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Snow is a fiction novel, based on true events, about the struggles of a teenage girl and the consequences of a devastating mistake. Whether readers are young adults, exploring their sexuality for the first time, or an older adult, struggling to understand their teenage daughter, everyone will have a character in which to relate.
Young adults will be gripped by the reality and bluntness of it's characters. Parents will appreciate the censorship of otherwise “uncomfortable” topics. With sexuality among young adults beginning at an early age, "family values" are now being pushed back into the forefront of parental teaching. Snow influences people with Christian values, such as sexual abstinence, pro-life advocacy, and prayer, without pushing God as the subject of the book. Biblically based information is strategically scattered throughout the novel with dialect and personal thoughts.
The protagonist's quest to discover the path she needs to take unearths findings of a secret life, lead by her boyfriend. With two lives at stake, readers will eagerly anticipate the outcome only to find themselves with lessons and warnings about the consequences of making detrimental mistakes. Comfort will be found in understanding that God is bigger than any situation and He catches ever tear. Miracles so often go unnoticed, yet powerfully affect those they touch. Snow will set the stage for future novels reflective of countless miracles and divine intervention.
About the author
Kathryn Hewitt was born and raised in the small town of Camden, South Carolina. Breaking away from becoming a statistic, she was an Honors Graduate from Camden High School and went on to study British Literature and Sociology at Charleston Southern
University, inspiring to teach High School English.
Kathryn has a passion for teaching teenagers and reaching out to those who seem as though the world has closed the door. Because of her own experiences, including becoming a teenage mother at fifteen, Kathryn knows the value of life and the blessings it contains. Understanding the importance of making wise decisions, Kathryn passionately seeks to instill that wisdom into the minds of every young lady she encounters. The inspiration for Kathryn's writings comes from her own experiences, and she is never afraid to speak the truth that others refuse to acknowledge.
Kathryn married in 2005 and is a stay at home mom with her four sons. She and her family currently live in the same town she grew up.
"Where were you? I was looking all over."
Ruth had ventured away from Emily, fifteen minutes ago, in
search of Luke. Spotting his angry expression as he fired away on
a military game, she approached him with caution before asking
"My mom wanted to talk to me," he said flatly, never looking
up. "She wants to talk to you. She’s in the bar."
"Luke, don’t do this. Don’t make me talk to your mom alone,"
Ruth pleaded with him.
"It’ll be fine. Just go."
"No, Luke. Please. I want you to be there with me. I don’t want
to talk to her by myself." She grabbed his arm to get his attention.
He pushed her hand off his arm and went back to his game.
"Just go, Ruth." She slowly backed away from him, trying
not to cry.
Terrified out of her mind, Ruth walked around the arcade and
into the bar. She stood there in the door looking around. Then
she saw her, her future mother-in-law, sitting at the bar, smoking
a cigarette and sipping a martini. Her cheeks were flushed already.
Ruth wondered how many martinis she’d already had. Taking
in a deep breath, she walked in, feeling less confident than she
appeared in posture.
"Sit down, Ruth," Mrs. Davis said, never looking at her. She
puffed away on her cigarette.
Ruth did as she was told and sat on the bar stool next to Mrs.
Davis. Ruth noticed the pamphlet in her hand about abortion.
Mrs. Davis slid it in front of her.
"I don’t believe in abortions, Mrs. Davis," Ruth said quietly.
"I know you don’t."
"I’m not trying to be difficult; I just can’t do something I
don’t believe in."
"I know what you are trying to do, young lady." Mrs. Davis
spun around and looked at her. "You are trying to ruin my son’s
life. You and your mom are trying to trap him into a marriage so
you can make a claim to his inheritance."
Ruth was sure her mouth hit the bar before it fell to the floor.
Stunned, she didn’t speak. She could only stare at the woman in
front of her.
not have this baby, Ruth. I forbid it."
"I’m sorry, but I can’t have an abortion either. Luke and I
have decided to give it up for adoption." Ruth stumbled over her
words, hoping she wasn’t going to cause anymore outbursts.
"No, you are going to get rid of it before it’s too late. Once
you have that
thing, you’ll want to keep it, then use it against Luke.
I’m not having it."
Ruth didn’t respond. She didn’t know what to say. Out of
frustration, she started to cry.
"I just don’t know what to do. I’m so scared. I can’t go
through with the abortion, but I don’t think I could have the baby
either." She started to sob uncontrollably.
Mrs. Davis handed her a tissue and finished off her martini,
motioning to the bartender for another.
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