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Lost and Found: A Novel - eBook
B&H Publishing Group / 2012 / ePub
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Jenna Bouvier and Andee Bell are at a crossroads. Jenna is in danger of losing her family and her wealth when her mother-in-law accuses her of having an affair. Andee has what she wants---fame, fortune, and Jenna's brother---but she's haunted by a dark secret. Will they follow familiar paths, or risk walking in faith?
It appears Jenna Bouvier is losing everything: beauty, family, and wealth. When her controlling and emotionally abusive mother-in-law accuses Jenna of an affair with her spiritual director and threatens to expose them, Jenna also risks losing her reputation as a woman of faith. Will she capitulate to her mother-in-laws wishes again or fight for what she holds dear? As Jenna loses her life, will she find it?
Andee Bell has found exactly what she wanted: fame, fortune, and respect. Theres also a special man in her lifeJennas brother. Despite her success, a secret quells Andees contentment. As memories torment, will she find peace in a relationship with God, or will she sabotage herself while also taking down the only person she cares about? As Andee finds her life, will she lose it?
Moving between San Francisco and the Napa Valley, Jenna and Andee form an unlikely relationship that leads them to a crossroad. They can follow familiar inclinations, or risk it all and walk in faith.
"Yttrup has penned a many faceted novel that challenges the reader to pursue spiritual growth as fully as any self-help book would, making her fiction as inspirational as it is entertaining."
-- Publishers Weekly
"This is an entreating character-driven inspirational Christian drama. The cast is solid as each has doubts made worse by the serpent queen of mean who plays off others fears. Jenna is a fascinating protagonist who seems like a mouse but readers will learn she roars in her subtle way. Fans will enjoy this contemporary as those who embrace grace can survive anything the allegorical she-devil tosses at them."
--Harriet Klausner, MidWest Book Review
"If youre looking for a good solid read that will cleanse your pent up emotions, this is it. If you need to do some of your own introspection, Yttrups characters can help you really look at yourself. And if youre just looking for excellent drama with a powerful message, Yttrups Lost and Found should not be missed."
-- Radiant Lit
"Simply put...this book is a masterpiece. There are so many layers to the story and characters that as you go deeper and deeper, it is impossible to not be affected in some way. For someone who may be going through their own spiritual journey, this book is chock-full of wisdom and insight into the plans that God has for his children."
-- Southern Sassy Things
"Yttrup's strengths are many. Her writing is solid and full of senses. The book is a page turner, full of tension and unfurling plotlines that demand that the reader keep going, just one more chapter . . . I will read Yttrup again."
-- Novel Reviews
Ginny L. Yttrup is an accomplished freelance writer, speaker, and life coach who also ministers to women wounded by sexual trauma. She has two grown sons and lives in California.
In this second novel from Yttrup (Words), Jenna Bouvier has a tendency to lose things. While she misplaces some significant physical items, we soon realize it is her loss of intangibles that causes her the most distress. With an infection ravaging her body, and her soul similarly afflicted, Jenna follows a spiritual path to find her lost self, and Yttrup adeptly carries the reader along for the ride. At the same time, Andee, whose life is personally and professionally tied to Jennas, is on her own quest for possessions, which has been far from emotionally fulfilling. The spiritual element, drawn heavily from the life and teachings of the French mystic Jeanne Guyon, is not merely a subplot but is, in fact, the plot. Told from multiple viewpoints, the story reveals character insights through introspection as well as observation. The technique provides depth of understanding, and Yttrup keeps the story moving by presenting the perspectives sequentially rather than simultaneously. Yttrup has penned a many faceted novel that challenges the reader to pursue spiritual growth as fully as any self-help book would, making her fiction as inspirational as it is entertaining. Agent: Steve Laube Agency. (Feb.) 2012 Reed Business Information.
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