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If I gained the world
Nichols, Linda, 1954-
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Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House, [2003]

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413 pages ; 22 cm

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Feeling contented with her life with the exception of one unachieved goal, Lenore finds her longing testing her faith and her marriage to Daniel, a situation that prompts her to leave with their young son, Scottie. By the author of Not a Sparrow Falls. Simultaneous.

Author Notes

Linda Nichols is the author of Not a Sparrow Falls and Handyman, a romantic comedy published by Delacorte as well as the author of various articles for parenting magazines. A graduate of the University of Washington, Linda and her family make their home in Tacoma, Washington.

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Lenore has almost everything: a life with Daniel, a strikingly attractive rising actor, and their beautiful son, Scott. She knows Daniel loves her and their son, but the one thing he will not give her is the one thing she cannot live without, marriage. Haunted by her own insecurities, Lenore knows that she must have the strength to walk away from their indefinite life together, so she and her son move to Seattle to start a new life. However, she is not prepared for the depths of depression she will face nor for how long the climb back out of it will take. Through the support of Christian friends she meets, Lenore builds a contented life without Daniel. When she does encounter him again some 15 years later, neither is the same person as when they lived together. Only this time, Daniel realizes how much his past mistakes have cost him. Nichols's follow-up to Not a Sparrow Falls is rich and unsentimental. Her main characters are skillfully developed and draw readers into their struggles. This high-quality relationship novel is highly recommended for most collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.