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Once a gifted ballet dancer, Julia Costell buckled under the demands of a professional dance career and has landed with a thud in an unglamorous job as a guidance counselor at a performing arts high school. Living back home with her parents and feeling lost, she is afraid she’ll never soar again...until the day young Dell Jordan is sent to her office, carrying an essay. 

In Dell’s writing, Julia sees luminous sparks of hope. But as she fights to forge a brighter future for one disadvantaged student, she is drawn into startling undercurrents of conflict and denial within the academy. Only when she is tested in ways she never could have imagined does she begin to discover where real meaning and fulfillment lie - and realize that even though her life has seemed off course, she’s been on the right path all along.

©2019 Lisa Wingate (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“Heartfelt and moving, enriched by characters drawn with compassion and warmth.” (New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Chiaverini) 

“Another winner.” (Booklist)

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Sometimes Too Redundant

After reading “Before We Were Yours” and “The Story Keeper” this novel was a little disappointing. It’s evident that Wingate really shines when writing historical fiction and even though this book had a couple of relevant topics, it moved a little slow for this listener. The narrator, Mia Brown, kept me engaged or otherwise I might have not finished.

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Another amazing and awesome book.

Lisa hit a grand slam with this book. The interwoven message of this book in light of how messy your past may be there is always a way to turn all the negatives in an enormous positive. Thank you Lisa Wingate.

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Touching!

What a beautiful, inspiring story! The narrator was wonderful as well! This is one of my favorite audio books!

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Drenched in light

This book was very well written, it could also be true, this book could be read by any age group .thanks to author, a very clean interesting book.

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My Favorite, so far, in this Amazing Series!

I have so enjoyed the wise sayings & quotes that stand out in Lisa’s books. This series, is captivating. BUT! This book in particular, shares how important to your soul, and very being, it is, to protect and stand up, for what is right. Some reviewers have remarked that this book takes current, serious issues, and wrapped them up as easily solved. It’s a book. There’s a limited time to tell a story. But it gets the point across in a loving, heart felt way. It encourages us not only to get out of our self-centered selves, but, when we see where we can help personally, to reach out and do that, even at what may seem to be, a personal cost. I did tear up in certain parts. I loved this series!!

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Doing the right thing not the easy one

I love how Lisa ties all the stories together. Julia finally understand her gift in life at this moment and standing firm in her beliefs.

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I enjoyed this story, a story of things that are true to life's experiences. Julia and Dell were pictured in my mind, as also others. A very good store ~ I applaud the writer!

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The story was enlightening and inspiring and applicable to so many of our struggles

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awesome

a great follow up, i cant wait for the next one. keep writing great books

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Refreshing

Well sequenced with lovely various turns. Occasionally over dramatic by mostly closely relatable to human development!