Kylie Peterson is thrilled to get her acceptance letter to be a camp counselor. She’ll not only have a great summer job, but have fun doing it with her best friend. But before se can pack her bags, she has to sign the commitment paperwork and there are some confusing questions on there, like: How long have you been a Christian and give your testimony. What’s all that about? Aren’t people born Christian?
Jewish-born Rachel Cohen is sick of living in the shadow of her dead aunt. Just because she died as a teenager and they share the same name doesn’t mean that will happen to her. But her father continues to make every decision for her, even about how she will wear her hair. Rachel decides to make a few decisions of her own, without telling her father.
Both girls receive a mysterious offer from Jed, Kylie’s cousin, and Rachel’s cousin’s fiancé. He needs their help with the wedding flowers. The girls agree to help, intrigued by the romantic act Jed is planning and by the fact that Jed is a Christian and his fiancé, Davina, is Jewish.
Life becomes more confusing as Davina shares about her faith. How can someone be both Jewish and Christian? Davina’s testimony brings answers to Kylie’s confusion about her camp application, but raises questions in Rachel’s heart. Her family was deeply hurt by Davina’s conversion. But what Davina shares about Yeshua makes sense. What if he was the messiah the Jewish people have been waiting for?
Another great read from Sandra Byrd. What an intriguing story of questions and answers. I had a great time reading about Kylie and Rachel’s struggles and how Davina’s life testimony impacted them. Sadly, this is the fourth, and final, book in the Friends for a Season series. I wish there were more and anxiously await Sandra’s next book. Highly recommended.
Age Range: 9 and up
Part of a Series: Book four in the Friends for a Season series
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers