When one woman is caught in the act of her greatest transgression, it's the beginning of her greatest transformation. . .
It started innocently: a coincidental meeting between old high school friends--first loves--at Butterfly's business, The Painted Lady Flower Shop. Then came lunch, then confessions of unhappy marriages, loneliness. It went on that way for years between Butterfly and Ethan. That's how they built the soul tie--the bond that, despite their devotion to God, has now led to adultery. And as with all things done in secret, they've been found out. Well, Butterfly has.
As a leader in her church, Butterfly is suddenly cast into the spotlight. But she soon realizes she's being used as a pawn to bring down a new pastor--a young man who is upsetting tradition by preaching about real-life issues real people deal with. People like Butterfly. And as she faces a challenging search for truth, forgiveness, and the real meaning of love, she may finally break out of her cocoon. . .
There are enough tears, hugs, and lessons learned before summer's over to appease readers, young and adult, who like a good dose of faith with their fiction. --Publishers Weekly
on Ray of Hope
Griggs address[es] the challenges of living by Biblical rules with homespun humor. Fans will be pleased. --Publishers Weekly
on The Truth Is the Light
A smart novel that addresses an issue that many in the church shy away from--divorce--with frank realism.--Library Journal
on Practicing What You Preach
Vanessa's rich stories of faith in action always hit the writing trifecta--they make you laugh, cry, and yearn for more. --Angela Benson, National bestselling author
I absolutely love Vanessa's unique writing style. She is one of a kind. --Mary Monroe, New York Times