Item description for In Search of Eden by Linda Nichols...
Overview Miranda approaches her twenty-seventh birthday determined to reinvent her life and settle down, but Joseph North, the chief of police in Abingdon, Virginia, becomes suspicious of her after finding a baby picture of his niece in her possession.
Publishers Description A girl who has never been able to settle down, Miranda begins various adventures, but whenever reality begins to tarnish her dreams, she gives up. As she approaches her thirtieth birthday, she determines to reinvent her life. But there's one loose end to tie down first.... Joseph North, the chief of police in Abingdon, Virginia, always tries to do what is right, to perform his duty and protect those he loves. He becomes suspicious of the new woman in town, and after checking further, he discovers she has no history. Then he finds a baby picture of his niece in her possession.... In Search of Eden is a story about law and grace, about forgiveness and redemption, about finding joy and rest in a broken world.
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Studio: Bethany House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.29" Width: 5.63" Height: 1.17" Weight: 0.92 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2007
Publisher BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS #7
ISBN 0764201670 ISBN13 9780764201677
Availability 0 units.
More About Linda Nichols
Linda Nichols is the author of Handyman, a romantic comedy published by Delacorte. A graduate of the University of Washington, Linda and her family make their home in Tacoma, Washington.
Linda Nichols currently resides in Tacoma, in the state of Washington. Linda Nichols was born in 1954.
Reviews - What do customers think about In Search of Eden?
Excellent book!! Mar 4, 2007
I just finished this book and thought it was great. I have read all the books by Linda Nichols, and I think I enjoyed this one the most. It certainly does not disappoint!
A lovely and moving story Feb 2, 2007
Fifteen-year-old Dorrie had her newborn baby stripped from her arms before she ever even found out whether the child was a boy or a girl. Years later she can't seem to stay in one place or form any attachments. When her controlling mother dies and leaves a single clue as to the whereabouts of Dorrie's baby, she embarks on a quest that will change her life.
Police Officer Joseph Williams is on his own quest to answer a few questions. When a woman with no past settles in his town, he is immediately suspicious of her and her interest in his family. It isn't until he finds a photograph of his niece in her possession that many things become clear.
Beautifully written and poignant, this tale of broken bodies, lives, and families paints a portrait of reconciliation and new beginnings. I loved the exploration of feelings of both the biological mother and the adoptive mother and the honest portrayal of what each could be thinking in a given situation. As an adoptive mother, I found myself sympathizing with the thoughts of the woman who could easily be considered the antagonist of the story. At the same time, this isn't only a story of adoption and its players. This lovely story explores so many facets of family and the things that bring us together...and tear us apart.
Armchair Interviews says: Linda Nichols writes a moving tale that will be long remembered.
good book Feb 1, 2007
I enjoyed this book. It is a little slow in places. But overall, a very good book. Miranda was forced to give up her child for adoption when she was 15 years old. Afterwards, she never really settles down. In time, she begins looking for the child. I can't really say much more, because I don't want to give the story away. This was a Christian book. It had some good messages.