Book Five Friendship Heirloom: Perception
Elaina Houston has had it drilled into her from birth that she has to look picture-perfect, act, speak and perform perfectly. When she couldn't live up to the impossible expectations of her parents, she threw herself away--and paid a horrible price for her destructive surrender. But she has a second chance to turn her life around, and she won't ever let another person decide who and what she needs to be. Even as she colors outside the lines, her internal conflicts prevent her from experiencing peace over the slightest failure. In part, that's why Ethan Lynwood, her co-worker, best friend and all-around handyman, is so good for her. Ethan expects nothing from her and he seems to accept her just the way she is, even when she's a mess...even when she's a mess...maybe especially when she is.
Ethan's spent his lifetime making stupid mistakes--because he'd believed his own wisdom was infallible. He found out the hard way that God is in control and we all need humility, humanity, and a helping hand. And sometimes the most accurate reflection comes from accepting that we're not perfect but we're loved unconditionally anyway.