Embark on a compelling journey with "Lilly of Penn Yan," a stirring narrative about the extraordinary friendship between two teen girls, Lilly and Emily. With Lilly being a Caucasian Messianic Jew and Emily, an African American Born Again Christian, their faith is a binding force that helps them confront the trials of life.
The story brings to life Lilly's struggle to adjust to a new life in Penn Yan, New York, her passion for riding horses, long-distance running, and the tender moments shared with Emily. They explore their religious beliefs together, fend off a group of troublemakers, and pour out their feelings about their youthful lives.
Facing prejudice in her old school in Florida, will Lilly find acceptance in her new school in New York? Will the hills of Penn Yan, and the separation from Emily, prove to be too much for Lilly?
"Lilly of Penn Yan" is a rich, warm tale of friendship, resilience, and faith, inspired by many of the author's personal experiences. The narrative seamlessly blends fiction with reality, creating a captivating story that appeals to young readers and adults alike.