Kristi loves caring for her young son, Jason, and her elderly mother. Living with her mother meant that Kristi spendt a lot of time growing up in shelters and on the street. When Kristiís mother suddenly disappeared, it was Gram who searched her out and gave her a place to live. She wasnít even surprised or disappointed when, as a teen, Kristi discovered that she was pregnant. That night is forever etched in Kristiís mind, as is the guilt that comes with each remembrance.
Shana and Kristi are unlikely best friends. Shana has always been the perfect society daughter, joining all the right clubs and attending all the right parties. But Shana has a secret that even her best friend doesnít know, and if Shana canít share it soon, it will threaten her happiness.
Craig has failed at the one thing he was good at: playing baseball. Faced with choosing another career, Craig turns to the one thing he has observed firsthand, the ministry. Craigís grandfather was a great minister loved by his immediate and extended family. When his grandfather dies suddenly, it seems to Craig that this field is his destiny. The deal is made, and Craig finds himself pastoring a church in Fairbrook, a small town in California.
Renee is a foster child with a baby on the way. When she determines to strike out on her own, an unlikely acquaintance points her toward Fairbrook, assuring her that she will find everything she needs in this small town.
The guilt that we carry and the inability to forgive ourselves is a great burden to carry. Finding someone who can help to lift that burden, or even just share it, is a great gift. With a style reminiscent of Faith Baldwinís small towns and Grace Livingston Hillís characters, Judy Duarte takes readers again to Fairbrook in Entertaining Angels to remind us that there is always hope.