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The ever-opinionated Annabel Turner longs to rise above the suffocating hypocrisy of her privileged New England life. When sent to a finishing school to prepare for an unwanted marriage, what seems like a dead-end to her plans becomes the discovery of a path that promises to fulfill her dreams: a purpose, acceptance, and, above all, love. But when the road is twisted, will she fight to keep them, or will she choose to surrender? A love story, but more than that, the saga of life as we seek the One who will satisfy our tangled hearts.
“This is a must-read! Uncovering layers of hypocrisy keeps you on the edge of your seat. Will Annabel find any in herself? The answer brings you to your knees.” — Cheryl Cecil, Contributing Author of Blissfully Blended, 365 devotional readings for stepmoms, Barbour Publishing, 2010
“Surrender takes you back to a simpler time, but Annabel’s life was not at all simple. Her story prompted me to look at my own walk with Christ. What would I have done in her circumstances? Surrender is a must-read for all teen girls and ladies.” — Karen Johnson, Editor and Mom
“Upon the close of the story, I thought, ‘I will not read a better book than this for a long time.’ Surrender captured my attention from the first page and kept me engaged throughout the entire story. Emerick does a fantastic job of developing the character of Annabel as she learns to trust in God. You will feel as though you’ve experienced the highs and lows of her life as you would with a dear friend. Surrender yourself to this irresistible book!” — Cassie Pugh, English Teacher
“It was great to see such period-appropriate inner struggles that so closely mirror what we struggle with today, such as hypocrisy, materialism, fear of man, and pride. The suspense and twists continued until the end of the book. I loved it!” — Renee Holliday, Home Schooling Mom