Kate’s life has always included her religion. Her mother has always been involved in the very conservative Holy Divine Church, and Kate used to be devout as well. Recent events, however, have shaken her faith – her father’s sudden death and her mother’s refusal to hold a funeral, for example. Now Kate and her mother have moved to Maine to help her elderly aunt run a bed and breakfast. It’s a chance at a fresh start for Kate; she won’t attend church events with her mother, or wear the long skirts that the girls at the Holy Divine Church have to wear to school, instead wearing her running shorts and joining the cross-country team as an extra-curricular activity now that she’s not spending all her time at church. She makes new non-church friends and actually begins to see some of the world outside of her mother’s sheltered church community….
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