Book - 2008/07/01
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Will returns to Dogwood, West Virginia, after a prison sentence, to win the heart of his childhood love, but he discovers that Karin has become a disillusioned wife and mother, hiding from the secrets of their shared past.

A Christy Award winner from the best-selling author of War Room!
In the small town of Dogwood, West Virginia, Karin has buried her shattered dreams by settling for a faithful husband whose emotional distance from her deep passions and conflicts leaves her isolated. Loaded with guilt, she tries to raise three small children and “do life” the best she can. Will returns to Dogwood intent on pursuing the only woman he has ever loved—only to find there is far more standing in his way than lost years in prison. The secrets of Will and Karin’s past begin to emerge through Danny Boyd, a young boy who wishes he hadn’t survived the tragedy that knit those two together as well as tore them apart. The trigger that will lay their pain bare and force them to face it rather than flee is the unlikely figure of Ruthie Bowles, a withered, wiry old woman who leads Karin so deep into her anger against God that it forces unexpected consequences.

Publisher: Carol Stream, Ill. : Tyndale House Publishers, 2008/07/01
ISBN: 9781414319551
Branch Call Number: FICTION FABRY
Characteristics: 341 p


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Jun 08, 2015

I got to page 111 and put it down. Introduced characters a chapter at a time, skipped back and forth in time sequence and took too long to come to the point. For example, one the characters was in prison; by page 111 I still didn't know why. Just not my kind of reading.


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