Home Another Way by Christa Parrish

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After her mother's death and her father's abandonment, tiny infant Sarah Graham was left to be raised by her emotionally distant grandmother. As a child she turned to music for solace and even gained entrance to Juilliard. But her potentially brilliant music career ended with an unplanned pregnancy and the stillborn birth of her child.

In an attempt to escape the past, Sarah, now twenty-seven, is living life hard and fast--and she is flat broke. When her estranged father dies, she travels to the tiny mountain hamlet of Jonah, New York, to claim her inheritance. Once there, she learns her father's will stipulates a six-month stay before she can receive the money. Fueled by hate and desperation, Sarah settles in for the bitter mountain winter, and as the weeks pass, she finds her life intertwining with the lives of the simple, gracious townsfolk. Can these strangers teach Sarah how to forgive and find peace?

A story of grace, of God's never-ceasing love, and the sometimes flawed, faithful people He uses to bring His purposes to pass.
 

About Christa Parrish

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Previously an award-winning Associated Press reporter, Christa Parrish now teaches literature and writing to high school students, is a homeschool mom, and lives near Saratoga Springs, New York. This is her first novel.
 
Published October 1, 2008 by Bethany House Publishers. 355 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Spunky bad girl masks her wistful heart with stubborn independence and a sharp tongue in debut novel by Christa Parrish.

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We see parental love displayed in Memory doting on her brain-damaged son, Maggie smothering Beth, and Sarah struggling throughout because of the love she’s missed from physically absent parents and an emotionally abusive grandmother.

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Is there a chance that Maggie, Beth, Jack, and Memory have answers to the questions – about her dad, and life in general – that have plagued her for as long as she can remember?

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I started reading inspirational fiction and romance as a teenager and, while I have discovered some wonderful books, I find myself sticking primarily to secular fiction and romance because so many of the characters in inspirationals, particularly in contemporary inspies, seem too goody-goody to b...

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Sarah grew up with a overbearing grandmother who used her Christian beliefs to condemn Sarah, but the Christians she meets in Jonah share their faith by loving and forgiving her.

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