Changes are in the air for Melissa Rose Hartley, a girl who likes life to be predictable. She enjoys family traditions, serving others and spending time at her beloved Southern Shores with close friends and family.
In juvenile fiction title Beads of Change, Melissa's superb summer visit with her grandmother draws to a close and the girl finds herself faced with disheartening changes when her sister heads off to college, her mother decides to go back to work and her brother seems headed for trouble.
How will Melissa Rose deal with these challenges as she enters middle school? Find out how she forges ahead and yearns for meaning in her young life.
During the following summer, Melissa's entries in her diary allow her to note imporant truths, which she calls "beads," and discover the glorious "chain" that links the beads of her life together.
Author Carol Joyce, a former teacher, shares her faith and the importance of having a serving heart in this inspirational story for young people.