The Familiar Stranger - eBook  -     By: Christina Berry
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Moody Publishing / 2009 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Moody Publishing
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 9781575673622
ISBN-13: 9781575673622
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Craig Littleton's decision to end his marriage would shock his wife, Denise... if she only knew what he was up to. When an accident lands Craig in the ICU, with fuzzy memories of his own life and plans, Denise rushes to his side, ready to care for him.

They embark on a quest to help Craig remember who he is and, in the process, they discover dark secrets: An affair? An emptied bank account? A hidden identity? An illegitimate child?

But what will she do when she realizes he's not the man she thought he was? Is this trauma a blessing in disguise, a chance for a fresh start? Or will his secrets destroy the life they built together?

Author Bio

Mother and foster parent CHRISTINA BERRY carves time to write from her busy schedule because she must tell the stories that haunt her every waking moment. (Such is the overly dramatic description of an author's life!) She holds a BA in Literature, yet loves a good Calculus problem, as well. Sign up for her infrequent, humorous newsletter at www.authorchristinaberry.blogspot.com.

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  1. Normal, Illinois
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Original! Thought-provoking! Award-Winning!
    November 19, 2010
    patti lacy
    Normal, Illinois
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Familiar Stranger.
    You're married to a successful dentist...or so people think. You're happy...or so people think. For years, you've struggle, not just to love your husband...but to like him. You've battled to make a home for oozing testosterone sons.

    One phone call, one accident, changes everything...or so you think.

    After agonizing waits in hospital halls, prayers reduced to moans and groans, God introduces you to...a familiar stranger.

    In her debut novel, Christina Berry offers intrigue, romance, and a chance to examine both familiar and unfamiliar relationships in the American dream family, a successful dentist, his wife, and two boys. Christina edges to the precipice of originality and leaps into a world of unique plot twists and transformed characters.

    I can't wait to read more from this fresh new voice in Christian fiction! Put The Familiar Stranger on your to-read and must-discuss lists!
  2. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    February 26, 2010
    Christi Corbett
    This review was written for The Familiar Stranger.
    The Familiar Stranger is a provocative and honest look at the widespread devastation caused by one mans betrayal.Told from the point of view of a once selfish and then confused husband, and a devoted, yet frustrated wife, this novel explores the struggles of keeping a family together during the aftermath of sudden tragedy.The characters are vivid, and the surprise twist at the end will stay with the reader long past the last page. A wonderful and richly rewarding first novel!
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    February 20, 2010
    Melissa Braun
    This review was written for The Familiar Stranger.
    I loved this book -- it was a mystery that I couldn't put down until the end because you really couldn't guess the ending like you can in a lot of books! I am looking forward to more books by Christina Berry!
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    February 7, 2010
    Anne
    This review was written for The Familiar Stranger.
    "Warm, pollinated air whispered over me. The hospital's circulation filters removed all the germs and odors from the indoor air, but they also stripped it of its personality." writes Christine Berry in The Familiar StrangerFrom the first chapter, and even the first paragraph, I knew this was a good book. It reminded me of NCIS (probably my favorite TV show). The characters have personality. As the reader, you see their flaws, but they're part of who they are and you want to know their story.I realize more and more what a skill writing a good story is---to convey important details about a conversation and not make it feel too slow or too fast, but very real and believable. That was what pleased and surprised me about Ms. Berry's writing. It didn't feel stilted or ingenuous.I wanted to read this book because the premise sounded intriguing and different. And it proved to be so! I don't want to give anything away about this book. From the back of the book, you know that the story is about a man who was planning to leave his wife (though she doesn't know) when he has an accident and wakes up with amnesia. I thought I knew how it would end at the beginning and it did turn out that I was right, but it felt like a long shot and there was enough doubt in my mind to make the journey from the beginning to the end very interesting.Honestly, this is the best fiction book I've read in a long time. Please check it out if you're looking for a good read!Please note that I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book for review by Moody Publishing.
  5. North Platte, NE
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    December 14, 2009
    Janna Ryan
    North Platte, NE
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    This review was written for The Familiar Stranger.
    I have heard good things about this book, but I have to admit I was still a little skeptical because it looks pretty woman's fiction to me... you know, all relationships, my life isn't perfect, my husbands a jerk, blah, blah, blah. But I really wanted to give it a try because I met Christina in September at ACFW and I was so impressed with her as a person that I had to see if she could write. Okay people, it is official. This girl can write!She blew my mind with this book. I expected it to take me awhile to read, nope, couldn't put it down and finished it in 24 hours. I figured I'd see everything coming, nope, twists and turns down to the very end. I thought I'd be bored with all the woman's issues, nope, it was actually almost more mystery then woman's fiction. I just knew that I'd add it to my pile of one time read woman's fiction books, nope, this book might make it to my keeper shelf.If you are looking for fresh and different, pick up The Familiar Stranger and see if it doesn't blow your mind a little too!
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