I am really interested in supporting our local Kansas authors and I came across writer Tracie Peterson. She wrote The Long Awaited Child, a story of Tess Holbrook who desires deep in her heart to become a mother. She and her husband have tried everything under her doctor’s care. Tess feels hopeless until one day a friend of hers mentions adoption. Tess considers adoption, an idea with which she comes to terms with after much soul searching. A wonderful opportunity arises when a hurting teenager named Sherry comes in the picture- Sherry is a foster child and pregnant; She trusts no one and most of all Tess! Although, Tess and Sherry are at odds with each other; Tess and her husband offer their home to her and while are praying to adopt the baby. Tess realizes this is a test of her faith and remembers her past while everything collides in Tess’s and Sherry’s lives. They both discover the struggles of the heart, faith and family.