Prodigal Hearts by Deborah Burnside


Stephanie Williams and Sam Kendrick may be neighbors, but neither is sure they want any kind of relationship with each other – or with God.

Stephanie is angry at God over his failure to protect her from an assault that almost killed her. Where was the divine protection she had been told was hers as a child of God? Where exactly was He that night?

Sam has turned away from God in the aftermath of a tragic accident that took the life of his best friend. And he wants to know why the Almighty left him alive to suffer the nightmares and flashbacks.

Stephanie's sister, a teenager with pronounced matchmaking tendencies, is determined to see them heal – together. As these two wounded souls begin to find their way into each others' hearts, can they also learn to trust again in the One who loves them both?

“I read Prodigal Hearts and found a novel that is both engaging and well-written. It flows nicely and I never found myself stumbling along at any point or feeling like I was laboring to follow the narrative or dialog. The story is one of redemption and reconciliation, as well as a kind of coming of age for the main character as she begins a new life in a new place among new people, leaving behind a trail of abuse and abandonment. The characters are familiar but not simple or boring.” — by Presbus (Amazon reader)