In Prescription for Romance, Scott’s little brother Willis takes off to Birmingham, squandering their father’s savings on wild living. He winds up penniless and hungry and finds himself in a homeless shelter. After Willis comes to his senses, he gets a job at Wal-Mart because he must earn money to pay his debt. He gathers carts in the parking lot and returns them to the store. Last summer when we were in Cody, Wyoming, I spotted a guy corralling carts who reminded me of Willis. He probably doesn’t know I snapped his picture.
Pharmacist Stephanie McCoy grew up in an opulent home with an aeronautical engineer father who never had time for her and a socialite mother who put clubs and charities before her daughter. Now as an adult, Stephanie’s looking for affirmation—and affection in the wrong place. Only thing, the guy she pursues is a Christian with solid moral values. When her mother becomes ill, Stephanie can’t imagine life without her.
Scott Townsend teaches history at the high school in Oak Mountain, Alabama, and lifts weights after school hours. His younger brother borrows a large sum from Scott’s father then disappears. But after Scott’s sibling returns penniless, Scott is furious at his parents’ acceptance of their wayward son. When Scott’s invited to a welcome-home celebration, he drives to the house but refuses to come inside though his father pleads with him.
After Scott confides in Stephanie about his bitterness toward his brother, the beautiful pharmacist offers Godly encouragement he never expected. Can Scott relinquish his pride and forgive his brother? Will Stephanie find faith in Scott’s God and allow Him to heal her heart? The sequel to Letting Go, the story is loosely based on the Biblical parable of The Prodigal Son.