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On the Threshold
     

On the Threshold

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by Sherrie Ashcraft
 

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Suzanne-a mother with a long-held secret. Tony-a police officer with something to prove. Beth-a daughter with a storybook future. When all they love is lost, what's worth living for?

Suzanne Corbin and her daughter, Beth Harris, live a seemingly easy life. Suzanne has distanced herself from her past, replacing pain with fulfillment as a wife and mother, while Beth

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Suzanne-a mother with a long-held secret. Tony-a police officer with something to prove. Beth-a daughter with a storybook future. When all they love is lost, what's worth living for?

Suzanne Corbin and her daughter, Beth Harris, live a seemingly easy life. Suzanne has distanced herself from her past, replacing pain with fulfillment as a wife and mother, while Beth savors her husband's love and anticipates the birth of their child. But all that is about to change.

Like a sandcastle buffeted by ocean waves, Suzanne's façade crumbles when her perfect life is swept away. Tragedy strikes and police officer Tony Barnett intersects with the lives of both women as he tries to discover the truth. Left adrift and drowning in guilt long ignored, Suzanne spirals downward into paralyzing depression. Beth, dealing with her own grief, must face the challenge of forgiveness. Can these two women learn to trust each other again? Will they find the power of God's grace in their lives?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780989396714
Publisher:
Ashberry Lane
Publication date:
05/01/2013
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)

Meet the Author

Mother/daughter writing team Sherrie Ashcraft and Christina Berry Tarabochia bring a voice of authenticity to this novel as they have experienced some of the same issues faced by these characters. They like to say they were separated at birth but share one brain, which allows them to write in a seamless stream. Both live in NW Oregon and love spending time together.

Sherrie is the Women's Ministry Director at her church, and loves being the grandma of eight and great-grandma of one.

Christina is also the author of The Familiar Stranger, a Christy finalist and Carol Award winner, and runs a thriving editing business.

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On the Threshold 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Bravedame More than 1 year ago
I finished, "The Threshold" last night. I was amazed at how well it was written, especially for a first novel. Seriously, better written than many I've read by very seasoned authors. Great story, good believable characters and scenarios, but my biggest kudos of the whole thing? The pace. The authors really set an amazing pace that I find rarely in novels. Just when I would catch my breath, another inciting incident would happen so it was hard to put the book down. So much of the time, novels are mostly boring with a few moments of piqued interest with the incidents. There was no slag in your entire book! I am not the kind of reader who can't wait to finish the book. I usually savor my books and read at a leisurely pace, but that was impossible with this book. I HAD to keep reading to find out what happened, the authors were that good at keeping my attention. High praise, indeed, for someone who can be so easily bored with novels.
theskett More than 1 year ago
Sherrie and Christina develop in-depth characters; my favorite was Tony. The mother-daughter dynamics worked well, showing the tug-of-war that sometimes takes place between wanting family members to not interfere too much yet be there when needed. The authors offer hope in each of the character’s stories. As the story progressed, I was drawn more into the characters’ lives – I read while hubby barbequed and in between taking cookies in and out of the oven! I’d like to see a sequel – more about Beth and Tony and how their faith works through hard times.
reader4ever1 More than 1 year ago
This is a book that will change you, encourage and challenge you.   I thought this book was very well written and realistic.  I started reading this book while in the hospital for Preterm labor.  I found that although sometimes hard to read, it was very encouraging. Throughout the book, you see the joys and struggles each character has and how  God is always there regardless of what you’re going through.   I especially liked how much of an impact you can make on one person’s life without even realizing it.  I recommend this book to my friends.   It’ll make you laugh, cry and smile as you follow the lives of  Suzanne, Tony and Beth. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With the very first sentence of “On the Threshold,” you are drawn into the book immediately; it grabs your heart and never releases it. Written by the mother/daughter team of Sherrie Ashcraft and Christina Berry Tarabochia, “On the Threshold” follows the lives of Susanne Corbin and her daughter Beth Harris after they suffer a great loss. You are transported into their lives as they walk through the “valley of the shadow of death” and their emotions of desperation, despair, and depression flow from the pages. And you experience the hope, peace and joy of Susanne and Beth as they exit the valley and step “over the threshold.” The theme of God’s forgiveness and His love for all of us is a constant thread in “On the Threshold.” His grace and mercy are woven throughout and His message of salvation is shared in a gentle manner. “On the Threshold” needs to be at the top of your summer reading list!
samcivy More than 1 year ago
On The Threshold Sherrie Ashcraft, Christina Berry Tarabochia ©2013 Ashberry Lane ISBN 978-0-9893967-0-7 Beth Harris and her husband Keith, desperately want a child, but Beth has lost several pregnancies. Her mother, Suzanne, a controller, gets on Beth’s nerves, although they love each other. Suzanne feels that her husband Jake is the only person who truly cares for and understands her. When she finally confesses a secret from her teenage years, Beth cannot forgive her. Suzanne and Jake quarrel one Saturday a.m. Jake and Keith leave to play golf. That evening, both women learn how quickly life can change. A young police officer, Tony Barnett, tries to help people in trouble, especially pretty blondes with fatherless children. However, he sometimes says things that cause problems, for which he must apologize. That includes to Suzanne. After Beth rejects her, Suzanne isolates herself. Her friend, Nancy, Pastor Alan and Beth realize almost too late that Suzanne is in big trouble. Will Tony straighten out the problems he’s unwittingly created? Will each character learn the importance of forgiving quickly? Will Suzanne let Beth be Beth? This story will engross readers in the lives of characters with problems that could happen to any of us. The characters decisions can challenge everyone to find real peace in the midst of major difficulties.