Echoes From the Past

Echoes From the Past

by June Foster

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Echoes From the Past by June Foster

When Dave Reyes, senior pastor of New Life Fellowship discovers he has a six year old daughter, his life changes forever. He must reveal the truth to the congregation, but will they fire him and send him away in shame?
Social worker Betty Ann Johnston still grieves over the death of her police officer husband. But when he returns from the grave to torment her, she struggles to maintain her sanity. Witnessing Dave's faith is her only source of strength. Will ghosts from her past destroy her, or will she find hope in the God of the Bible?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781507711835
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/21/2015
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

An award-winning author, June Foster is a retired teacher with a BA in education and MA in counseling. In 2013, June's book Give Us This Day was a finalist in EPIC's eBook awards and in 2014 a finalist in the National Readers Choice Awards for best first book. Ryan's Father was one of three finalists in the published contemporary fiction category of the 2014 Oregon Christian Writers Cascade Writing Contest and Awards. Deliver Us was a finalist in COTT's 2014 Laurel Awards. June has written four novels for Desert Breeze Publishing. The Bellewood Series, Give Us This Day, As We Forgive, and Deliver Us, and Hometown Fourth of July. Ryan's Father is available from WhiteFire Publishing. Red and the Wolf, a modern day retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, is available from Amazon.com. June enjoys writing stories about characters who overcome the circumstances in their lives by the power of God and His Word.

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Echoes From the Past 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MelissaGH More than 1 year ago
Echoes From the Past tells the story of Pastor Dave Reyes and what happens when he finds out he is the father of a six year old daughter. He is concerned about his congregation and how they will handle the news. Also, he becomes friends with the social worker, Betty Ann. How will this friendship affect the new relationship between Dave and his daughter? The author makes the reader feel as if they were reading about their own friends. She gives emotions and details that make the reader feel involved in the story. I could not put this book down. Yes, it is that good. Another great story by June Foster.
Anne_Baxter_Campbell More than 1 year ago
I know--another of June Foster's books appeared on this blog yesterday, but I review in the order that I receive the books unless there are extenuating circumstances. No apologies offered. :) Besides, I happen to relate to so much of what June writes. She always manages to stir both the heart and mind. What are the odds? Pastor Dave Reyes had years previously advised his best friend NOT to marry a woman from his family's church, the Exalted Brethren by the name of Betty Ann. Now a pretty and petite blonde stood at his door, announcing her name as Betty Ann. Not that common a name. However, it was what--or who--she brought with her that really blew him away. A little six-year-old girl that Betty Ann says is his daughter. One look at Alice convinced him even beyond the evidence of a birth certificate, a will, and DNA. The sweet little girl's mother, Beth, had been Dave's lover years before, and he had no idea she was pregnant when he heeded God's call to the ministry. He had asked Beth to marry him and join him in ministry, but she had refused. Now Beth is dead, and the little girl becomes a part of Dave's life. God forgives, but sometimes the results of sins linger. Pastor Dave's congregation will never understand. He prepares to resign, an action that will tear his heart out. Meanwhile, Betty Ann has found a woman who will come in to take care of the little one when Dave has to be gone. Alive loves and clings to Betty Ann and to the new woman--who Alice calls grandma. Dave is in a bunch quandary. He wouldn't mind keeping Betty Ann in his life, but she's not a believer. He'd done that once and didn't want to go down that path away from God again. He won't desert his young daughter, but in keeping her, he must leave his congregation. And then there's the mystery of Alice's instant connection to the housekeeper she calls Grandma while he is still kept at arm's length.