Monday, May 14, 2007

In Search Of Eden by Linda Nichols

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I just finished reading, and can hardly type for the tears. "In Search Of Eden" is an amazing story that echoes much of my life.

Miranda DeSpain comes from no where, and lives her life in search of the one piece that can make her whole again. Joseph North is a man who comes from deep roots, and is rooted in deep bitterness, and he too searches for wholeness.

Their lives intersect seemingly by chance, and rapidly become intertwined with a little freckle-faced eleven year old imp named Eden. I fell in love with her, and I know you will as well.

This is a story of not letting your past define your future, of the danger of hidden family secrets, and the power of the love of God to heal and restore anyone willing to surrender to Him.

For most of my life, I lived with a family secret that I allowed to define me. I was like Miranda, searching for a place to belong...and like Eden, just wanting to be loved for me.

Reading this story was almost like watching the two halves of me meet, meld, and bring healing to my little girl heart. I so loved this story, and it will be one of my favorites for the rest of my life.

Linda Nichols does tend to be a bit wordy. I've only read one other novel by her, and both times I found myself skipping huge chunks in order to get to the story. Her description is gorgeous...if you like that kind of thing:-) But please, keep reading...the scenery is well worth the tale...

"In Search of Eden" gets five bookmarks from me...a little tissue box charm...and a gold thread through the tassel...I cannot encourage you more to read this story. And as you read it, remember a little girl named Deena in search of who she is and where she belongs.

Happy Reading!

Deena

2 comments:

Deborah said...

This is in my TBR list. My boyfriend is from Abingdon so as I was flipping through the book I recognized many of the places listed. Looking forward to reading it.

Leslie said...

I knew you'd love it! :-)