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When Valerie's father is arrested on charges of treason, Ben secures a way for her to leave the city and travel to his family's home in Jericho Junction, Missouri where she'll be safe.Can Valerie adjust to life on the prairie and remain true to her promise to wait for Ben no matter what the cost?
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Publication Date: 2010
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Series: Seasons of Redemption
Amid the dangers of the Civil War, Valerie Fontaine longs to know she is loved and saved. Her father, however, is cold and withdrawn. And their Christian houseguest, the photographer Benjamin McCabe, seems arrogant and judgmental. When Valerie commits her own life to Christ she finds herself drawn to Ben. But her father, against her wishes, is prepared to sell her into a loveless marriage with someone else. Will Valerie be forced to abandon her newfound love? Or will she and Ben, against the backdrop of this country's most ruthless war, become in their own way, unwilling warriors?
Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar is a certified Christian life coach and speaks at writers conferences and for womens groups. She has taught workshops at such conferences as: Write-To-Publish; American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW); Oregon Christian Writers Conference; Mount Hermon Writers Conference and many local writers conferences. Another of Andreas accomplishments is co-founder of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) organization. For many years she served on both its Advisory Board and as its CEO.
This story has an array of distinct individuals. Each deals with issues of personal values, national pride, family loyalty, and religious convictions. Boeshaar excellently builds her characters so the readers instantly adore (or hate) them. The dialogue is intriguing and the plot is compelling to follow. The Civil War setting gives the story an interesting dimension that will appeal to young adults and teens. This book would make a great addition to any school, church, or personal library. Molly Anderson, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com