In the summer of her sophomore year of high school Beth begins to feel that she has missed out on the activities and friendships that other teenagers her age have experienced. As an only child she has been raised by her mother and grandmother who are devoutly religious. Beth's only outlet is going to church activities. Her mother has tried to protect her from sinful outside forces because of her own heart break of having a child out of wedlock.
Beth decides this summer will begin a new chapter in her life. She meets a young man and they fall in love and decide to get married. Her mother is not going to allow this to happen and thus the struggle begins. Beth starts a journey to live life with all its complexities which transforms her into a woman that in the end would make a mother proud.
About the Author
Mary Pryor Porter is a teacher, poet, writer, blogger and author of the new novel “Distance Too Far: A Young Girl’s Spiritual Journey.”
Mary’s 20 years of experience as a High School teacher shines through her novel revealing the struggles of a teenage girl and her transformation into adulthood.
Mary has a MEd in Special Education from Kent State University, and an MA in Communication in Training and Development from the University of Akron.
Mary is a member of the Council of Exceptional Children (CEC) and a member of the Assoc. for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).
Mary is a published poet in Echoes of Yesterday by The National Library of Poetry (Editor), the poem “God’s Love, Peace and Joy.” She is also published in the International Who's Who in Poetry ( Various) (Author) poem, “Untitled.”
Mary is a lifelong learner who writes through the lens of transformative living by, 2 Cor. 11:13 but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.