Book Details

Would You Offer A Stranger A Hand Up?

Would you offer a stranger a hand up? In this compelling debut novel, a young woman finds herself alone and in need. She reaches out to three strangers asking them to put their faith to the test and what transpires will transform them all. Through snapshots in time we glimpse into the lives of four ordinary women who committed to trust in God and each other. A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to programs that support women and children in need.


Book Excerpt

Who do you trust when you have no choice? Gretta: "I couldn't actually cheat on my husband but I could poison him and watch him slowly die." Angela: "I was not comfortable with feeling settled, thinking if I was content there must be something I was missing but never able to put my finger on what that might be." Hillary: "The struggle was not with the fact that what I had done was wrong, for I knew it was. It was my state of mind at the time. As I thought about it, what troubled me was this idea that in the same circumstances, I might do it again, almost surely would."


About the Author

Deanna Nese

Deanna Nese has an MA in Multicultural Education from California State University Dominguez Hills. She teaches English and History to middle school students. Her Flash Fiction has been published in the VC Reporter. Her short story, "Mother" (an excerpt from her novel, "Shelter in Place") has been published in Fandemonium 2014. She lives with her husband and two children in Ventura County California. She can be contacted at