Published by Sandia Sky Press
Publication Date December 1, 2020
Genres: Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: New Mexico, Texas Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 18-24, 25-34
Written for: Adults
He’s easy-going and charming. She’s hot-tempered and tightly wound. Can they become better together than who they are apart?
Working through the disappointment of a teaching career that isn’t what he expected it to be, Mason Hayes’ otherwise cushy life gets turned upside down by the sudden loss of both parents in a car accident, leaving him with no one in the world. Until, that is, a half-sister he never knew existed shows up.
Hailee Miller-Garcia would do anything for Gina Bennett, including make a trip to meet the brother Gina’s never known – despite the issues Hailee’s having with her mother and little brother. As Mason’s life becomes entangled with her own, his laidback approach challenges her to reevaluate her own ways of dealing with the past, the present, and her dreams for the future.
Delving past friendship and growing into deeper feelings, it’s clear Hailee and Mason are better together. But the road ahead may be rocky and full of unexpected detours, challenging each of them to draw closer to Christ, work through their issues, and dream of a different future for themselves as they become more than a you and a me – they become us.
Have you ever put on a happy face even though you were torn apart inside?
That is exactly what Mason did after his parents were killed in a car crash. Showing the world that all was well so they wouldn’t reject him. He carried so much grief where no one could see it…
Mason was so fun! He was that dorky High School teacher all the kids secretly love because he cares so much about them. My favorite trait of his was how his thoughts would slip out of his mouth before he was able to filter them! Well, that and his huge heart, so ready to care for those around him. It was no wonder Javi found himself looking to Mason for help, advice, and friendship.
Hailee had always been the protector and provider for her family. After all, her mom was never in any condition to do these things. Though she believed in God with all her heart, surrendering her burdens to Him was something she had never done. I remember Hailee from Whatever Comes Our Way by Jaycee Weaver as she struggled to provide for her brother Javi. And keep herself from the clutches of the drug lords seeking the money her mother owed them. So while she had plenty of reason to think everything was up to her, faith doesn’t work like that, does it? As she came to realize, it was a matter of letting go enough to trust Him.
Becoming Us is a lovely story. Readers who enjoy Christian fiction filled with challenging situations that point to Jesus will want to be sure to read it.