Item description for When You Believe by Deborah Bedford...
Overview Intervening when she senses that a teen student is having problems, high school teacher Lydia Porter is shocked when the girl accuses a fellow teacher--Lydia's fianc--of sexual abuse, a situation that forces her to make the most difficult decision of her life. 20,000 first printing.
Publishers Description Lydia Porter loves everything about her job as a teacher. But recently she's become concerned about one of her students, Shelby Tatum. Convinced that Shelby's problems go beyond common teenage angst, Lydia confronts her - only to have Shelby accuse another teacher of sexually abusing her.
Awards and Recognitions When You Believe by Deborah Bedford has received the following awards and recognitions -
Citations And Professional Reviews When You Believe by Deborah Bedford has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Romantic Times - 03/01/2004 page 78
Publishers Weekly - 07/21/2003 page 175
CBA Retailers - 09/01/2003 page 61
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.04" Width: 5" Height: 0.77" Weight: 0.72 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2003
ISBN 0446690414 ISBN13 9780446690416
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More About Deborah Bedford
Deborah Bedford is a career fiction writer who began her professional life as a journalist in a Colorado mountain town. Deborah and her husband, Jack, have two children and live in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Deborah Bedford currently resides in the state of Wyoming.
Reviews - What do customers think about When You Believe?
One of the best books of the year! Feb 20, 2004
This is a moving, superb keeper of a book. The subject matter is daring, the characters truly special, and the question of who's telling the truth--Shelby or Charlie--will keep you turning pages 'til dawn. Best of all, the writing is simply stunning. It's rare these days to find an author of popular fiction--whether in the ABA or CBA market--who has such an exquisite eye for detail and a genuine love of the English language. With every page, Ms. Bedford brings her setting and characters to vibrant life. You'll feel as if you're standing beside them in their struggles, discovering God's grace at the most unexpected moments. Don't miss this book.
Good reading here... Sep 30, 2003
Sometimes, you don't want the answers to your questions, as Lydia Porter learns when she pushes troubled student Shelby Tatum to tell her what's wrong. Shelby reveals that she has been violated by a teacher, and not just any teacher. The man who hurt her is Lydia's fiance', Charlie Stains. Suddenly, Lydia is caught in a nightmare between doing what is right and standing beside the man she loves, despite accusations. Desperation and prayer will lead her on a quest for the truth that will either set her free or damn her hopes.
**** This timely plotline has much to say about faith and love. Lies that seem preferrable to truth are their own trap. Christian fiction gets slammed for being too goody two shoes feel good and fuzzy. In other words, having little to do with reality. Novels like this one shatter that myth. ****