A disgraced spouse. A devastated daughter. Can one woman's faith in the Almighty's plan right a string of wrongs?
Tonya Mendell has really tried her best. Desperate to be a model pastor's wife and mother, she's shocked when her thirteen-year-old daughter pranks the reclusive old lady next door. And when she discovers her husband is having an affair, Tonya's heart sinks when her only child flees the house in response.
Knowing the scandal could rock the town and cost her husband his job, the faithful woman clings to the remnants of her tattered marriage. But seeing her relationship with her daughter and her own dignity at stake, Tonya's only hope is to put her trust in God to make things right.
Can this tortured soul follow the path the Lord intends and discover the healing she needs?
Knocking is the heartfelt first book in the New Beginnings Christian Fiction series. If you like relatable women, strong believers, and tales of redemption, then you'll love Robin Merrill's uplifting story.
Buy Knocking to see Christ's guidance today!
Merrill (The Prima Donna) kicks off the New Beginnings series with a potent tale of betrayal, faith, and forgiveness. When long-suffering pastor's wife Tonya Mendell discovers her husband is having an affair with a congregant, it is the couple's preteen daughter, Emma, who feels the brunt of the trauma. After being humiliated by a best friend turned mean girl, Emma gets into a fight with her parents, storms out of the house, and is welcomed into the home of the neighborhood recluse, Fiona Patterson. While Emma's parents continue their marital charade in an attempt to keep Roy's pastoral position, Emma finds solace with Fiona and the Puddys, a "weirdo" homeschool family she is forced to spend time with but previously disregarded, who prove to be more reliable than Emma's own family. Meanwhile, in a separate story line, seven elderly women have been told their diocese is shuttering their church. In response, they start New Beginnings in a dilapidated old building. The services are unconventional, but they just might be what Tonya, Emma, Fiona, and the Puddy family need. Merrill's theological insight on God's grace amid difficult circumstances resonates and will have readers anticipating the next installment. Fans of Francine Rivers should take a look. (Self-published)
An enjoyable easy read. The author brings the characters to life. She made it a light hearted Christian novel.
My first 5 star rating . It was deserving . Great read!!!