Lutishia Lovely is back and it's a matter of life and death in this witty, wise new novel where family, fanaticism, and the rebel spirit of young adulthood collide . . . When eighteen-year-old Raina Reed is given an ultimatum-her family or her first love-she chooses the latter, leaves the rigid cult community she's grown up in and finds herself shunned, ex-communicated . . . ghosted. Not seeing her parents is tolerable. Raina is happy for more time with her sweet, talented boyfriend Bryce, and enjoys the freedom found in living with him, his free-spirited cousin, Jackie, and Jackie's mom Valerie, a struggling attorney. But her heart breaks at the thought of not seeing her baby sister. Abby is ten years younger and they've never spent one day apart-until now. While Raina embraces her new life, she can't shake her concern about Abby, especially when a lingering illness worsens and her parents refuse to seek medical help. Raina is determined to break through the religious rules that stand in the way of her sister's well-being. Drawing on her new family and support system, including chanting, angel-card reading Jackie, justice-seeking Valerie, loving Bryce-and his eccentric, praying grandmother-Raina finds her own kind of faith, one built on a love strong enough to move mountains . . .
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by Lutishia Lovely
by Michele Grant, Lutishia Lovely, Cydney Rax
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