Run, run, run... Run away. That's what Faith Strauss has done for twenty years. She was destroyed by one tragic event. An event so horrific, she didn't share it with anyone, t even her husband. She buried it deep inside, where it can't hurt anyone. If God is good, then where was He? Why didn't He stop it? How can she trust Him ever again? Run, run, run... She's t good eugh. Never has been. Never will be. She could lose it all again, if she's t careful. She married, had children, and carved out a life for herself. But Fear is her ever-present companion, always reminding her never to reach too far, or too high. Run, run, run... God has ather plan. A plan that she never saw, even though she has walked it her entire life. Will the unexpected exposure of her secret and the truth behind it restore her or destroy her all over again? It's time to stop running.
Cari has worn numerous hats in her life. She proudly wore the uniform of the United States Air Force, obtained her Bachelor's degree and worked as a critical care RN for almost a decade. She also owned her own Personal Chef and Catering company for six years. After all that, she chose to turn her attention back to her family. Closing her business hasn't made her a couch potato, however. She cooks at the weekly Wednesday night dinners for her church, and also volunteers at the Cross Talk cafe in support of the Celebrate Recovery church ministry on Friday nights. She has volunteered her time as a Mentor Mom for two MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) groups. When she's not busy in the church doors, she's happily entertaining people in her home. She not only has a passion for writing, but also for serving. She views writing as a form of service for people from all walks of life. Jesus used story-telling to convey life principles, why can't we do the same? She lives in southern Illinois with her ridiculously patient husband of twenty four years, three children, and her two Chihuahua guard dogs, Snoopy and Stanley. Faith, Hope, Love, and Chocolate is her first novel. She can be found at www.carischaeffer.com and also on Facebook.