Then Came Faith by GOUGE LOUISE

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An edgy novel that runs many parallels with the current day tragedy of Katrina to the aftermath of the Civil War. Moreover, this gritty novel from a gifted writer addressees the greater healing that begins in life, when we are courageous enough to lay aside our preconceived notions and personal prejudices. The Civil War is over; Juliana wants to help the South heal and repent of its pastAndre swears never to forgive the North for what they did to his family.Juliana has traveled to this war-ravaged city to minister to the people devastated by the conflicthaving been a strict abolitionist who was part of the Underground Railroadshe seeks to help the South understand the transgression of slavery. Andre and Julianas attraction is immediate and obvious, but they quickly discover how diverse two people can be in their values and beliefs.Even in the midst of their warring points of view, Andre cannot help but notice Julianas courage and resilienceand remarkable impactin the face of fierce opposition. Through the commitment of three former slaves, he discovers secrets from his familys past that force him to face head on his own views of the intrinsic worth and dignity of all people.


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Award-winning Florida author Louise M. Gouge writes historical romance and women's fiction. Married to David Gouge for 48 years, she is mother of four amazing adult children and grandmother of eight absolutely perfect grandchildren. With a BA in Creative Writing and a master's degree in Liberal Studies, Louise teaches composition and humanities at Valencia College in Kissimmee, Florida.
Published September 6, 2006 by WORD And SPIRIT RESOURCES, LLC. 384 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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