Growing up, Ellen Carlisle was a Christian: She went to Jesus camp, downed stale Nilla Wafers at Sunday school, and never, ever played with Ouija boards. Now, years later, when infertility prevents her from giving her ambitious attorney husband a family, she finds herself on the brink of divorce, unemployed, and living with her right-wing, born-again Christian parents in her suburban New Jersey hometown. There the schools are private, the past is public, and blessings come in lump sums.
Then Ellen meets a man to whom she believes she can open her heart, and she begins to think that maybe it’s true that everything happens for a reason—until all that was going well starts going very badly and Ellen is finally forced to dig deep to find her own brand of faith.
“Touching, funny and full of heart. A highly entertaining novel about love and family, secrets and forgiveness. Don't miss it!" --Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author of Come Home and Save Me
"A soaring debut! Sarah Healy examines divorce, parental relationships, sibling relationships, religion, and love with humor, poignancy, and a compelling tension…A beautiful story that will leave readers waiting breathlessly for her next book." --Beth Harbison, New York Times bestselling author of Shoe Addicts Anonymous and When in Doubt Add Butter