By Melody Carlson
A Son’s habit. A Mother’s Heartbreak. A Family’s obstacle.
As the spouse of a popular urban legal professional and the mummy of 2 teenage youngsters near to maturity, Glennis Harmon lives the type of profitable, high-profile existence that many of us envy. but if nineteen-year-old Jacob is drawn into substance abuse, Glennis’ “perfect” global shatters like a crystal vase rocked from its once-steady shelf.
Glennis struggles to appreciate the reaction of her relatives as they search to aid Jacob’s restoration. Her husband looks extra all for retaining his snapshot than with discovering aid for his or her bothered son, yet Glennis turns into made up our minds to avoid wasting Jacob it doesn't matter what the price. entering into a rescuer function, she by accident places her courting along with her older daughter, Sarah, and her already strained marriage at the line–and a revelation approximately her husband will push her to the edge of what she will be able to undergo.
How a ways should still a mom visit shop her child?
A compelling, compassionate, and eventually hopeful novel concerning the impression of substance abuse and dependancy, Crystal Lies is an intimate portrayal of 1 mother’s try to concurrently love, belief, and allow pass.
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Just Sarah—home from college—my sister and her family, and my mother, who happened to be visiting for the weekend. Unfortunately, the festivities fell slightly flat when the guest of honor never showed up. It turned out he’d been doing some celebrating of his own. Why should I have been surprised? After he graduated, we hardly saw Jacob anymore. He became an expert at coming and going without being seen or heard. One time when I caught him slipping into the house at four in the morning, I suggested he might have a fixture in foreign espionage, although I wasn’t sure such things existed anymore.
He needs his family. ” His voice sent an actual shiver down my spine. Then he set down his coffee mug with a thud and marched upstairs. I could tell by the sound of his footsteps that he was heading for Jacob’s room. I followed him, certain this would not go well. But before I could say anything—not that I could’ve stopped him—he had burst into Jacob’s room. ” he yelled. ” Jacob rolled over and looked up with sleepy eyes. ” Jacob just groaned and crumpled into the fetal position. ” yelled Geoffrey.
JANELLE BURNHAM SCHNEIDER, author of “From Carriage to Marriage” in the Brides for a Bit anthology and “A Distant Love” in the Christmas Duty anthology. Other Books by Carlson NOVELS Finding Alice Armando’s Treasure Looking for Cassandra Jane Angels in the Snow The Gift of Christmas Present TEEN NOVELS Diary of a Teenage Girl series, 1-12 TrueColors series, 1-9 NONFICTION Lost Boys and the Moms Who Love Them Take Time Women Are Sisters at Heart Letters from God CHILDREN’S BOOKS The Estherville Miracle When the Creepy Things Come Out ’Twas the Night Bitsy’s Harvest Party To Lucas Andrew Your strength is inspiring!
Crystal Lies by Melody Carlson