MURFREESBORO— This week, author Kayla Shai celebrates the nationwide release of her new Christian coming-of-age novel, “Comfort.”
In the story, readers will meet Layla Sue, a 13-year-old girl on the verge of growing up in what could be her most memorable years as a teenager. With her world currently residing within the walls of a hospital room; a sickness pulling her in and out of death; and flashbacks of her uneasy, unsettling and abusive past; life may have seemed unbearable.
Fortunately for Layla, she has a God who is persistent in his pursuit toward her. He is relentless for her heart. With a God fighting for her, a cute boy playing with her attentions, and a family’s untiring love and support, Layla Sue’s hospital stay may be more complex and fulfilling than she imagined.
In one heart-wrenching moment, Layla Sue will come face-to-face with the God she had labeled a fraud her whole life. Will her stubbornness keep her from the comfort and peace God wants to provide? Or will she find her comfort elsewhere?
Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at tatepublishing.com, or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.
Shai’s writing credentials include being published in North Georgia Leisure Magazine and having her various short stories and poems posted within her blog. She is about to graduate from Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree in film and a minor in theatre. She is looking forward to this new, incredible, challenging and most fruitful journey as a young author.