Author: Amy J. Markstahler
Narrator: Katie Marchant
Length: 11 hours and 40 minutes
Publisher: Amy J. Markstahler
Released: Jan. 21, 2022
Genre: Fiction; Young Adult
Elsie Richardson’s world crumbles when her dad drops from a seizure at the Fourth of July festival. The reality that his brain tumor is back with a vengeance slams the 17-year-old aspiring artist and her family into intense hardship. When her mom needs help to make ends meet, it forces Elsie into adulting overnight. On top of that, Elsie’s caustic, grudge-holding brother is on his way home, and she fears he will only make matters worse. Feeling alone and hopeless, Elsie does as she’s told and goes to work with her mom.
That’s when she meets Tyler again. He’s the grandson of her mom’s wealthiest client, and he hasn’t stopped thinking about her since he first saw her at the festival, where her dad was rushed to the hospital. After he invites her to go jogging at the historical Shiloh National Military Park, Elsie is warned by her mom to stay away from the wealthy young man. Elsie gets the notice a bit too late, and so she lies about who she’s meeting each morning. Over the next few weeks, Tyler becomes her secret solace amid the uncertainty she’s facing. But when reality strikes and her private world crashes, she’s forced to find her inner strength.
Amy J. Markstahler lives with her husband and two children, near the banks of the Salt Fork River, just outside Urbana, Illinois. Life Happens on the Stairs has received five awards since and before it’s release in 2018. 1st place – The Maggie Award, Young Adult, Georgia Romance Writers, 2019; Solo Medalist Winner: Young Adult, 2019 New Apple Awards; Finalist – 2019 IAN Book of the Year Awards, Young Adult and First Novel; Winner of the 2018 Breakthrough Novel Awards; 3rd Place, Young Adult Romance – 2016 Linda Howard Award of Excellence.
If she’s not writing or hanging out with her family, you can probably find her on the porch with one of her many cats
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