Loneliness felt safe...

Blaming himself for the death of his father, college junior Shawn Carpenter is all about taking care of his family, working hard, and paying penance. Friendship and romance? Not for him, not while his family pays for the sins of his past. He has to make up for everything he lost them.

Then a stranger introduces him to God and invites him to join a college youth group, and his world turns upside down. He barely remembers this stuff—friendship, laughter, conversation? It’s wild. And then there’s the boss’s daughter, completely unobtainable, but wow. She makes a guy dream, and he’s pretty much forgotten how to do that, too.

But with all the people in his life comes disclosure. Secrets get exposed. Reality steps in, and his reality isn’t pretty. What if they all find out the truth about Shawn Carpenter? Is it worth the risk? He thought God had a great plan for his life, but some days it feels like he’s just been set up for disaster.

Adventure, danger, romance… Welcome to the Boys of Summer, a contemporary new adult Christian series for teens and anyone who appreciates the challenges of stepping into adulthood.

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