Local author Jean De Vries will be signing copies of her first novel, Bestow On Us Your Grace, at Thistles Flower Shop in Pella on Saturday, December 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The event will celebrate the holiday release of De Vries’s book, winner of the Write Place 2016 Book Contest. Bestow On Us Your Grace tells the story of Kirsten Walker and Silas Miller, two young people who come from very different worlds.
Kirsten’s life has never been picture-perfect, and when she learns that she is facing an unplanned pregnancy at the age of 18, the picture seems even bleaker. But when Silas Miller, her Amish neighbor, steps into her life, she finds an unexpected source of strength, compassion, and friendship.
“They really help each other,” said De Vries. “They end up coming together, teaching each other about God’s plan for life, and understanding how He works—and it’s not always the way we expect.”
“I fell in love with Kirsten and Silas’s story as I edited the project,” said Sarah Purdy, Write Place book coordinator. “I think Jean’s book is special, and I am very excited to help her share it with the Pella community at the book signing.” Bestow on Us Your Grace is the Write Place’s seventy-sixth book.
Copies of Bestow On Us Your Grace will be available for purchase at the event. The Write Place will also have many of its other titles available, on sale just in time for the holidays!