Truth can be illusive, choices disconcerting; the promise of moral certitude, irresistible.
In the Midwestern offices of Secure Star Insurance, Rebecca, efficient and distant, seeks only to survive another day. Sally, earnest and devout, views the workplace as a fertile mission field. Into the agency comes a new employee, Gladys, gregarious, unorthodox and twice divorced. When an intuitive HR manager arrives, veneers begin to crack.
To move beyond her smouldering estrangement Rebecca must come to terms with her past. Four years earlier she was Sr. Rebecca Marise, living in a convent replete with younger members and garnering the support of an increasing number of bishops and conservative Catholics. When an older nun has a heart attack, Rebecca is abruptly sent to a backwater mission in Appalachia. Distanced from the enclave of the motherhouse and embedded in social realities of the missionary outpost, Rebecca is thrust into uncharted waters.
|Publisher:||Linda Anne Smith|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||2 MB|
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I read your novel, Terrifying Freedom, over the holidays - it is simply wonderful!!! Your characters are so real and believable, and their struggles palpable. I feel like you have given me insight into some of the religious terrain that I have glimpsed over the years but not fully understood. You have started me on a new course of reading! Your novel is a gift to people who are thinking outside of their particular religious boxes - or who feel trapped and are thinking about thinking.... Dr. Tara Hyland-Russell, Vice-President Academic & Dean, St. Mary’s University, Calgary
Terrifying Freedom is a book that I will read more than once. I enjoyed the story, the characters and the descriptive language that held my attention throughout the entire book. The author created a world that pulled you in and left you wondering about your own beliefs. Rebecca evolved into someone we all know. She is someone searching for meaning, trying to live her life with unwavering faith only to be hardened by uncontrollable events. Terrifying Freedom takes you on a journey that you will not soon forget.
Linda Anne Smith’s novel, Terrifying Freedom explores the conflicts and contradictions of ideals. Through precise descriptions and insights into the hearts, minds and emotions of true to life characters Linda weaves a tantalizing tale of joy, sorrow and confusion as the main character, Rebecca has a rendezvous with truth. This story grabbed my heart and wouldn’t let it go.
This compelling novel draws you in from the first paragraph and keeps you captivated to the last paragraph. Interesting, insightful and irresistible a great read. Will definitely be placed in my "Books to Read Again" shelf of library. Loved it!