Sharlene Leker

About the Book:

The Vietnam War is raging. Rick has fulfilled his obligation to his country by registering with Selective Services. But the last thing he wants is to be called up by Uncle Sam, at least not now. Rick could hardly wait to graduate high school and leave his hometown of Tranquillity. He hated spending his summers chopping cotton. The dry ground, blistering heat, and calloused hands were a stark reminder of why he didn’t want to spend his life working the fields. His father had chosen that life, but Rick knew it wasn’t for him.

After all, he had a higher calling. He is going to be a preacher. Rick’s first year of Bible college is a dream come true. Not only does he cherish the opportunity to study for the ministry, but he also has just met Anna. His future was falling into place until an unforeseen chain of events leads him down a forbidden path… Will Rick find the peace he unknowingly seeks? The War Within is a story about life’s pitfalls that sometimes cause us to ask ourselves, “Is there really a God?”

About the Author:

Sharlene was born in Fresno, California, and lived her entire childhood in the San Joaquin Valley in the small town of Tranquility. As a teenager, her summers were spent working in the fields, chopping cotton. Her debut novel, The War Within, is based on a true story that comes from her memories of family, faith in God, life’s struggles, and redemption.
She is now a retired Radiologic Technologist and loves spending time with her two adult children and her grandchildren.

She has traveled extensively throughout the US, has lived in six states, and now resides in the Idaho panhandle with her husband, Lloyd, and their rescue dog, Jasmine.

Sharlene Leker - The War Within