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Child of Grace: Encore Edition Kindle Edition
and find a new beginning together?
After a devastating trauma derails all her plans, Kelsey Anderson leaves her high-powered corporate job and moves to her grandmother’s lake house in Michigan to open a quilt shop, begin a new life, and make a difficult decision. Quiet is what she wants—and quiet is what she has…until war-weary ex-Army doctor Luke Turner invades her world. In town for a few weeks to fulfill a promise, he’s no more interested in romance than she is. But Kelsey’s public relations background is just what he needs to complete his mission. As they work together, sparks fly…but will Kelsey’s secret—and the looming choice she faces—derail their romance almost before it begins?
Bestselling author Irene Hannon pens another heartwarming novel that demonstrates the power of love to triumph over obstacles—and how good can often come even from the worst situations.
- ASIN : B09GKZGZ6D
- Publisher : Irene Hannon (September 16, 2021)
- Publication date : September 16, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 677 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 215 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #58,703 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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**SPOILER ALERT** (not much of a spoiler, since you can figure it out by the middle of chapter 1...)
Our female protagonist is the victim of a violent assault which left her pregnant. Her reaction to that trauma is well-depicted. However, Ms. St. John's decision to allow our heroine to become pregnant in the first place is a bit baffling, since it's basic procedure for rape victims to take a huge dose of birth-control (aka "the morning after pill"), which effectively prevents pregnancy. (Note to readers who don't believe in abortifacient drugs: the so-called "morning after pill" does NOT induce abortion when taken immediately after intercourse. It works just like The Pill, preventing conception.) Since we assume at the beginning of the book that our heroine reported the attack, we also have to believe that she ended up in the hospital. Who refuses to prevent the possibility of pregnancy after rape when she has the choice?? Contraception is not abortion, and most people -- including devout Christians -- use contraception. The fact that the pregnancy occurred in the first place is puzzling, and this is where I start to get lost.
On top of that, our characters remain undeveloped throughout the course of the book. It's mostly plot- and angst-driven, which is unfortunate. Although our characters spend considerable amounts of their time struggling over decisions they must make, we never learn anything more about them. In addition, the characters' sudden epiphanies and instant changes of heart are completely unrealistic. Healing is a process, and some of the decisions our characters make simply cannot be made in the space of a moment.
Finally, a personal pet peeve: the dialogue in this book was so obviously written by a woman that the men never become quite real. E.g., I know a lot of men, and the only ones who would EVER use the word "fabulous" are gay. American men just don't talk like that. Ever.
On the whole, I was disappointed in this book.