Fifteen-year-old Damaris can no longer tolerate the sorrow and pain that accompanies her father's drunken rages. With only the love of her mother, her grandmother's golden brooch, her grandfather's watch, and the knowledge that her name comes from the Bible, Damaris catches the first train wagon west. As she struggles to find her meaning in life and a way out of feeling so alone, Damaris finds herself new friends to help heal her memories of an abusive childhood and help her find a way to God. Janette Oke, paperback, 219 pages.
Damaris escapes her father's drunken abuse, but she can't seem to escape her profound loneliness. Does the Bible hold the answer to both that and the question of why she is A Woman Named Damaris?
Bestselling author Janette Oke (pronounced "oak") is celebrated across the world for her significant contribution to the Christian book industry. She is credited with launching the modern era of inspirational fiction with the publication of her first novel, Love Comes Softly, in 1979. Today, her novels have sold more than 30 million copies, and she is the recipient of the ECPA President's Award, the CBA Life Impact Award, the Gold Medallion, and the Christy Award. Janette and her husband, Edward, live in Alberta, Canada.