Overview

In a dilapidated trailer on the edge of town, a young mother collapses. Her death leaves four children lost to the care of a shattered man who drowns himself in whiskey, then takes off without them. Can Mary Catherine find it in herself to forgive her father for abandoning them? Michael's unexpected death forces Elly to return home to her cold, selfish mother to face the ghosts of her past. Battling depression, can she find hope within? Stained by poverty, Joseph is a controlling entrepreneur who rises to the ...
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According to Thy Word

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Overview

In a dilapidated trailer on the edge of town, a young mother collapses. Her death leaves four children lost to the care of a shattered man who drowns himself in whiskey, then takes off without them. Can Mary Catherine find it in herself to forgive her father for abandoning them? Michael's unexpected death forces Elly to return home to her cold, selfish mother to face the ghosts of her past. Battling depression, can she find hope within? Stained by poverty, Joseph is a controlling entrepreneur who rises to the top, only to lose his wife and business. Will a prison sentence lock him away forever, or be the key to real change and freedom? These characters face the age-old alternative between good and evil; reaching out in love and forgiveness, or closing themselves off in hatred and pain. The directions they take intertwine their lives and leads each of them on a path to Truth.
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I absolutely LOVED According to Thy Word! I read it in about 2 days because I couldn't put it down. The characters were wonderfully crafted and I loved how they were intertwined to create an emotional, yet realistic, ending. It was a very wonderful Catholic experience. I can honestly say I liked it more than The Secret Life of Bees, which was a New York Times bestseller.
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The characters in this book are so real yet so diverse. Each one has its own individual personality. This book has you join them in their deepest and most intimate struggles. It helped me face some of my personal trials with spirituality and forgiveness, yet never made me feel preached at.
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The characters were so real, I felt like I was caught up in the story with them. The very believable story line kept me hooked from beginning to end and I was so sad when I finished the book and my voyage with them ended, that I picked the book up a year later and read it again! Karen Boyce has a gift for characterization and plot.
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I really enjoyed reading this. It's well written and the characters are interesting. It's rare these days to find a work of fiction that presents faith and morality in a positive light. I am looking foward to reading her next book.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014894586
  • Publisher: KFR Communications
  • Publication date: 8/15/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • File size: 288 KB

Meet the Author

Karen Kelly Boyce was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. She learned her faith and love of reading at the hands of the Sisters of Mercy. Only a few blocks away from the Barron Library, she spent most of her summer days and weekends lost in the stories and biographies of famous people. The turbulent sixties led her away from her first loves of church, reading, and writing. The only part of her faith that remained was the belief that we were made to help others. That belief led her to graduate as an RN in 1974.

Karen married in 1975, and raised two children. After going through a Life in the Spirit Seminar, she found peace and eternal love in the faith that would sustain her. In 1990, she became very ill and was eventually diagnosed with end stage Lyme Disease and was unable to work as a nurse anymore. As a disabled person, Karen's love of reading was rekindled and her love of writing born again.

All three of Karen's books have received the esteemed Catholic Writers Guild seal of approval.
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