The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

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Lucy Hansson was ready for a perfect summer with her boyfriend, working at her childhood Bible camp on the lake and spending quality time with her parents. But when her mom's cancer reappears, Lucy falters-in her faith and in her ability to cope. When her boyfriend "pauses" their relationship and her summer job switches to a different camp-one for troubled kids-Lucy isn't sure how much more she can handle. Attempting to accept a new normal, Lucy slowly regains footing among her vibrant, diverse coworkers, Sundays with her mom, and a crush on a fellow counselor. But when long-hidden family secrets emerge, can Lucy set aside her problems and discover what grace really means?

Emotionally-charged and unforgettable, Emery Lord's storytelling shines with the promise of new love and true friendship, even in the face of life's biggest challenges.

About Emery Lord

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EMERY LORD lives in a pink row house in Cincinnati, with a husband, two rescue dogs, and a closet full of impractical shoes. Open Road Summer is her first novel.
Published May 16, 2017 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 416 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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(White) Britain is a much more secular country - culturally Christian, at best - and teenagers here don't often think about their relationship with God, or go to religious summer camps, or partake in religious abstinence.

Jul 11 2018 | Read Full Review of The Names They Gave Us

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As I didn't really like the last book that I read by Lord, but I think I was in the minority with that book!

Jun 14 2017 | Read Full Review of The Names They Gave Us

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