In this humorous and heartfelt novel, a beleaguered young woman must shed her career, identity, and power persona to learn how to love and forgive herself, others, and God.
At age thirty-seven, Alice Ferguson has everything an ambitious, intellectual, self-made woman could want. She has captured a career as an editor of a tabloid magazine, launched her own website full of Hollywood gossip, and even clawed her way into a second-hand pair of Prada shoes. She has also finally landed a husband—no small feat, as it required getting pregnant with his baby.
But when Alice becomes pregnant and experiences health problems, her world is turned upside down. To save her life and the life of her unborn child, she must leave Los Angeles and the stress of her bicoastal career, exchanging the late-night parties of sunny California for the suburbs of Nashville. With a weak smile and an even weaker heart, she soon finds herself living with a husband she barely knows, ensconced in a gated community brimming with perky, plastic, pony-tailed housewives. And then, at the gentle urging of a new friend, she agrees to attend church one Sunday afternoon.
What begins as an experiment beyond her comfort zone sparks something much bigger, as Alice begins to look deep within herself only to find insecurity, fear, and loneliness. One Sunday charts an endearing character’s journey from moral ambiguity through madness, tears, laughter, and heartbreak to a connection with the only One who can help heal her.
Alice is not a girl you would find attending church on a Sunday, she'd be in bed sleeping off a hang over. Yet she has found herself 3,000 miles away from California, pregnant from a one night stand, married to the baby's father, and living in Nashville. Her online tabloid rag is being managed by her best guy friend and she is trying to survive in a culture that is as unfamiliar as vinyl records are to our children. Next door to her and her husband, Burton, lives a young pastor and his wife. They invite her to church one Sunday and there begins the healing that Alice so needs. Was it a coincidence that she had a one night stand with Burton, moved across the country, and ended up living next door to Pastor Tim and his wife Lachelle?
I give this book a Lighthouse for pointing a path to God!