About the Book

Essie in Progress

by Marjorie Presten

Today, Essie felt confident, in charge, in control. But all that could change so easily…

In a matter of seconds, two small children replaced Essie’s short-lived illusion of confidence with the reality of chaos. When did happily-ever-after begin? Where was her fairy-tale rescue? There must be more to life, to motherhood, than this. All the trials, the temper tantrums, the disasters must lead to a glorious ending eventually. There simply must be more significance to the routine, the mundane, the hassles of raising children.

She ached to find it.

Can Essie continue to juggle her job, her motherly duties, her impulsive husband and a forlorn father-in-law who has taken up residence in a dilapidated sailboat?

For every well-meaning, time-starved wife and mother, ESSIE IN PROGRESS is a clever foray into a life so harried and yet so familiar. Writing with a unique style and genuine Southern sensibility, author Marjorie Presten offers a stirring message about discovering and embracing life as it’s meant to be lived --- the life God wants for you.

“A remarkable story that validates the endless spin of a working mother, homemaker, wife, lover and friend in today’s fast-paced lifestyle. In the end, God’s grace shows up right where it’s needed.” --Thomas D. Phillips, M.A. MFC, D.Min, President, Atlanta Care Center, Inc.

ESSIE IN PROGRESS © Copyright 2011 by Marjorie Presten. Reprinted with permission by Kregel Publications. All rights reserved.

Essie in Progress
by Marjorie Presten

  • Publication Date: April 1, 2009
  • Genres: Christian, Fiction
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Kregel Publications
  • ISBN-10: 082543565X
  • ISBN-13: 9780825435652