First-time novelist Britta Coleman has garnered rave reviews for this touching story. She delivers an emotionally charged depiction of two young lovers as they struggle with the daunting stresses placed upon their new marriage. Mark Reynolds is an up-and-coming minister in an affluent Houston church and Amanda is the girl of his dreams. The outlook for his future is extremely bright until Amanda tells him that she is pregnant. The newlyweds are tormented with one tragedy after another. But hope lies in a quiet town in the Texas panhandle.
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by Cinda Williams Chima
by Shelby Hearon
by Jodi Picoult
by Rowan Coleman
by Carla Neggers
by Linda Lael Miller
by Christina Dodd
by Cindy Gerard
by Jennifer Faye
"Amanda got pregnant, so she and Mark, a Baptist minister, married hurriedly. Her ensuing miscarriage begins a painful emotional and spiritual crisis for the couple, both eased and complicated by overly involved in-laws and congregants. This uneven first novel is endearingly sweet and chock full of colorful Texans. For the most part, Carol Monda's narration serves the text, though she only skims the surface of important passages of soul-searching. Her characters are distinct, if neither dimensional nor particularly indicative of the milieu. She plays the drama, humor, and angst nicely, but one could wish for a more idiomatic and empathic approach. Y.R. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"
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