When You Believe
By Deborah Bedford
Award-winning author Deborah Bedford pens a compelling novel about a woman's devastating secret that - if true - will shatter lives and hearts...
Lydia Porter has waited a long time for happiness. She loves her job as a school counselor at Shadrach High School, and she loves everything about her coworker, teacher Charlie Stains. Lydia believes God answered her prayers when Charlie entered her life, and though she hasn't told a soul, Charlie has asked her to marry him.That's what makes one pretty, young sophomore's story so unimaginable...and so devastating. The girl tells Lydia that Charlie has sexually abused her, and that she is terrified of what he will do if she tells. By law, Lydia must report the teenager's charges. What happens when she does will test her strength, her love, and her belief in the power of God to comfort, redeem, and heal.
Deborah Bedford is a career fiction writer who began her professional life as a journalist in a Colorado mountain town. Deborah and her husband, Jack, have two children and live in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
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09 Jul 2009
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Hodder & Stoughton
The joy of this contemporary novel of faith lies in Bedford's calm, competent voice as she spins a turbulent tale of love, sexual misconduct and divided loyalties. . . . [Bedford] shows her veteran writing experience throughout the book by laying false trails, creating multifaceted characters and keeping her descriptions vivid but succinct. . . . [T]his is a well-told tale that should appeal to readers of faith who enjoy an inspirational love story wrapped around deeper issues. — Publishers Weekly
Realistic characters, true-to-life dialogue and unusual plot twists keep the story on track. — Romantic Times