January 25, 2023

A Journey of Discovery, Healing, and Friendship

Poignant Women's Fiction from 2021 Christy Award Winner · Nelson's novel The Way It Should Be won the Christy Award for General Fiction · "Readers who are looking for faith-based women's fiction will be drawn into this powerful novel."-- Booklist starred review of More Than We Remember · Recommended for readers of Karen Kingsbury, Lauren K. Denton, and Liane Moriarty.

Popular podcaster and ex-reporter Faith Byrne has made a name for herself telling stories of greatness after tragedy--but her real life does not mirror the stories she tells. While her daughters spend the summer in Hawaii with her ex-husband and his new wife, she must manage life on her own. But all that changes when she's asked to spotlight her childhood best friend's missing person case on her podcast. Dora Crane has never accepted that her younger daughter could be dead, keeping her home looking the same as when her daughter disappeared. But when her husband leaves her, and her older daughter intervenes, she agrees to counseling and to pack up her missing daughter's belongings under one condition: Faith Byrne comes to Deep Valley and sheds light on the cold case. As the investigation moves forward, the two women uncover desperate secrets, and Faith and Dora must face the long-hidden truth before they can begin to move forward.

Christina Suzann Nelson is an inspirational speaker and the award-winning author of five books, including More Than We Remember, Shaped by the Waves, and the Christy Award-winning The Way It Should Be. She is the mother of six children, an advocate for children in foster care, a substitute teacher, a conference director, and the wife of her partner in this crazy adventure. Visit to learn more.


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  2. Thank you for this piece. I am so happy to have discovered your blog. Your post expresses much of what I’m working to express in a book I’m writing about the wonder streams of the soul. I’ve posted an excerpt and link on my blog.