Over the Waters by Deborah Raney

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"Dr. Botox" to the bored rich women of Chicago, plastic surgeon Max Jordan was shocked by his son Joshua's decision to focus his medical talent on Haitian orphans. Embittered by Joshua's sudden death, Max searched for resolution in the place his son called home.

The selflessness of Joshua's coworkers stunned Max. He was particularly taken with American volunteer Valerie Austin, whose dream of a tropical honeymoon had been crushed, replaced by a stint working in the impoverished orphanage. But Valerie's view of Joshua's sacrifice—and her own—challenged everything Max knew. Had the doors to his gilded cage finally opened?

 

About Deborah Raney

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From the time Deborah Raney opened the cover of Tip and Mitten in first grade, she has loved to read. Growing up on a farm in Kansas, Deb was inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder's popular Little House on the Prairie series, and first tried her hand at novel writing at the age of twelve. However, after accidentally putting airplanes in a story set in the 1700s, Deb tore up her manuscript in frustration and vowed never to write historical fiction again. More than a quarter of a century passed before she dared to attempt another book.After spending two happy decades as a stay-at-home mom, Deborah finally began work on her first novel-- a contemporary story--after an intriguing discussion about Alzheimer's disease with her husband and teenage children. Drawing on her experiences working in a New York nursing home early in her marriage, Deborah crafted a fictional account of one family's struggle with Alzheimer's disease. A Vow to Cherish was published in 1996 and won the Angel Award given by Excellence in Media. A Vow to Cherish went on to become the inspiration for World Wide Pictures' highly acclaimed film of the same title. Deborah and her husband attended the Hollywood premiere of the made-for-television movie in June 1999, and it aired throughout North America that September and again in December 2004. The movie is now available on video and on DVD in seven languages. Deborah recently completed an update of the book to be reissued by the Steeple Hill imprint in 2006.Deborah's novels have won the prestigious RITA Award from Romance Writers of America, the HOLT Medallion, the National Readers Choice Award, American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year, Faith, Hope & Love Inspirational Readers Choice winner, and Romantic Times Inspirational Novel of the Year.Deborah's newest novel, Over the Waters, was inspired by her parents' work with a children's home near Port au Prince, Haiti, and will be released by the Steeple Hill imprint in October.Deborah writes from her home near a small town in Kansas. She and her husband, Ken Raney, have four children and are looking forward to the birth of their firstgrandchild this year.
 
Published May 1, 2008 by Steeple Hill Single Title. 315 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Raney (Beneath a Southern Sky ) submits a poignant inspirational romance about a doctor's change of heart and a woman's realignment of her dreams set agai

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