Drenched in Light Author:Lisa Wingate Deep in my heart, a part of me will always be barefoot, running through the shallows of Mulberry Creek, with my eyes closed and my arms stretched out like I could fly. — Once a gifted ballet dancer, Julia Costell understands the joy of body and soul lost in a perfect moment. But after buckling under the demands of a professional dance care... more »er, she's landed with a thud as a guidance counselor at a performing arts high school. Living with her parents and feeling lost, Julia is afraid she'll never soar again. Until the day young Dell Jordan is sent to her office.
In Dell's writing, Julia recognizes not only her own despair, but also luminous sparks of hope. But as Julia fi ghts to forge a brighter future for one disadvantaged student, she is drawn into startling undercurrents of conflict and denial within the academy. Only then does she begin to discover where real meaning and fulfillment lie, and realize that even though her life has seemed off course, she's been on the right path all along.« less
The 4th book in the "Tending Roses" series, is the first one where most of the action takes place away from the farm and Hindsville -- in Kansas City where Karen and James have settled with Dell Jordan. While Dell features prominently in the book, the story is really about her guidance counselor at her new school. Insightful and heartwarming, and a decent read.