The Way It Should Be Release Week!

I can’t even believe it. The Way It Should Be releases into the wilds of the world on Tuesday, February 2!

Thank you to Marylin Furumasu of M F Literary Works for this image

It’s hard to explain the excitement and anxiety all wrapped up in this one crazed author’s brain. I mean, this book, these three hundred and some pages, they carry with them a bit of who I am. And now, all those thoughts and images are out there in black and white for the world to examine.

This book is particularly important to me. Inside the cover you’ll find my passions: faith, family, fiction (of course), and foster care.

I hope Tiff, Zara, and Eve make a lasting impression on your hearts.


After years of estrangement, the lives of Zara Mahoney and her twin sister, Eve, are suddenly and completely intertwined again. Eve’s troubled lifestyle causes the state to take custody of her two children and contact Zara and her husband, asking them to consider foster care. Newlywed Zara thought she’d finally been given a fresh start and feels wholly unprepared to care for a niece and nephew whose existence she wasn’t even aware of.

Meanwhile, Eve may have a real chance to start over this time with the help of Tiff Bradley, who’s dedicated to helping women everyone else has given up on after facing a heartbreaking tragedy in her own family.

Over the course of one summer, all three women’s hearts and lives hang in the balance as Eve desperately works toward a new life. Can they redefine their expectations of how life should be to find the hope they–and those they love–so desperately need?

Christina Suzann Nelson is an inspirational speaker and award-winning author of six books, including More Than We Remember, What Happens Next, and the Christy Award-winning The Way It Should Be. She is the mother of six children and is passionate about helping others find hope after trauma.

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