The First Gift
Buy Item $9.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 33% ($5.00)
In Stock
Stock No: WW369570
Franciscan Media / 2016 / Paperback
Quantity:

Add To Cart

Paypal Buy Now
Add To Wishlist
Quantity:


Add To Cart

Paypal Buy Now
Wishlist

The First Gift

Franciscan Media / 2016 / Paperback

In Stock
Stock No: WW369570


Product Description

The First Gift, by Ruth Logan Herne

Cassie Carruthers is a five year old little girl who's alchoholic father is neglecting her.  Kerry McHenry is the girls kindergarten teacher who chooses to help Cassie become everything God wants her to be.  Kerry is torn between a doctor who can not commit to a relationship and a widowed depuyty sheriff who is still angry with God.  

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Franciscan Media
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 1616369574
ISBN-13: 9781616369576

Related Products

  1. Sea Rose Lane #2
    Sea Rose Lane #2
    Irene Hannon
    Revell / 2016 / Trade Paperback
    $7.49 Retail: $14.99 Save 50% ($7.50)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 50 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW727542
    Video
  2. A Baxter Family Christmas
    A Baxter Family Christmas
    Karen Kingsbury
    Howard Books / 2016 / Hardcover
    $11.49 Retail: $19.99 Save 43% ($8.50)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 21 Reviews
  3. Just a Kiss
    Just a Kiss
    Denise Hunter
    Thomas Nelson / 2016 / Trade Paperback
    $7.49 Retail: $12.99 Save 42% ($5.50)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 34 Reviews
  4. The Wedding Shop, Paperback
    The Wedding Shop, Paperback
    Rachel Hauck
    Zondervan / 2016 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 25% ($4.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 41 Reviews

Publisher's Description

Bringing to mind classics like Catherine Marshall’s Christy, society’s standards are put to the test and a Northern Appalachian town comes together to save a neglected child in Ruth Logan Herne’s new romance, The First Gift. This poignant novel tells the story of five-year-old Cassie Carruthers, who lives in a bug-infested shack in the hills of Western New York’s Southern Tier. Her mother has died and Cassie spends her days fending for herself while her alcoholic father drinks himself into a stupor. But Cassie’s isolation has not gone unnoticed in the tightknit community of Phillipsburg. When a concerned neighbor alerts the county, the community sets a plan in motion to rescue the neglected little girl. Through fundraising efforts, Cassie is tucked into the kindergarten classroom of independent, beautiful Kerry McHenry. Kerry has her work cut out for her in dealing with Cassie’s depressed father, but despite the child’s loveless start in life, she soon reveals herself to be an intelligent, eager student. Moreover, she possesses a resourcefulness that has saved her life more than once—and will be called upon again. Kerry McHenry is nobody’s fool. She sees her own tough upbringing in Cassie’s dire situation, so she works tirelessly to guide the young girl, trying to help her become everything that God wants her to be. At the same time, she finds herself torn between a commitment-phobic pediatric oncologist from a nearby town and Phillipsburg’s widowed deputy sheriff, a complicated man who is still angry with God. As the stakes grow ever higher and the characters’ lives intersect in unexpected ways, each will face a true test of faith—and come face to face with indisputable evidence of God’s love.

Author Bio

Ruth Logan Herne is the author of nearly thirty novels and novellas, mostly in Christian Romance (Homestead Brides Collection, etc.), and Westerns (Back in the Saddle). She loves God, her family, country, coffee, chocolate, and dogs, and wishes possums would leave the cat food on the side porch alone. She loves talking with readers through her website blog (ruthloganherne.com) and hanging with readers and writers in Seekerville (seekerville.blogspot.com).

Editorial Reviews

"Poignant and powerful, Ruth Logan Herne packs a heart-and-soul punch with a tender love story that will not only haunt and inspire, but change you forever." —Julie Lessman, award-winning author, the Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, and Heart of San Francisco series
 
"Ruth Logan Herne is a storyteller through and through. A charming mix of endearing characters, especially a little girl who steals your heart from page one, bring to life the struggle of northern Appalachia’s poorest as a dedicated teacher determines to save one child." —Myra Johnson, two-time American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW)
Carol Award finalist, author, The Sweetest Rain
 
"A tender, wise story of choices and learning to trust, The First Gift touched my heart. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough." —Linda Goodnight, New York Times bestselling author and winner of numerous awards, including the RITA Award for excellence in inspirational fiction and the ACFW Book of the Year
 

Ask a Question

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Back
×

Ask a Question

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.