Don’t Ask Me to Leave grabs the readers attention quickly and sends you on an emotional journey with some unexpected turns. I cried, laughed, and smiled. A credit to the Christian fiction genre, Clark weaves a modern tale of Ruth and Naomi with her characters Rachel, Nadine and Beau. Overall, the story is not so dense that it can’t be enjoyed at the beach or on a weekend away. While this may be Clark’s first published novel, this is certainly not the work of a novice author. If you are like me and tend to be very loyal to tried and true authors, it is worth branching out for this one! If you enjoy other Christian authors like Dee Henderson, Deeanne Gist, and Wanda Brunstetter, give this book a chance and I think you will be pleasantly surprised!