Just 18 Summers

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Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Mar 21, 2014 - Fiction - 384 pages
Winner of the 2014 CLASS Reunion Kudos Book Award, fiction category.
After the tragic death of Butch Browning’s wife, Jenny, four families begin to realize how precious—and fleeting—their time together is. Each is at a different stage in life: Butch is facing single parenthood. The O’Reillys are expecting their first child. The Andersons are approaching an empty nest, and the Buckleys are so focused on providing their children with everything that they’ve forgotten what they truly need. With just eighteen summers before their children are grown, how do they make the most of that time when life so often gets in the way?

As summer flies by, each of these parents must learn about guilt and grace . . . and when to hold on to their kids and when to let go.
 

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This book was a fine crafted story. Because I am a mother of two teenage sons, as I read this story I felt a little guilt about some of my past parenting times. I do try to pick my battles, but I ... Read full review

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Just 18 Summers, a novel by Rene Gutteridge and Michelle Cox, is inspiring, emotional, and God filled. This novel is told from the point of view of four different families and takes place after the ... Read full review

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Contents

Butch
1
Beth
15
Larry
21
Butch
29
Beth
35
Daphne
47
Beth
55
Butch
69
Tippy
213
Butch
221
Beth
225
Helen
233
Butch
241
Beth
251
Charles
261
Tippy
265

Beth
77
Butch
83
Helen
93
Larry
103
Tippy
109
Charles
115
Butch
121
Beth
129
Helen
137
Daphne
145
Butch
151
Charles
159
Beth
169
Butch
175
Beth
181
Butch
189
Beth
193
Daphne
205
Butch
273
Charles
279
Beth
293
Butch
301
Beth
307
Larry
315
Beth
323
Daphne
329
Helen
339
Charles
347
Daphne
351
Charles
355
Butch
359
A Note from Michelle Cox
365
Acknowledgments
367
About the Authors
371
Discussion Questions
373
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