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Title:
Reunion : a novel
Author:
Snelling, Lauraine.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : FaithWords, [2012]

©2012
Physical Description:
322 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
Keira Johnson, a fifty-year-old mother of two grown sons, believes she lives a good Christian life without secrets, until she discovers a fact her late mother kept hidden all her life--a secret which shares merit with Keira's niece's unwanted pregnancy.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780892969098
Format :
Book

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Summary

Keira Johnston, a 50-year-old mother of two grown sons, believes she lives a good Christian life without secrets--until she discovers a life-jarring fact her late mother kept hidden all her life. Kiera was born out of wedlock, and the man she had always known as her father had adopted her as an infant.

Meanwhile, Keira's beloved 17-year-old niece, Kirsten, has just discovered an unwanted pregnancy. Her boyfriend, Jose, is bound for college and Kirsten does not know what to do. As the family comes together for a reunion, Keira and Kirsten struggle with their fractured pasts and jumbled present. Will truth and honesty be the catalysts that allow the entire family to find peace?

Inspired by events in Lauraine Snelling's own life, REUNION is the author's finest novel to date.


Author Notes

Lauraine Snelling began her career writing children's books. Her first book, Tragedy on the Toutle, was published in 1982. She wrote the High Hurdles series and The Golden Filly series before turning her focus to inspirational romances for adults. Her works include the Red River of the North family saga, Return to Red River trilogy the Daughters of Blessing series, and the Home to Blessing series. She won the Silver Angel award for An Untamed Land, the Romance Writers of American Golden Heart for Song of Laughter, and the 2014 Romantic Times Career Achievement award for Inspirational Fiction.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Snelling's previous novels (One Perfect Day) have been popular with readers, and this one, loosely based on her own life, will be no exception. Keira Johnston dreams of visiting Norway, but she must find her birth certificate to apply for a passport. She never guesses that the mysteriously hidden document would reveal a long-buried secret that threatens all she holds dear. Keira's best friend and sister-in-law, Leah Sorenson, is facing her own drama when her teenage daughter, Kirsten, announces she's pregnant. Together the friends must navigate a looming family reunion, the first since the death of Keira's mother, as well as the emotional minefields of an unplanned pregnancy and family secrets. Snelling does a competent job of exploring themes of forgiveness, growth, and redemption as one family moves closer together and nearer to the God who directs their lives. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

Following her mother's death, 50-year-old Keira Johnson searches for a copy of her birth certificate so she can travel to Norway for her wedding anniversary and discovers that the man she thought was her father was not. Indeed, she was born out of wedlock. Her brother Marcus, a pastor, is also struggling when he learns his unmarried daughter is pregnant. One thing is for sure: the upcoming family reunion won't be dull! VERDICT This moving story, based on events in the author's life, is sure to please readers of Karen Kingsbury. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.