Embark on a compelling journey with "Lilly of Penn Yan," a stirring narrative about the extraordinary friendship between two teen girls, Lilly and Emily. With Lilly being a Caucasian Messianic Jew and Emily, an African American Born Again Christian, their faith is a binding force that helps them confront the trials of life.
The story brings to life Lilly's struggle to adjust to a new life in Penn Yan, New York, her passion for riding horses, long-distance running, and the tender moments shared with Emily. They explore their religious beliefs together, fend off a group of troublemakers, and pour out their feelings about their youthful lives.
Facing prejudice in her old school in Florida, will Lilly find acceptance in her new school in New York? Will the hills of Penn Yan, and the separation from Emily, prove to be too much for Lilly?
"Lilly of Penn Yan" is a rich, warm tale of friendship, resilience, and faith, inspired by many of the author's personal experiences. The narrative seamlessly blends fiction with reality, creating a captivating story that appeals to young readers and adults alike.
About the Author
Patricia Beiter lives in Lakeland Florida with her husband Robert. Formerly a long-distance runner, Patricia now enjoys walking or riding her bike every day. In 2003, after moving to Florida, she decided to return to college and completed her degree in elementary education from Warner University. As a teacher and tutor, Patricia instilled a love for reading and creative writing in young minds.
Her journey in writing began at a young age with plays performed in backyards. Patricia's passion for writing is evident in her book, "Lilly of Penn Yan," where all song lyrics were penned by her, using her guitar to write the tune. Patricia kept a Kosher home for many years until she met her Messiah, Yeshua. In researching her family's heritage and their name, Picone, she found many are living in Jerusalem. Additionally, the Lord has given Patricia a ministry. It is called Lydia. On Saturday mornings, she texts women individually, a scripture with a short story to encourage the women.