Deep End of the Lake (Paperback)
Who Says Giving Up Dreams Isn't Success?
Ally Cervantes has all she wants in life-an upcoming wedding, a chance to prove herself with a writing gig, and two great kids. But her life turns for the worse when the unexpected happen and she soon finds herself struggling with a rebellious teen daughter, a shaky job, and a shakier engagement. With her newfound faith acting as a life preserver, Ally discovers if you're in the deep end of the lake, you'd better learn how to swim. Although fiction, The Deep End of the Lake, is written from the authors' personal compassion for families who have the privilege and responsibility to care for a child with a disability. Having worked with autistic students, Carol has seen first-hand the stress and demands these parents face and wanted to capture in a story those pressures, all while providing the encouragement that a beautiful hope and faith can bring into the struggles.
About the Author
A seasoned writer, Carol Grace Stratton has written two other books, Lake Surrender, and Changing Zip Codes (a devotional for movers). In addition, she has penned more than 500 articles in various publications including InTouch, CBN.com, Your Church magazine, and was a reporter for Mooresville Weekly for a few years. She is a contributing writer for Christianity.com, and she blogs regularly on carolgstratton.com, where she talks about family, faith, and God's connection to the modern woman. Carols' experience working with special needs students and their parents led her to realize she needed to capture a story that embodies their struggles. In Deep End of the Lake, the sequel to Lake Surrender, she continues her story with Ally Cervantes, who struggles with balancing career, family, and remarriage. Carol also speaks to women's groups such as Newcomers and MOPS and has taught a blogging class at a local bookstore.