They could not have been more wrong. Their first year of college did not go as expected. Everything that they took for granted fell apart in ways they never could have foreseen. This weekend is their last chance to put themselves back together.
The Inconvenient Process of Falling describes the real struggle of growing up and accepting the unpleasant realization that life is not going to turn out exactly how you planned. It depicts the real coming-of-age experience of returning home and seeing how much you’ve changed. Ultimately, it’s a novel about realizing that friends are the family you get to choose.
These seven friends undergo the same experience endured by all nineteen-year-olds. It’s a time of transition and trying to stay afloat in this strange state of quasi-adulthood. Growing up is a strange process, and this novel shows that no one is exempt from it. No matter where you live, where you go to school, or what aspirations you use to define yourself, nineteen is a hell of a year. The hardships endured at this age – the money troubles and family struggles and broken hearts that are an inevitable part of growing up – are their own brand of battle. When you emerge scarred and battered and kind of an adult, you probably still don’t know what you want to do with your life or how you’re going to become a full person, but you know who your friends really are, and that’s all you can ask for.
Katie Neipris has always loved writing. Born and raised in Seal Beach, California, she spent her childhood at the beach, playing softball, and reading everything she could get her hands on. Katie graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA, where she studied English and Film, Television, & Digital Media. She spent summer 2012 studying abroad at Oxford and traveling around Europe, a life-changing experience that she credits with inspiring her to fully become a writer.
Katie currently works in film and television development, and is excited to continue writing for multiple formats. The Inconvenient Process of Falling is her first novel and she looks forward to writing many more.
Katie and her college roommates are still happily cohabitating in Los Angeles. They spend their time at the beach, watching movies, cheering on the Bruins, and getting into as many shenanigans as possible.
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She'll have to let go of the past in order to find a love that could last a lifetime.
All I wanted when I moved to Fairhope was to disappear. I wanted to become a ghost. A stranger to everyone who knew me before, including my parents. Especially my parents. I never expected to become someone. A friend. A faithful employee. A scholar. And least of all, a lover. Love is a word I never truly understood until I moved here and witnessed it with my own eyes. My own heart.
I always believed love was a fairy tale, and now that I'm starting to fall for Fairhope's most eligible billionaire, Preston Wright, it all feels like some cruel joke. A dream I need to shake myself out of before it's too late. Before I make the same mistakes my mother made and end up right back where I started.
I know I should stay as far away from him as possible, but fate keeps pulling us back together. I've never been so afraid of something in my life. And I've never wanted someone more.
This is Book 4 of the Fairhope series. While each book can be read as a stand-alone, some characters, interactions, and events will be more meaningful if you follow this series from the beginning. The series is now complete!
Book 1: The Trouble With Goodbye (FREE!!)
Book 2: The Moment We Began
Book 3: A Season For Hope
Book 4: The Fear of Letting Go
Book 5. A Life With No Regrets
Book 6: The Trouble With I Do
This is a story about joining forces and beating the odds. A story about changing your life, and the lives of those you love most... together.
Best-selling author Jen Hatmaker is convinced life can be lovely and fun and courageous and kind. She reveals with humor and style how Jesus’ embarrassing grace is the key to dealing with life's biggest challenge: people. The majority of our joys, struggles, thrills, and heartbreaks relate to people, beginning with ourselves and then the people we came from, married, birthed, live by, go to church with, don’t like, don’t understand, fear, compare ourselves to, and judge. Jen knows how the squeeze of this life can make us competitive and judgmental, how we can lose love for others and then for ourselves. She reveals how to:Break free of guilt and shame by dismantling the unattainable Pinterest life.Learn to engage our culture’s controversial issues with a grace-first approach.Be liberated to love and release the burden of always being right. Identify the tools you already have to develop real-life, all-in, know-my-junk-but-love-me-anyway friendships.Escape our impossible standards for parenting and marriage by accepting the standard of “mostly good.”Laugh your butt off.
In this raucous ride to freedom for modern women, Jen Hatmaker bares the refreshing wisdom, wry humor, no-nonsense faith, liberating insight, and fearless honesty that have made her beloved by women worldwide.
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