Nicole O’Dell’s The Diamond Estates series debuts with The Wishing Pearl (Barbour). A conflicted 16-year-old leaves her messed-up life behind and moves into a home for troubled teens.

“All my books mean something special to me and are borne out of many of my own choices or experiences,” Nicole shares. “But these, in many ways are the story of finding my own faith and hope at a residential Teen Challenge center when I was a teen. In The Wishing Pearl, the reasons Olivia landed at Diamond Estates and the path she walked to get there are very different than my own, but Olivia and I shared the same need—Jesus.”

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About The Author

Nicole O’Dell and husband Wil have six children, including triplets. Nicole and Wil began a youth group at their church where Nicole focuses on the teaching and Bible study application. Her writing includes devotionals and Bible studies for women of all ages,as well as many YA books, including the popular Scenarios for Girls interactive fiction series and the upcoming Diamond Estates Series, 10/11.She’s also the host of Teen Talk Radio.