Libby Abbott leads a seemingly charmed life: she works from a beautiful home in a rich neighborhood as an aspiring author and has a handsome and successful husband who supports her dreams. But behind closed doors are the suspicions of infidelity, failed pregnancies, a writing career that’s virtually non-existent, and a heart that is so far from God, she’s not sure she knows the way back. When Libby’s short story and headshot land on the desk of literary agent, Jason Randall, he is intrigued by the grace with which she handles her characters and her stunning smile. He’s convinced that she’s his next best-selling author. Publishing is the last thing on Libby’s mind, but Jason’s eagerness to see her succeed pushes her in a direction she never thought she’d travel again – towards the God of her youth, who dares her to embrace life amidst all of the chaos.
Praise for Nor Forsake
“It’s about time a modern Christian writer recognized that readers are ready for more than just sweet, prescribed, neatly-packaged “religious” romance. Guess what? We’re divorced, hurt, stressed out, and angry. We’ve miscarried, declared bankruptcy and had affairs. We’ve hurt people and hurt ourselves. We’ve told God “thanks, but no thanks” and turned away for a time. We cuss and drink. Presley seems to get this and does not shy away from deep hurts in her books.
Nor Forsake is Julie Presley’s second book. Presley, a self-described edgy Christian romance author, takes everyday struggles with Christians and non-Christians alike and weaves them into believable, recognizable and realistic situations in which nearly every adult can relate. In Nor Forsake, Presley introduces us to Libby Abbott, an aspiring writer embroiled in personal and legal battles, who reconnects with God and rediscovers the blessing of being open and obedient. Literary agent, Jason Randall, well-past his personal struggles and enjoying a mature faith in God and direct communication with Him on a regular basis, learns the value of giving space for someone to heal and listening to the will of God instead of the press of his libido.” – Jana Craft, Ph.D Winona State University