This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Watch Over Me
(Bethany House October 1, 2009)
Christa Parrish

Christa Parrish graduated high school at 16, with every intention of becoming a surgeon. After college, however, her love of all things creative led her in another direction, and she worked in both theatre and journalism.

A winner of Associated Press awards for her reporting, Christa gave up her career after the birth of her son, Jacob. She continued to write from home, doing pro bono work for the New York Family Policy Council, where her articles appeared in Focus on the Family’s Citizen magazine. She was also a finalist in World magazine’s WORLDview short story contest, sponsored by WestBow press. She now teaches literature and writing to high school students, is a homeschool mom, and lives with her husband, author Chris Coppernoll, and son in upstate New York, where she is at work on her third novel.


Her Rescue Might Be the Miracle They Needed Things like this don’t happen in Beck County. Deputy Benjamin Patil is the one to find the infant girl, hours old, abandoned in a field. As police work to identify the mother, Ben and his wife, Abbi, seem like the obvious couple to serve as foster parents. But the newborn’s arrival opens old wounds for Abbi and shines a harsh light on how much Ben has changed since a devastating military tour. Their marriage teeters on the brink and now they must choose to reclaim what they once had or lose each other forever.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Watch Over Me, go HERE

Learn more about Christa and her books on her Website


Emotionally charged novel of a couple whose distant marriage is haunted by his nightmares of his military experiences in Afghanistan and her struggles with a distorted self image. When they become foster parents of an abandoned newborn, Ben and Abbi are forced to work together to care for her. The couple then becomes involved with Matthew, a deaf high school boy who needs a kidney transplant, when he begins to do odd jobs around their house. With the baby Silvia at the center, the lives of the Patils and Matthew become woven together in a story full of twists and surprises.

Watch Over Me is a story that covers some difficult situations that are hard to read at times…but it ultimately reveals that only the Lord can change lives of total despair to lives of joy and peace.