a second or two, taking in the last moment before my words change our lives forever. “I’m sorry. I’m pregnant.”

A shiver begins at my spine and shakes my body. My breath forms tiny
puffs in the air.

Then he touches me. First hesitant, then with both strong hands. He pulls me into himself, surrounding me with his solid arms. “We’ll be okay.” His hand rubs over my hair, squeezing me tight against his chest. The beats of his heart crash in my ear.

About the Author

Christina Suzann Nelson, inspirational speaker and award-winning author of If We Make It Home, is celebrating the release of Swimming in the Deep End, on September 25, 2018. She writes and speaks about hope after dysfunction. Christina is over the top about her passions, including the stories created somewhere in the twists and turns of her less-than-focused brain. When she’s not writing, she’s working with the Every Child initiative, chasing escaped steers, reading, breathing in the sweet smell of her horse, hiking with her dog, or enjoying her just-as-crazy family.

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  • a print copy of Swimming in the Deep End
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  • Swimming in the Deep End water bottle
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