A Scarlet Cord

A Scarlet Cord

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by Deborah Raney
     
 

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In the four years since her husband’s death, Melanie LaSalle’s life has been consumed with managing the family design firm and caring for her five-year-old daughter, Jerica. The possibility of a new relationship is the last thing on her mind. But when Melanie meets Joel Ellington, a new staff member at her church, she is instantly attracted to his warm

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In the four years since her husband’s death, Melanie LaSalle’s life has been consumed with managing the family design firm and caring for her five-year-old daughter, Jerica. The possibility of a new relationship is the last thing on her mind. But when Melanie meets Joel Ellington, a new staff member at her church, she is instantly attracted to his warm spirit.

As their friendship deepens, however, Melanie is troubled by something she can’t quite understand or explain. Joel seems to be hiding something–in fact, most areas of his past are off-limits, even to her. Because of her growing feelings for him, Melanie pushes her doubts away. But when unsettling facts come to light–and when Joel disappears, along with the contents of a church bank account–she can no longer ignore her fears.

Now, torn between her feelings for Joel and evidence mounting against him, Melanie faces a heart-wrenching decision: to forget the man who gave her reason to love again or to trust Joel enough to give him her heart.

Exploring the themes of the importance of truth, loyalty, and trust, A Scarlet Cord illustrates that who we are in Christ depends little on outward appearances and much on our relationship with him, and that through faith, we can find places of comfort, healing, and selfless love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578565771
Publisher:
The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/17/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

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Meet the Author

DEBORAH RANEY is at work on her 20th novel. Her books have won the RITA Award, HOLT Medallion, National Readers' Choice Award, Silver Angel, and have twice been Christy Award finalists. Her first novel, A Vow to Cherish, inspired the World Wide Pictures film of the same title. Deb and her husband, Ken Raney, enjoy small-town life in Kansas. They are new empty nesters with four grown children and two grandsons, all of whom live much too far away.

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Scarlet Cord 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I haven't read a suspenseful romance this emotionally charged in a long time. You want to believe in these characters. . . your heart will ache for them. There's nothing contrived here--just real, heart-wrenching conflict in a page-turning read. Highly recommended!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Author Deborah Raney is an expert at asking the tough questions and then weaving a magnificent tale to come to a satisfying answer. A SCARLET CORD, the author¿s latest novel, asks, ¿Is it ever right to hide the truth? Can deception be redeemed?¿ When Melanie LaSalle meets Joel Ellington, she finds a man she begins to care about ~ a man who awakens feelings in her she thought she¿d buried with her husband four years before. But as the relationship deepens, so do the mounting suspicions and accusations against him. Has she believed a lie? Is Joel the man she thinks he is? You¿ll have to read to book to find out ~ and the ending may surprise you. Like her previous books, BENEATH A SOUTHERN SKY and AFTER THE RAINS, this latest work ~ A SCARLET CORD ~ will keep you turning pages, and give you a heart-warming read.