Circle of Friends Series - N. J. Lindquist

The Circle of Friends Series

Book 1: The Best of Friends 

When the new doctor’s family moves in across the street, Glen is happy to show the son, Charlie, around the small town. With his good looks, charisma, athletic ability, and sports car, Charlie soon has the whole town in his corner.

Except for Nicole, the prettiest girl in town (and the pastor’s daughter), who has no intention of dating Charlie. No matter how often he asks her. 

Or Luke, Glen’s best friend since kindergarten, who dislikes Charlie on sight and longs to wipe that smile off his face!

As Glen sidesteps the hostility between Luke and Charlie and assists Charlie in his quest to date Nicole, he faces major problems—some life-threatening, others life-changing.

Book 2: With Friends Like These

After going out with a girl Charlie wanted, Glen knows he’ll eventually have to stand up to Charlie or be labeled a coward. For now, though, he’s happy to have his friend Luke as his bodyguard.

Nicole was positive she had no interest in Charlie, so why does it bother her when he spends time with her best friend? Nicole can't be jealous. Can she?

When Charlie saves Luke's life, Nicole is more confused than ever and Glen is knocked completely off-balance. It takes a stray dog and a mechanic from the local garage to teach Glen that you can’t go back—you have to go forward—even when you have no idea where you’re going. 

Book 3: A Friend in Need

Reeling from his first break-up, Glen jumps headlong into a new relationship and sees his life spin out of control.

Glen struggles to figure out how to act around Nicole, who is now dating Charlie, and Nicole’s best friend, Joyce, who Glen is now dating. At the same time, he looks for ways to encourage Luke, who’s recovering from a very serious accident, and tries to avoid Marta, who needs more help than he can offer. As if he doesn’t have enough going on, Glen wonders if the anonymous letters he’s getting are a prank or something more sinister.
Meanwhile, Nicole wonders if she’s made a mistake, and begins to question what she’s been taught by her church.

In the end, with the help of their small group, Glen and Nicole learn that a real friend is someone who has experienced your faults and imperfections, and sticks with you anyway.

Book 4: More Than a Friend

As Glen Sauten tries to finish up his last year of school and decide on his future, his top priority is to help his best friend Luke, who was injured trying to protect Glen from Charlie and is now back home, facing life in a wheelchair. And not exactly happy about it.

But Glen is also distracted by his up-and-down relationships with not one, but three girls. Not to mention Charlie, who just won’t go away.

Meanwhile, Nicole realizes she’s going to have to make the hardest decision of her life.

In order to survive, Glen and Nicole cling to God. To their surprise, they both find themselves saying and doing things they’d never have imagined. In the end, they realize that what really matters isn’t who you were in the past, or who you are now, but who you will become in the future.

Winner of The Word Awards for Best Young Adult Novel and Best Independently Published Fiction.