Reunion: A Novel

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Keira Johnson, a 50-year-old mother of two grown sons, believes she lives a good Christian life without secrets— until she discovers a life-jarring fact her late mother kept hidden all her life. Kiera was born out of wedlock, and the man she had always known as her father had adopted her as an infant.

Meanwhile, Keira's beloved 17-year-old niece, Kirsten, has just discovered an unwanted pregnancy. Her boyfriend, Jose, is bound for college and Kirsten does not know what to do. As...

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Overview

Keira Johnson, a 50-year-old mother of two grown sons, believes she lives a good Christian life without secrets— until she discovers a life-jarring fact her late mother kept hidden all her life. Kiera was born out of wedlock, and the man she had always known as her father had adopted her as an infant.

Meanwhile, Keira's beloved 17-year-old niece, Kirsten, has just discovered an unwanted pregnancy. Her boyfriend, Jose, is bound for college and Kirsten does not know what to do. As the family comes together for a reunion, Keira and Kirsten struggle with their fractured pasts and jumbled present. Will truth and honesty be the catalysts that allow the entire family to find peace?

Inspired by events in Lauraine Snelling's own life, REUNION is the author's finest novel to date.

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Editorial Reviews

National Church Library Association
"Snelling writes about the foibles of human nature with keen insight and sweet honesty."
RT Book Reviews
"Inspired by events in Snelling's own life, REUNION is a beautiful story about characters discovering themselves as the foundation of their family comes apart at the seams. Readers may recognize themselves or someone they know within the pages of this book, which belongs on everyone's keeper shelf."
FreshFiction.com
"REUNION is a captivating tale that will hook you from the very start....Fans of Christian fiction will love this touching story."
From the Publisher
"Inspired by events in Snelling's own life, REUNION is a beautiful story about characters discovering themselves as the foundation of their family comes apart at the seams. Readers may recognize themselves or someone they know within the pages of this book, which belongs on everyone's keeper shelf."—RT Book Reviews

"Snelling writes about the foibles of human nature with keen insight and sweet honesty."—National Church Library Association

"REUNION is a captivating tale that will hook you from the very start....Fans of Christian fiction will love this touching story."—FreshFiction.com

"Snelling's previous novels (One Perfect Day) have been popular with readers, and this one, loosely based on her own life, will be no exception."—Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455556977
  • Publisher: FaithWords
  • Publication date: 4/1/2014
  • Edition description: Special
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 185,766
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Lauraine Snelling

Lauraine Snelling has been writing since 1980, with over 65 books published, both fiction and non-fiction, historical and contemporary, for adults and young readers. Her books consistently appear on CBA bestseller lists, and have been translated into Norwegian, Danish, and German. A hallmark of her style is writing about real issues of forgiveness, loss, domestic violence, and cancer within a compelling story. Lauraine and her husband, Wayne, have two grown sons, and live in the Tehachapi Mountains with a watchdog Bassett named Chewy. Visit her Web site at www.laurainesnelling.com.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted July 20, 2012

    Absolutely Recommend

    Reunion is such a wonderful and powerful book! I wish everyone could read this book! Lauraine delves into very real and very emotional issues.

    Keira and Kirsten walk through some very difficult trials but neither one of them does it alone. With the unconditional love and support of family, they face the truth and consequences of their actions, as well as the actions of others. They learn that facing the "truth" is not always the easy thing to do BUT it is ALWAYS the BEST thing to do!


    To me, when unconditional love is given, it provides a strength that allows me to face things that otherwise I wouldn't be able to. When that unconditional love is coupled with forgiveness... WOW! Love and Forgiveness are universal ~ Reunion is a great testimony for both!


    Sarah Reck and HachetteBookGroup/Faith Words ~ Thank you sooo much for allowing me to read this complimentary book in exchange for my honest opinion.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 17, 2012

    Reunion is a novel about tight knit family that have secrets. Ke

    Reunion is a novel about tight knit family that have secrets. Keira Johnson, while taking care of her
    mother's house and figuring out what to do with everything after her passing, finds her birth
    certificate. What she finds totally throws her for a loop, she shares what she finds with her sister in
    law Leah. Between the two of them they search the house for more clues. Meanwhile Leah's
    daughter Kirsten has a secret of her own. She is just about ready to graduate high school and has
    definite plans for the future, college, then medical school which has been a dream of hers since she
    was little. The father of the baby, her boyfriend Jose, also has plans for college.
    Leah shares the news with her husband Marcus, who is a pastor. Marcus is totally unprepared for
    this news as the family is very religious and life what they preach, until now. Keira keeps her news
    from her brother as she does not want to tell him anything because she wants to investigate more.
    What ensues is a story that will change the two families forever, do they do the right thing because
    it is expected of them and will certainly cause a scandal, or do they go with their hearts to find the
    answers for the two problems the families face. Other side story's that affects the families is a
    devasting tornado in another community that takes up the attention of the families, Kirsten's
    graduation, and a family reunion. A heartwarming story about love, faith and doing
    the right thing against all odds. This novel is a fast paced story that will keep you turning the pages.
    I highly recommend it.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    Reunion

    Very humble book, real life evrnts., Would recommend.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 24, 2013

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    Should i stay or go?

    1 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 23, 2013

    Tori

    YES

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2014

    I chose the wrong book

    I did not like this book. It moved slowly and the foreshadowing was so obvious that a blind man could see it.I skimmmed most of it. I did not really like any of the characters. This book was about as interesting as a sermon. Therefore if you love god, church and "the message," then this book will fill your heart with joy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    A must read

    Story is woven in such a way, that I couldn't put it down. Loved the characters, and the stories. Reminds us that there is a higher power that is watching over us. So uplifting and positive. Thank you!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    Good yet mundane

    I respect how the author writes from her own experiences and handles the teenage pregnancy in the novel. That being said, I found the book to alternated between interesting and tedious. It was most interesting when the author wrote from Kirsten's (the teenager's) point of view. The "adult's" portions of the book contained too many details of what they were having for dinner/dessert or what kind of tea they would have. There were also entire portions of the dialogue without a tag (words which identify which character is speaking) which made it hard to follow. In my opinion it's a book with a good plot that gets lost at times in mundane details.

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    Posted November 19, 2012

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    Dawnfire!Hi!
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    Posted November 19, 2012

    Emberstream

    He ran to his sister, then nuzzled her. "I missed you."

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    Posted November 19, 2012

    WOLFSTAR TO ALL--URGENT!

    OUR NEW CAMP IS AT NEW PARADISE RESULT ONE! DAWNFIRE, EMBERSTREAM, AND I ARE THE ONLY ONWS THERE! ~•~•~•~•~•~

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