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Friday, November 14

In Search of Eden

This week I'd like to tell you about a book that I bought a couple of weeks ago. It is titled In Search of Eden. The story is of a young woman who was forced to give her baby up for adoption eleven years ago. She writes: Today is your birthday... I want you to know that you are in my heart, as you always have been. I pray for you every day. I pray I did the right thing...


Dorrie has grown up and her mother, who forced her to give the baby away has died. Now Dorrie is determined to find the baby that she held for only a few minutes when a nurse sneaked it to her room a few hours after it was born. Dorrie's search seems impossible. She doesn't have any idea if the baby is a boy or a girl. She has no clue as to where it might be. She has searched in Chicago, Montana, New York City, Pittsburgh, San Jose, and Seattle. Clues finally lead her to Abingdon, Virginia.

Things start off on the wrong foot when Dorries pulls into Abingdon when the local cop pulls her over and gives her the third degree. With the help of a young girl, she is able to find a temporary position as a waitress at the local diner and an apartment over the local funeral home.

It took only a few pages before Nichols had me hooked. Where was Dorrie's baby? What gender was it? Would she find her child or wonder for the rest of her life where it was and if it was living a life that she would approve of.

Dorrie's mother was the villian in this story, but when Dorrie finds out about her mother's past, she takes a different view. The woman had lived a childhood of horror, which had influenced her decision to make Dorrie give up her baby. What secrets lie within the story? What is the skeleton in the family closet? The story is set in small town America. The characters are believeable but the story line would have been more believeable had it been set in the late 50s or 60s. However, I found this an easy and light read and thoroughly enjoyed it. Be sure to pick up a copy at the local bookstore or library. You'll be glad you did.

If you are interested in taking part in a Christmas book swap, please leave a comment. It's always nice to have a great book to read over the holidays. I will be giving more particulars in tomorrow's post.

Have a great weekend and remember to take some time to have fun with your family. ~Blessings, Mary~

18 comments:

  1. Wow, sounds like a great book sweetie.

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  2. sounds like a good read. I hope that you have a grear weekend.

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  3. You write a very good review. You tell enough to get me interested but not enough to spoil the story.

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  4. Tell me about the Book Swap? I cleaned out my book case the other day and I have a pile of books that I need to give away or send to the local library or somewhere.....What is the swap? I am interested......

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  5. You have me intrigued ~ great review, Mary!
    I'm very interested in your Christmas book swap. Sign me up!
    I have actually been thinking about doing one myself, but am thinking about doing it in february.

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  6. Love your post, I was so sorry when you left me in suspense! Now I have to find the book!lol

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  7. Oh, that does sound like fun. If you're interested though, Thomas Nelson Publishers invites readers to read their books. Check out their website. You can choose a book and they will send it to you. The only thing you need to do is agree to blog about it when you've finished. Check out their website for more details. I learned about this from Vicki at Light for the Writer's Soul

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  8. Hmmmmmmmmmmm, sounds like one I read a few months ago, but by a whole different author. I do hope you email me and tell me how it ends. LOLOLOL

    My show n tell this week is all Thanksgiving ---come by if you can find time...won't you?

    Happy weekend Mary!

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  9. I really like the title. Thanks for the review!

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  10. I love to curl up with a good book but for some reason I don't seem to find the time. I love audio books and listen to them with a headset while I work or pursue my other hobbies. That is definitely multi-hobbying:)

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  11. I loved this book!
    I don't often try new authors...this one was good...and you are right I was hooked after the first few pages.
    I'd be interested in the swap...is it just Christian books?

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  12. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book.

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  13. This sounds like a great book!
    I would like to participate in the Christmas book swap.

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  14. oooh yes I would love to take part, I have a stack of books in my bookshelf that I'd love to swap!

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  15. Sounds like a good read, Mary. I'll have to put it on my list and check for it the next time that I go to Border's. I'm finishing up a few e-books right now, so I'll be able to get to it next week.

    I can't believe that it's already Friday!

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  16. Good review, I wanted it to go on and on! Wish I had time to read it!

    Katherine

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  17. This sounds like something I would love. Thanks for posting about it.

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  18. Mary I'll be looking for this one!

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