Courting the Clearwaters

      Jill Penrod

Courting the Clearwaters

When loner Shawn Carpenter joins a college youth group, he has no idea it will turn his world upside down. New friends, a new job, an attraction to the boss's unobtainable daughter--none of this is normal to the guy who's spent his life hiding secrets and regrets. As danger and heartache follow his every turn, Shawn wonders about this new God he trusts. For Christian teens and young at heart.Burned in a house fire a few days before losing his father, college student Shawn Carpenter has spent years working, caring for his family, and paying penance. When an acquaintance introduces him to God and invites him to a college youth group, the changes in his life are immense and unsettling. The most unsettling part is Jenny Clearwater, his boss's daughter. He can't deny his attraction, but she courts instead of dating, and courting seems all about keeping the Shawn Carpenters of the world away from the Jenny Clearwaters.Danger and heartache seem to come around every bend, from a cave trip gone wrong to a friendship that goes up in flames to an accusal of crime at work. Seems God has put events in motion to lead Shawn back into a life of community and growth, assuming, of course, they don't kill him first.Get set for this first book of the Christian series Boys of Summer, for teens and anyone else who appreciates the challenges of stepping into adulthood.
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