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What She Left for Me
What She Left for Me
Author: Tracie Peterson
When Jana returns from a missions trip, she discovers that her pastor husband has left with his secretary…along with their bank account. Humiliated, penniless, pregnant, and very much alone, Jana reluctantly turns to her mother, Eleanor, in desperation. Eleanor is haunted by her own guilt and pain, and the arrival of her daughter only serve...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780764227769
ISBN-10: 0764227769
Publication Date: 10/1/2005
Pages: 352
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4 stars, based on 95 ratings
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 3
Not your typical Christian romance - heartrending sorrow of betrayal and abuse - and learning how God's love overcomes all sorrow.
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A riveting story of forgiveness and reconciliation. I really enjoyed it.
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This is another favorite of mine. It's a very touching story with a very intricately woven background. I love the many differences of each character. Things are not what they seem with Jana's mom. Jana's great-aunt is the one who brings everyone together and connects the family. Jana has to deal with hurt after hurt after hurt. There are so many things for her to be angry about and she struggles with her faith.
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This was a very hard to read but very hard to stop reading book. Lots of tragedy, but Ms. Peterson makes you really care about her characters.
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Tracie Peterson is a great writer. It's about a young lady that comes back from a mission trip, and her world falls apart.
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Enjoyrd this book very much. Would highly recommend.
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What an unusual book! I tried to tell my daughter what it was about and ended up talking for about half an hour. Very complex and leaves me wanting to know what happened to . . . well, I don't want to give anything away. Let's just say it's one of those books that I wish had a sequel. My husband would remind me that "they're not real, it's just a book", but you know what I mean. A bit preachy, but in a caring way, not overly pushy. The story is actually quite over the top, but I couldn't put it down.
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Great story - good description of characters and story line.

I really enjoyed how easily the gospel was shared in this story - in fact, some very typical, tough questions that many people ask - are dealt with in the story line. Peterson does an excellent job writing it all directly into the story, without it feeling like you're being preached to within a book.

I personally enjoyed the entire book - had me from the first page and I didn't like putting it down. I think the story is realistic and written with compassion.

Highly recommend this book to anyone who has ever dealt with deep past hurts and doesn't think they can ever "get over them". In fact, many could probably relate to the exact details of the characters, in the way that life had wounded them.

We all have pain. Everyone has a "story". It's how we choose to deal with the pain that makes us who we are. Tracie Peterson weaves the truth through the story of 3 women's lives - and shows us how we can allow any wrong that has ever been done to us, to make us better, not bitter.


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