Dogwood by Chris Fabry

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Registered: 06-26-2007
Dogwood by Chris Fabry
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Sun, 01-11-2009 - 10:05pm

This was an excellent book. I gave it 5 stars. The book description does not give it justice. If you like reading stories told by different characters that go between the past and the present to reveal the truth with a twist, this one is for you.

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In the small town of Dogwood, West Virginia, Karin has buried her shattered dreams by settling for a faithful husband whose emotional distance from her deep passions and conflicts leaves her isolated. Loaded with guilt, she tries to raise three small children and "do life" the best she can. Will returns to Dogwood intent on pursuing the only woman he has ever loved--only to find there is far more standing in his way than lost years in prison. The secrets of Will and Karin's past begin to emerge through Danny Boyd, a young boy who wishes he hadn't survived the tragedy that knit those two together as well as tore them apart. The trigger that will lay their pain bare and force them to face it rather than flee is the unlikely figure of Ruthie Bowles, a withered, wiry old woman who leads Karin so deep into her anger against God that it forces unexpected consequences.

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Mon, 01-12-2009 - 10:36am

I'm reading The Tenth Gift which also takes place in two time periods. I love that formula so I will definitely check this one out. The Eight is one of my all time favorite books.


Kathie

 Kathie

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Registered: 06-26-2007
Mon, 01-19-2009 - 6:19pm
I am not familiar with that book. Who is the author?
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Mon, 01-19-2009 - 7:18pm

Katie


The Tenth Gift is

 Kathie

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Tue, 01-20-2009 - 9:41am
Thank you, I will look for them my next trip to the library.
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