Sixteen-year-old Katie Parker's life just keeps going downhill. Her dad has been long since gone, her mother is in jail, and Katie has just been made a ward of the state of Texas. She thinks she's found a home in the Sunny Haven Home for Girls, but learns that she is to be shipped out to foster parents in In Between, Texas. Once she decides that she would rather stay at Sunny Haven rather than be shipped around from foster family to foster family, the action starts picking up. Katie does her best to terrorize her foster family, which is headed by the senior pastor of In Between Community Church, she falls into the wrong crowd in her high school, is blamed for vandalism, and has to deal with the antics of her foster mom's mother, Mad Maxine. But with the help and persistence of her new family, Katie might learn to open her heart and her life to God's will, as well as teach her family a few new life lessons.
Katie never got a fair shot at a normal life
Katie Parker knows life isnt fair. After all, when your moms in jail and your dads a no-show, you figure things just arent going your way. But hey, she can deal. Then she finds out shes being sent to live with a foster familyin In Between, Texas. What kind of town has a name like In Between? And what kind of family wants a kid like her? One things for certain: None of this will be good. Sure enoughthanks to some new friends and her non-Moms crazed mother, Mad Maxinelife sails right past bad to stinking. Then again, shes just a temporary kid, theyre just temporary parents, and she definitely doesnt have any ideas about making any of this permanent. God, on the other hand, may have other plans altogether.
Jenny B. Jones is the author of A Katie Parker Production series. Though now an adult, she still relates to the trauma and drama of teen life. Jenny is thrilled to see her writing dreams come true, as her previous claim to fame was singing the national anthem in Pea Ridge, Arkansas, mule-jumping capital of the world. You can visit her at www.jennybjones.com.
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