Every day, Paige Redwine is haunted by a choice she made when she was only seventeen. Now, just past forty, still single, she lives a tidy, controlled life as a well-respected English professor at a college in Nashville. Nothing could prepare her for the day Treha Langsam—the daughter she secretly placed for adoption—walks into her classroom as a student, unknowingly confronting Paige with both her greatest longing and her greatest fear.
As Treha sets aside the search for her birth mother to concentrate on her education, Paige summons the courage to reach out to her daughter, never dreaming her actions will transform them both as she faces a past she thought she'd laid to rest.
Looking into You continues the story of Treha Langsam introduced in Chris' award-winning novel Every Waking Moment, but can also be read and enjoyed as a standalone story. The two novels are also available in a combined eBook edition titled The Treha Collection.
Looking into You originally released in eBook format in January 2017 and was awarded the 2017 Christy Award in the Short Form category. For a complete list of 2017 winners and finalists, please visit the Christy Awards website.
Treha Langsam walked into my life a few years ago and her story was published in September of 2013 as Every Waking Moment. At the end of that book, I let readers peek into the heart of someone dear to Treha—someone she hadn't met. That person was her mother.
For years I've heard, "When are you going to let us in on the rest of the story?" That time is here. I worked on the story, set it aside, worked on it some more, and what we came up with is, I think, a satisfying conclusion to Treha's saga.
Now, as with all my stories, there are some twists and turns, and I hope you'll understand why Treha's mother did what she did and that you'll forgive her. If you enjoyed meeting Treha, you'll love participating in the unveiling her mother presents.
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— Christine, Fiction Editor, Christian Book Distributors
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