Sarah loves her unborn baby, even though the pregnancy is the result of a stranger's attack. Her own father blames her for the rape, saying she was "flaunting her charms" and got just what she deserved. For her, abortion is out of the question. But that's what will be required of her when Papa finds out she's with child. She has to run away. But she's only sixteen-has no money, little education, and no job. And no one to turn to. She was born and raised in poverty and was sure she could do no better for her own child. Somehow, she must find the perfect, loving home for her baby. Bravely, Sarah takes off hitchhiking to Dallas, where her search would begin. Rob McKinley-a doctor whose precious wife could not carry a baby to term after ten years of trying-learns of Sarah's predicament. But before the good doctor can even talk to her about it, tragedy strikes, and Sarah finds herself on the back streets of Dallas where she's befriended by a group of homeless teenagers. Not realizing her baby's "perfect" family is searching for her, she places her trust in the wrong person. With a promise of help, she's tricked into captivity. Now, with only a few months to go before the baby arrives, all hope of finding an adoptive home has been yanked from her. Even worse, at delivery she'll be forced into handing her own flesh and blood over to the highest bidder. Only a miracle of God can change the course of Sarah's life. And that of her baby. The Trinity Quilts. Two poignant love stories between the covers of one powerful book.
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REVIEW: THE TRINITY QUILTS By Lynne Wells Walding A Warm Generational Story with Touches of Dickens and Peretti. From the very beginning of this Christian saga, I was reminded of one of my favorite authors, Charles Dickens. All the elements were there: a young girl in “trouble,” cruel parents, extreme poverty and a chance meeting with a kind stranger. And as with Walding’s other books, there’s an element of spiritual warfare being conducted in the background. It had to be divine direction that placed Sam, a big-rig trucker and a Christian, in Sarah’s path. She was fleeing abusive parents who would be sure to make her abort her baby. Circumstances seem dire, but nothing is as it seems. There’s a kindly Hand guiding this young woman and as events unfold, we see that God has a place for everyone in this story, even the unborn Emily. Everyone in this book was three-dimensional. I found myself moved several times by tragic events and by the way the Christian characters handled profound sadness with courage and faith. There are also several unexpected plot twists that kept me turning pages, right to the very satisfying ending. This is a softer, gentler story than some of Walding’s earlier novels (Pastor McAlester’s Bride, Winnoby Cabin, Ian’s Song) and lurking demons get less attention. But watch out when a tiny, elderly black lady called Sasha appears. It means something is about to happen!