Like many
is losing
countless rejections in
Amy Inspired (Bethany
House), written by
Bethany Pierce. After
wondering how in the
world she’ll pay the bills,
Amy accepts a job as an
English professor in a
small Ohio town. Adding
additional fuel to her
angst is a diminished
relationship with her
current boyfriend.
Just when hope is feeling
especially grim, she meets
an attractive, charming,
unavailable man who
really shakes things up in
her life—for good and for
bad, something she’s
forced to reconcile as she
investigates the state of
her faith and dreams.
“Ultimately, Amy Inspired
is about
the fear of
and about
the nature of success from
a biblical standpoint,” says
Pierce. “As Amy nears 30,
realizing she may never
be the best-selling novelist
she’d hoped to become—or the wife, or the mother,
or the brilliant academic—she finally begins to look
for counter-cultural
ways to evaluate and
define success.”

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About The Author

After completing a master's in Creative Writing and working as a visiting instructor at Miami University in Ohio, Bethany Pierce now lives with her husband in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she is a  member of the McGuffey Art Center and continues to write. Her first book, Feeling for Bones, was one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2007.