Stonewood Heights is the perfect place to raise children: good schools, plentiful churches, and excellent extracurricular opportunities.
Who lives there?
- Ruth Ramsey, the unassuming high school health teacher
- Tim Mason, the enthusiastic and Jesus-loving soccer coach
- Their families
- Their friends
- Their students
- Their soccer players,
- And plenty of God-fearing folks.
The trouble begins when an innocent comment in Ruth's sex ed class gets blown out of proportion. It is then that Ruth is forced to teach a curriculum of abstinence to her students. Her anger at the new curriculum and its proponents (the crazy Christian right of Stonewood Heights) drives Ruth to be hyper-sensitive to religion. And there's a lot of religion in this community!
I liked this novel--I liked the story, and I liked Ruth. But I'm not so sure that the title is really appropriate. This novel is more about Tim Mason than it is about Ruth Ramsey.