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Hope in Patience

Hope in Patience

(2010)
(The second book in the Patience Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
Fifteen-year-old Ashley Asher has spent half of her life living in fear. Her stepfather has been sexually abusing her for years, but her mother doesn't believe her. After his latest assault lands her in the emergency room, Child Protective Services finally removes Ashley from her home, and sends her to live with the father she barely remembers and his new family. Her new life in Patience, Texas, is much better. She's in therapy to deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and is trying to make her way in a new high school. She's getting used to living with her father, stepmother, and stepbrother, and she's made new friends in the summer course taught by her stepmother, Bev. She even joins the track team at the urging of her new African American friend, Z. Z. But Ashley is so traumatized by her past that she sometimes scratches herself until she bleeds and sleeps in her armoire, even though she knows she's safe now. Worse, when her stepfather is finally put on trial for hurting her, she learns that truth and justice don't always go together. Will Ashley adjust to a better life? Will she trust enough to date Josh, the cute guy on her track team who likes her? YA readers will be caught up in the heart-pounding story of a damaged girl trying to heal herself and get on with the rest of her life.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: Hope in Patience
Author(s): Beth Fehlbaum
ISBN: 1-934813-41-9 / 978-1-934813-41-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: WestSide Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

March 2016 : Paperback
Title: Hope in Patience (Patience Trilogy)
Author(s): Beth Fehlbaum
ISBN: 0-9973871-2-2 / 978-0-9973871-2-4
Publisher: Steady On Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Hope in Patience: Book 2 of The Patience Trilogy
Author(s): Beth Fehlbaum
Publisher: Steady On Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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