Remembering the Roses

Remembering the Roses

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by Marion Duckworth
     
 

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After her mother's death and her ex-husband's betrayal, Sammie Sternberg trusts no one-including God and herself. Following an impulse to run away and try to forget the past, she lands in tiny, picturesque Pineville Beach on Washington state's Olympic Peninsula. There she opens a second-hand store, and in the off-season creates original lapel pins from jewelers'… See more details below

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After her mother's death and her ex-husband's betrayal, Sammie Sternberg trusts no one-including God and herself. Following an impulse to run away and try to forget the past, she lands in tiny, picturesque Pineville Beach on Washington state's Olympic Peninsula. There she opens a second-hand store, and in the off-season creates original lapel pins from jewelers' castoffs. Through her work and her relationships with the friendly townfolk, including a reclusive but charming artist, Sammie begins to understand how God works to rebuild lives. In time she learns to trust again-and to open her heart to love.

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Sammie Sternberg seemed to have it all--a loving family, a new husband, and a career as a reporter--until her world crumbled. Deciding that she needs a total change, she opens an antiques store in a picturesque community in Washington state. As a Jew converted to Christianity, Sammie finds some townspeople unwilling to accept her but soon carves out a life for herself and meets Brad MacKenzie, a devout Christian and reclusive artist with some pain of his own. They begin to fall in love, only to discover that issues in their pasts threaten their happiness. Since this proves to be less a romance novel than the story of how Sammie learns truly to accept God's will and place it over her own, some readers may be disappointed; others will be satisfied with the story of Sammie's struggles with personal demons. Duckworth (Transforming Trouble, Chariot Victor, 1996) nicely portrays the community's varying reactions to a Jewish woman who has converted to Christianity. Recommended.

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ISBN-13:
9781576732366
Publisher:
The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/26/1998
Series:
Palisades Pure Romance Ser.
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.88(d)

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