At first, leaving home in the middle of the night seemed exciting to Sarah Jane, an adventure. But she knew they had to go. Her daddy became violent when he drank, and when he hit Sarah Jane, Mama decided it was time to pack up Sarah Jane and her baby sister, and go.Now they're living at the Sweetwater Motel in Ohio. For Sarah Jane, the adventure is over, and reality has set in. Money is tight, nerves are frayed. Sarah Jane misses her old life. She even misses her daddy, although she'd never dare tell Mama. As life becomes more difficult for Sarah Jane at home and at her new school, she begins to regret their escape. Could a motel ever really be home? she wonders. Could they ever be a family without Daddy?
Used availability for April Young Fritz's Praying At the Sweetwater Motel
June 2005 : USA Library Binding
August 2003 : USA Hardback
June 2005 : USA Paperback