When 15-year-old Lisa Manterfield discovers the sport of orienteering, the self-described “uncoordinated nerd” unearths a deep passion and an unexpected athletic talent. But when tragedy strikes, she finds strength and the healing power of solitude through an unlikely mentor-an out-of-shape sports psychologist who teaches her the importance-and the means-of saying, “I love you,” before it’s too late.
Anna was perfect in rehearsals, calmly explaining her change of plans to her parents.
But now, on center stage, with all their expectation hanging on her, can she make them understand this feeling inside her? If she chooses to follow her dream, will she lose the two people who have always been her biggest fans?
First published in The Saturday Evening Post
Josh had always had a taste for the spicy life: No food too hot, no woman too adventurous, no destination too untamed. But lately he found he enjoyed the stability that Dani called “a rut.” He felt settled, like an adult, rooted.
So when Dani’s eyes sparkle again with a sense of excitement, of some uncharted territory about to be discovered, Josh suddenly has a taste for a different kind of life.