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The first gift / Ruth Logan Herne.

Herne, Ruth Logan, author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
APLS-Decatur CFIC HERNE FIR (Text) 34207002027143 Adult Fiction - Christian Checked out 12/13/2016
North Webster Community Public Library - North Webster HER Inspir. Fic. (Text) 72436000117954 Inspirational fiction In process -
Westfield Washington Public Library - Westfield REL Herne (Text) 78292000359617 Adult New Book Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781616369576 (softcover : acid-free paper)
  • Physical Description: vi, 264 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Franciscan Media, 2016.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "Bringing to mind classics like Catherine Marshall's Christy, society's standards are put to the test and a Northern Appalachian town comes together to save a neglected child in Ruth Logan Herne's new romance, The First Gift. This poignant novel tells the story of five-year-old Cassie Carruthers, who lives in a bug-infested shack in the hills of Western New York's Southern Tier. Her mother has died and Cassie spends her days fending for herself while her alcoholic father drinks himself into a stupor. But Cassie's isolation has not gone unnoticed in the tightknit community of Phillipsburg. When a concerned neighbor alerts the county, the community sets a plan in motion to rescue the neglected little girl. Through fundraising efforts, Cassie is tucked into the kindergarten classroom of independent, beautiful Kerry McHenry. Kerry has her work cut out for her in dealing with Cassie's depressed father, but despite the child's loveless start in life, she soon reveals herself to be an intelligent, eager student. Moreover, she possesses a resourcefulness that has saved her life more than once--and will be called upon again. Kerry McHenry is nobody's fool. She sees her own tough upbringing in Cassie's dire situation, so she works tirelessly to guide the young girl, trying to help her become everything that God wants her to be. At the same time, she finds herself torn between a commitment-phobic pediatric oncologist from a nearby town and Phillipsburg's widowed deputy sheriff, a complicated man who is still angry with God. As the stakes grow ever higher and the characters' lives intersect in unexpected ways, each will face a true test of faith--and come face to face with indisputable evidence of God's love"-- Provided by publisher.
"Saving a child takes a village. Sometimes saving your own heart does, too. When a concerned neighbor alerts the authorities about a neglected little girl living in a shack, the community sets a plan in motion to rescue her. Through fundraising efforts, Cassie is tucked into the kindergarten classroom of independent, beautiful Kerry McHenry. Kerry sees her own tough upbringing in Cassie's dire situation, so she works tirelessly to guide the young girl. At the same time, she finds herself torn between a commitment-phobic doctor and a widowed deputy sheriff still angry with God. As the stakes rise and the characters' lives intersect in unexpected ways, each will face a true test of faith--and come face to face with undeniable evidence of God's love"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
City and town life > Fiction.
Mentoring > Fiction.
FICTION / Christian / Romance.
Genre: Christian fiction.
Love stories.

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