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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

This is the first book I've read from Maureen Lang and it didn't

This is the first book I've read from Maureen Lang and it didn't disappoint. It's the journey of two people trying to come to terms with their past mistakes and finding grace from others in the process. Dessa thinks her past precludes her from being able to marry;she be...
This is the first book I've read from Maureen Lang and it didn't disappoint. It's the journey of two people trying to come to terms with their past mistakes and finding grace from others in the process. Dessa thinks her past precludes her from being able to marry;she believes she will be content in continuing her mentor's dream of opening a house for former prostitutes. Yet, she tends to be impatient when waiting on God so she tries to do things her way (which she thinks would be God's way, too). Henry knows his world was built on a lie of his own creation and he thinks he could never have a wife and family because of his past. They both learn to love each other and accept the truths about each other because their past is what made them into the people of the present. Although I enjoyed their story line, I would have liked it better if they spent more time with each other in the first half of the book. It always seemed like either character was running out of the room for one reason or another. I enjoyed the epilogue so I could get a glimpse of how all the secondary characters were doing. Overall, I'm glad I tried it and would definitely read another of Ms. Lang's books again.

posted by georgettegirl on June 14, 2013

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

I find that the book was really slow; well written with great de

I find that the book was really slow; well written with great details and good characters but a lot slower than I like personally.  Her faith in God was woven into the story very skillfully; it was a part of who she was and so it was included just as naturally as her br...
I find that the book was really slow; well written with great details and good characters but a lot slower than I like personally.  Her faith in God was woven into the story very skillfully; it was a part of who she was and so it was included just as naturally as her breath!  I don't think that non-Christians would find this story stuffy, or "over religious"or pushing religion down their throats.  
An interesting idea for a story; both Dessa and Henry's. 

posted by FlameLW on March 25, 2013

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  • Posted March 25, 2013

    I find that the book was really slow; well written with great de

    I find that the book was really slow; well written with great details and good characters but a lot slower than I like personally.  Her faith in God was woven into the story very skillfully; it was a part of who she was and so it was included just as naturally as her breath!  I don't think that non-Christians would find this story stuffy, or "over religious"or pushing religion down their throats.  
    An interesting idea for a story; both Dessa and Henry's. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 9, 2013

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    Dessa Caldwell has a heart for helping at-risk women and girls i

    Dessa Caldwell has a heart for helping at-risk women and girls in 1880's
    Denver,  So she takes her impulsive nature and gets a loan from a local bank
    to open a safe house.  Little does she know that the loan was given without
    the blessings of the bank owner, a young man with a dark past.  Sparks fly,
    and both Dessa and her beaux are compelled to decide what they really want
    from life.

    The main problem with this story is that we don't spend enough time with any
    one character to really understand who they are.  Between the problems at
     the bank, the problems at Dessa's safe house, the problems in the bordellos,
    the problems back home, all the characters are rushing around trying to do
    something while we are left guessing their intentions–a poor substitute for
    suspense.

    While I appreciate the author's efforts to deal with topics like child-rape,
    prostitution, gambling, and drug addiction tactfully in a way that will not
    steal the innocence of her readers, the truth is that her approach also lacks
    compassion.  Dessa's violation at a young age by her employer is treated as
    foolish first love.  The reason that Dessa has a low response from the women she
    wants to help is because they are happy in the brothels.  In fact, one character
     blatantly announces her goal to become a prostitute, and when she changes her
    mind, it is due less to an understanding of the pain accompanying that lifestyle than
    to immediate fear she will be punished for helping others.  An ending explanation
    says that just providing a door out gives these women all the hope they need to
    keep living, even if they never walk through it.  

    My greatest fear is that a naif reader might construe the light treatment as grounds
    for superiority.  After all, if these women all chose this life willingly then they
    deserve what comes to them.  The truth is far more complex.  

    For a better treatment of this subject, I suggest Francine River's Redeeming Love.

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    Posted June 7, 2013

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