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Leap of Faith

Jamie Blair


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Can true love be built on lies? A teen on the run seeks relief and redemption in this gripping, romantic read.

Leah Kurtz has finally found a place to call home, a town where she and baby Addy can live in peace, far from the drug-infested place she grew up. Chris is one of the best parts of her new life, the only person who’s ever made her feel safe. And now that she’s found him, there’s no way she can tell the truth:

Her real name is Faith, not Leah. She’s seventeen, not nineteen. And the baby isn’t hers—Faith kidnapped her.

Faith’s history catches up with her when a cop starts asking questions and Chris’s aunt spots her picture in the newspaper. She knows it’s time to run again, but if Faith leaves, she’ll lose Chris. If Chris is in love with a lie, though, did Faith ever really have him in the first place?

Praise For Leap of Faith

"Just a marvelous debut, moving and suspenseful."
— starred review, Kirkus Reviews

"Well done, Jamie Blair. You've written a unique, compelling page-turner that managed to break my heart and create a beautiful love story in the process."
— Julie Cross, author of Tempest

"This story is riveting, inspirational, and shines a light on how much better life becomes when one decides to follow her heart. Readers will appreciate the power of positive energy that radiates from the pages."
— Susane Colasanti, author of All I Need, So Much Closer, and Keep Holding On

"So what if I was exhausted? So what if I had to be up at dawn? Once I dove into Leap of Faith, nothing could stop me from turning the pages."
— Sonya Sones, author of What My Mother Doesn't Know and To Be Perfectly Honest (A Novel Based on an Untrue Story)

"Compulsively readable."
— School Library Journal

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 9781442447134, 240pp.

Publication Date: September 3, 2013

About the Author

Jamie Blair lives in Northeast Ohio with her husband, their two kids, and a cat that broke into their house and refused to leave. She won a young author’s contest in third grade, but it probably shouldn’t count since her mom wrote most of her entry. Leap of Faith is her first novel. She promises her mom didn’t write one word of it. Visit Jamie at