Smorgasbord Bookshelf – New Book on the Shelves #YA #Friendship #Faith – Heroes by Design by D A Irsik

Delighted to welcome D A Irsik to the bookshelf with her books.. Featured today her latest
Heroes by Design.

About the book

Sela has been best friends with Emily and Zach as long as she can remember. Losing her dog is the most traumatic thing Sela has ever dealt with and her first real test of faith. Then Emily’s mother dies. The friendship is tested when Emily decides she no longer needs God or friends who do.

In a moment of frustration, Sela petitions her Guardian Angel to help her by intervening on Emily’s behalf. The petition is heard and God grants a redirection. He sends Victorious and Glorious to Roosevelt Middle School and gives them permission to interact with no one’s knowledge that they are angels. Victor and Gloria Way, the new twins, weave their way into the lives and activities of the students. They provide subtle and not so subtle fun and enlightenment. They make it clear to Mara, Sela’s former friend turned bully and her group that they will make their own choices in friends. They encourage the students to embrace their differences and learn to work out the small things.

One of the reviews for the book

Michael Graves 5.0 out of 5 stars The challenges young people face.  Reviewed in the United States on November 6, 2019

Heroes by Design is a tender story of middle school teens leaning on their faith and each other to withstand peer pressures and to stand up to life’s tests. When one friend suffers a grievous loss, the others reach out for heavenly guidance to provide strength during the difficult time. Young adults will find comfort and assurance in Deb Irsik’s story, and older adults will gain compassion and insight into the challenges young people face.

Read the reviews and buy the book: Amazon USAnd: Amazon UK

Also by D A Irsik

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon USAnd: Amazon UK – Follow Deb: Goodreads – Website: – Follow: InstagramTwitter: @writerwannabe1

About D A Irsik

Deb Irsik has worked in the beauty industry for over twenty-five years and is the owner of Makin’ Waves Salon. She is a Kansas girl and shares her life with her husband, Mike, and children John and Emily. Deb is a member of The Kansas Authors Club and Emporia Writing Group. Poetry and Lyrics have always been a part of her life but she felt a call to write Middle-Grade fiction after her daughter found it difficult to be “that God girl’ in eighth grade.

“I hope that my books will encourage young people to hold on to values and faith as they navigate their teen years.”


Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will be leaving with some books… Sally.

21 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Bookshelf – New Book on the Shelves #YA #Friendship #Faith – Heroes by Design by D A Irsik

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  2. Nice to learn about Deb and her books here today Sal. I love the whole premise of the book, from the storyline, relationships, and of course, guardian angels. A wonderful storyline and a bit of education in the mix. Congrats to Deb! ❤

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