Long-Awaited Sequel Delivers Hope and Faith to Young Readers
Reliance on the Spirit, a young girl’s faith is tested and she
must find the strength to persevere and decide between right and
Peggy L. Headlund’s much
anticipated sequel to Innocence: Simplicity of Spirit is
here—with the irrepressible Lilia Faith Christian, who is now
older (thirteen), but not always wiser!
Lilia lives on a ranch
in Wailua, Kauai with her parents, Jacob and Francine, and her
grandfather, Apelehama, and his new wife, Mandy. Lilia is a
musical prodigy, but her temper still gets her into trouble,
especially when it comes to Jimmy Rose, the boy she’s known
since the first grade. The two butt heads constantly and
seemingly hate each other. Mele, Lilia’s best friend, and
Lilia’s grandfather try to bring spiritual awareness to Lilia’s
behavior, but the two have problems taming such a wild, confident spirit in
a determined young lady.
Lilia’s in store for
many lessons—her talent takes her to winning a $10,000 musical
scholarship, modeling, and becoming an internationally known
celebrity. But with fame comes other problems, and Lilia will
encounter those who wish to destroy her faith, crush her spirit,
and even threaten her life. As Lilia matures and is faced with
the temporal temptations that are strewn in her path, she will
have to decide what is really important.
Headlund’s sequel book is a
breath of fresh air for young readers. It brings modern day
issues to the forefront, yet incorporates a message of faith,
truth, and values.