Isn’t that something everyone wants to be?


Gina has done everything she could to please her parents, gain her friends’ approval, and get that one guy’s attention, but it never seems to be enough. There’s no pleasing everybody.


She’s struggling just to get through the year when a mysterious guy abruptly decides to become part of her life and disrupts everything she’s ever believed in.


Could he actually be right? Is perfection really unattainable? Or by listening to him will everything she’s worked for fall apart?

Reading "Perfect" in a group?

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Gina's life was finally coming together--learning to stand up for herself, making real friends, dating the best guy. And then everything changed.

Now she's starting a new life in rural Tennessee, hundreds of miles from everyone she's ever known and loved.

Is God really all she needs to get by? When things start slipping from her grasp, old ghosts appearing, Gina has to make a decision--figure out things alone or admit that she needs help.

The heartbreaking novella of Gina's life between the bittersweet ending of Perfect and the new adventure coming in Different.



​Hi Nancy,

I really enjoyed your book and I hope you continue writing. There were so many situations where I could relate to Gina and I’m thankful that you talked about them. I really liked the idea of having Alisa be sort of the antagonist at the end because I think as women, we often feel jealous of others and feel the need to put others down. Honestly, I’ve been at low points in my life where I hate others because of things that may not even be their fault. It’s so refreshing and it reminds me that I’m not alone at all.​

Dear Nancy,

I really loved your book. It was super relatable and easy to read. This story has really helped me to understand a lot about myself and how God views me. I was hanging onto every page. I definitely read the sequel to this book, because I would like to see how things play out between Joel and Gina.



Dear Nancy,

I really loved your book. Honestly, at first, I expected it to be a really cheesy and conventional story, but it wasn’t. It was complex and intriguing. I couldn’t stop reading; I had to know what would happen next. I was sad when it ended.

Thank you for investing time into so many young women,


Your book had me intrigued the whole time. Gina character was very well developed and relatable. The book was up to date and touched on true life events. If you do ever make a second book I would love to know Gina’s college experience and if Joel and her relationship develops. I was happy when she told her parents how she felt and the response she got back. I was sad when the book ended, the book was well written for a short teen story.


I really enjoyed your book! The book was so relatable at so many moments. Your writing was so good! I felt like I was actually there witnessing everything as I was reading.


Dear Nancy,

I loved this book and that’s saying a lot because I only read horror. This book shed some light on my own life and I could really relate with the main character, Gina. I loved Joel’s role in the book, how he helped her out of the “perfect” cycle.

All the girls in my class hour had a lot of fun reading it. We would beg Mrs. Harrison “just one more chapter.”

This book has a lot of great lessons, and I will gladly recommend this to someone else one day.


Zoey 😊

Miss Nancy,

I really liked your book. As I read it, I saw a lot of myself in Gina. I don’t get grades nearly as good as hers and I’m not a pastor’s daughter, but I can relate to the way she feels.

I liked the fact that I was able to relate so much to Gina and that I was always able to visualize the scenes as they were happening and put myself in her play, feel what she was feeling. I felt the message of this book on a spiritual level, and at points it made me want to cry.

Good luck!



Dear Nancy,

Your book is an amazing book, that portrays the life of almost every teenage girl. Gina reminds me of myself and how much I let people walk all over me. However, I am going to change that with the help of God! I hope all your other books are coming smoothly! I know God has a lot in store for you!



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