True Fischer’s dad owns an apartment building, where he works the summer before senior year. Grieving a loss and hiding a secret, he works hard and stays out of trouble, finding life easier if he puts it on autopilot and keeps his emotions out of it.
Jemma Kenton is a college freshman who spends the summer in the building while she attends a program for the academically brilliant. Unfortunately, she’s smart in school and not so bright with people. The two meet and instantly rub one another the wrong way.
True needs to grieve and open his heart again. Jemma needs to judge people like God does, not basing value on brains and grades. When a painful part of True’s past comes to haunt again, the pair ends up on a spontaneous journey that will lead to a magical garden, a healing road trip, and the realization that matters of the heart are worth any trouble.
Holding True is a Christian romance for teens and the young at heart.