09 November 2018

Swimming in the Deep End | Spotlight & Excerpt

Welcome to the blog blitz & giveaway for Swimming in the Deep End by Christina Suzann Nelson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


A moving novel entwining the many faces of motherly love.

Jillian Connors has the perfect daughter: loving and smart, she’s an Olympic hopeful with a bright future. But when Gabby becomes pregnant, Jillian fears that future is lost. Worse, she must confront her own secret past and hope the decisions she’s made don’t drown their whole family.

Gabby can’t believe God let this happen to her. She knew the risks, but who thinks about that when they’re in love? Now she has to face the consequences–and the disappointed stares from everyone who thought she was the perfect Christian girl. At least she has the baby’s father, Travis. Nothing can tear them apart, right?

Margaret Owens had determined dreams for her son. She’s furious that Gabby’s pregnancy jeopardizes his college baseball scholarship and terrified that Travis will be trapped in a life of struggle and poverty–the life she’s tried so hard to save him from. She’ll do anything to protect him–even if it means forcing him to leave Gabby.

Stacey Meyers is aching for a child of her own. But the son she was meant to adopt was taken before she could hold him in her arms. It feels like she’ll never stop mourning; even the move to this new town hasn’t distracted her from the pain. How can she and her husband find peace? Is there any hope of a family in their future?

And in the midst of all this . . . an unborn baby. Whose arms will hold him in the end?

Publisher: Kregel Publications
Release Date: September 25, 2018


Margaret Owens

I pull a bar towel from the shelf below the counter and wipe at a sticky area where a child ate pancakes earlier. “Why are you always inviting me to your church?”

One half of his mouth tips up. “I like seeing you. You’re fun and kind and, well”—his gaze drops to his coffee—“you’re pretty.”

My hand stops mid-swipe. Is he serious? I’m a mess. A waitress who works more than full-time only to leave this grease pit and clean other people’s houses. I have four sons and no husband, and everyone in town knows the details of that derailment. My oldest son is locked up, and my second, Kyle, would be if he hadn’t joined the Marines. The youngest hardly steps out of the cave he calls a room. If it weren’t for Travis, I’d have given up and died a long time ago. One out of four. Not good numbers in the parenting game.

I try to look into his eyes, but I can’t take the sincerity there. “Officer Hobbs, you don’t know what you’re talking about.”


Christina Suzann Nelson, inspirational speaker and award-winning author of If We Make It Home, is celebrating the release of Swimming in the Deep End, on September 25, 2018. She writes and speaks about hope after dysfunction. Christina is over the top about her passions, including the stories created somewhere in the twists and turns of her less-than-focused brain. When she’s not writing, she’s working with the Every Child initiative, chasing escaped steers, reading, breathing in the sweet smell of her horse, hiking with her dog, or enjoying her just-as-crazy family.


(1) winner will receive (US only)

a print copy of Swimming in the Deep End
$10 Amazon gift card
Swimming in the Deep End water bottle

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