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Publication Date: 2009
Series: Crossroads of Grace
Ten Thousand Charms, Crossroads of Grace Series #1Allison PittmanMultnomah Books / 2006 / Trade Paperback$13.49 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 16 Reviews
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Unfit for Love? Pregnantby a man who will never know or care. Gloria, born into a life of prostitution, sees only one solution: get rid of the child. But then she meets John William MacGregan, a miner, left with a newborn daughter and no one to care for her when his wife died during childbirth. So John and Gloria strike a deal. Gloria will care for Kate, and John will eventually raise her son. There is no offer of, nor seeking for, a hand in marriage. When John leaves the mines to seek his fortune in the new Oregon Territory , Gloria, Kate, and baby Danny must go with him. Yanked away from a life of prostitution, Gloria must finally face the pain that has always plagued her, and her longings for a home, a family, and a life free from shame. Ten Thousand Charms is a beautiful tale of an empty heart floundering…and falling straight into the arms of Christ.
A woman with no future.
A man with no hope.
A God who knows the key to their deepest need lies in each other…
Wyoming Territories, 1860. Gloria is in trouble. A mining camp is a merciless place when youre young, pregnant…and a prostitute. No matter. Life will not defeat her.
John William McGregan is in despair. His beloved wife died in childbirth. And while John is a resourceful man, raising an infant daughter on his own seems impossible.
Thrown together by a seemingly cruel fate, Gloria and John William make a pact: She will nurse his daughter; he will raise her son. Neither asks for marriage. They are joined by necessity, nothing more.
But after a move to the new Oregon territory, facing John Williams faith day after day, and receiving an older womans motherly mentoring, Gloria longs for something more. For the love shes been denied all her life. If only that life hadnt made her unfit, not only for John William…but for God.
Then tragedy strikesmaking even the resolute John William question his faith. Terrified, Gloria turns to the One she has never been able to trust. But can even God save what now means more to Gloria than life itself: her newfound family?
"Are you thirsty, weary, or heavy laden? Comerest and let Allison Pittman take you to another place and time where you will find joy resting in the arms of Jesus." --Lauren L. Briggs, author of The Art of Helping, What to Say and Do When Someone is Hurting, Making the Blue Plate Special, and The Joy of Family Legacies
"Ten Thousand Charms is a terrific debut for writer Allison Pittman, a tale of love and redemption that grabs you and wont let go. It will leave you like it left meanxious to see this authors future work." --James Scott Bell, bestselling author of Presumed Guilty