"There is nothing preachy here, Lexy's friends are genuine in their faith, but not overpowering in this well-written YA read."
Dreams in Tandem
"[Prodigal] succeeds at painting an engrossing, genuine picture of a teenage love affair along with the trials and triumphs of growing up and coming into your own."
Sab the Book Eater
"Prodigal is definitely a must read. It's refreshing, written beautifully with a great set of characters and a storyline that will get you hooked from the very first chapter till the end."
"Once I started I couldn’t put it down . . . [a]ll in all a brilliant read and I look forward to reading more from this author."
"This book was simultaneously both the most heart-warming and most heart-wrenching novel that I have ever read."
The Golden Pot of Books
"[W]ithin the first couple pages, Ross had me. There is just something about this story that is so addictive that I just needed to read more."
My Escape Into Books
"Kudos to Ross for creating a book that is completely appropriate for all ages!"
"Once I began the story I was truly engrossed from beginning to end."
The Reluctant Blogger
"It’s not every day you read a Young Adult novel that is genuinely heartfelt, and reaches beyond typical high school problems."
Pixie Dust Book Reviews
"This story is awesome. Go read it."
Mallory Heart Reviews
"Prodigal” is sort of a Cinderella tale, with Biblical underpinnings."
Booking it With Hayley G.
"[I]t's a great story of love, friendship, family, loss, grief and forgiveness."
"I highly recommend this book to young adult readers."
Moment by Moment
"This book goes beyond the normal high school fluff and talks of grace and forgiveness and paints teens in a positive light."
"I finished this novel in a day and a half . . . so that says all on how great I think Prodigal was."
"This book sucked me in from the minute I started reading it."
Starlight Book Reviews
"The book has a perfect combination of heart warming and heart wrenching stories which will leave you breathless."
"This book was a quick read but very relatable to teen readers."
"[I]t was cute, funny, and just awesome in general.”
Candy Coated Book Blog
"This isn’t your typical love story, boy meets girl, falls in love, and they ride into the sunset together. Nope. It’s much better!"
"[A] vast improvement over the usual fare in this genre."
NY Daily News' Page Views
"If your average kind of love story is "Fifty Shades of Grey," then Ross' novel is definitely on the other end of the spectrum."
Nook of Books
"[A] wonderful love and life story."
Read it Write
"[T]he story is very touching and personal."
"An absolutely fantastic faith-based read."
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Just the Details Please.
A Note from the Author.
Love, lessons, and life-changing moments. That is what PRODIGAL is all about.
PRODIGAL follows the story of Lexy Quinn, the hard-working wallflower who finally lands the coveted spot as Editor of her school’s newspaper. But the rug is ripped out from under her when she finds out her mom is sick, and the family is moving half-way across the country to Preston Hills, Texas. Lexy can’t think of a worse place to be than at a school full of snobby rich kids where she’ll have to start all over to get people to notice her writing, or—who is she kidding?—notice her at all.
When the most swoon-worthy boy in town, who also happens to be the jock celebrity quarterback, gives her an exclusive interview, Lexy’s life takes an unexpected turn. Ash Preston is the perfect guy and, even better, he sees Lexy as she wants to be seen. But can she trust him?
My goal in creating PRODIGAL was not only to write a fun page-turner but also to create a different kind of love story—one where faith, romance, and God converge. I hope PRODIGAL is a story that just might change the way you look at your life.