Stay for Lunch: A Story of Faith and Friendship by Anne Goodwin is the chronicle of an unexpected friendship between Anne, the author who was a young woman at the time, and Francina, an 86 year old refined community leader and a devoted Methodist. Beginning in Atlanta, the friendship of this unlikely pair was brought together by a destiny driven moment that changed both of their lives forever. Theirs was a connection of equal parts love and humor.
After Francina’s death, Goodwin wanted to write Stay for Lunch as homage to Francina, and as a comment on the presence of life’s unexpected gifts. Besides winning the coveted Gold IPPY in the highly competitive inspirational/spiritual category, response to the story has garnered many devotions. The book itself is exquisitely designed and reflects Goodwin’s desire to produce a book for many to enjoy for a long time. Published by Pleasurable Pause Press, LLC. Written by Anne Goodwin. 97 pages, 8.1 x 5 x 0.7 in, Hardcover with dust cover.