P is pregnant & totally Screwed, by Laurie Plissner (book review) – abandonment & friendship

book cover of Screwed by Laurie Plissner published by Merit PressIf you loved me, you would…”
“No, it’s not my problem.”
“Do as we say, not as we say we believe.”

Grace still can’t believe that she’s pregnant (first time and with a condom… what luck), that her parents have disowned her for not aborting (their reputation is at stake), that the neighborly lady who rescued her is an heiress and Auschwitz survivor, or that sweet great-nephew Charlie thinks her one and only mistake is forgivable.

What other novels dealing with difficult decisions have you read lately?

Book info:  Screwed / Laurie Plissner. Merit Press, 2013. [author blog]  [publisher site]   Review copy and cover image courtesy of the publisher.

My book talk: After a one-night stand leaves shy Grace pregnant, disowned, and distraught, the unexpected kindness of a rich widow and her cute great-nephew give her hope.

Grace’s pregnancy could be a blessing for a childless couple, but her conservative parents kick her out of the house for not having an abortion.

Mrs. Teitelbaum opens her enormous home and  loving heart to Grace, ensuring that the 17 year old has good medical care and adoption counseling.

But how can Mrs. T’s great-nephew Charlie treat his new classmate Grace like a nice person after her terrible sin?

The healing comfort of friends who become family underpins this strong debut novel about hard decisions and consequences.


(One of 6,000 books recommended on www.abookandahug.com)

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