Making Room for George: A Love Story by D. Ellis Phelps
This beautifully inviting, intriguing, and very accessible story... gently shows us the way toward a more deeply honest and ultimately more satisfying life. The characters and dialogue... are artfully complex and refreshingly human.... [The story] moves us toward finding our own voices and power to love.
— Janet Davis author of My Own Worst Enemy (Bethany House, 2012)
Bet has had it. Twenty-five years of marriage to her husband, Steve; raising three kids; and denying her own needs have left her with the extreme conviction that it is finally her turn to fly.
Enter George, Steve’s incorrigible father who’s in trouble. Something has to be done, so George moves in with Bet and Steve.
In between infidelity, resentment, and making room for George, Bet realizes what she’s really been denying—and this changes everything.
“We all benefit whenever another woman can poetically put into words the wordless places of a woman finding her voice and creating space amidst any type of limitation … I believe women can breathe a collective sigh into the space [this book] has created for us.”
—Tina Karagulian, author of the memoir It Is Time and the poetry collection New Skin