MESA, Ariz. (PRWEB) June 14, 2013
Author Dolores Marie Patterson tells a story about God’s redeeming love, healthy relationships, forgiveness and acceptance in her new historical Christian romance novel, “The Schoolteacher and the Bad Boy” (published by Abbott Press).
Patterson, a transplant from the Pacific Northwest who has lived in Arizona for the past 30 years, was inspired to write “The Schoolteacher and the Bad Boy” after visiting Wickenburg, Ariz. When she saw J. Seward Johnson’s bronze statue, “The Schoolteacher with Luggage” outside the town’s historical railway station, her imagination took off. “Instantly, I knew it was this young woman’s story I was destined to write,” she recalls.
“The Schoolteacher and the Bad Boy” takes readers back to 1905 and introduces them to Sarah Wendal, a 17-year-old girl who is forced to leave everything that is familiar to her, board a train and travel across the United States to be a schoolteacher in Wickenburg.
It doesn’t take Sarah long to realize that being involved in the lives of young students is a lot more than reading, writing and arithmetic. As the school year progresses, Sarah becomes entangled in a romantic triangle and learns that relationships of all kinds present opportunities for character development and spiritual growth.
“The Schoolteacher and the Bad Boy”
By Dolores Marie Patterson
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 268 pages | ISBN 9781458208552
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 268 pages | ISBN 9781458208569
E-Book | ISBN 9781458208545
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Dolores Marie Patterson moved to Arizona with her husband and their two teenagers in 1983. She is an ordained minister and works at Life Community Church in Gilbert, Ariz. Two of her favorite pastimes are reading and writing Christian fiction, and she is also the author of “My Daily S.O.A.K.” More information is available at http://www.doloresmariepatterson.com.
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