When You Believe

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FaithWords, May 30, 2009 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Award-winning author Deborah Bedford tells the story of a young couple in love, a troubled teenage girl, and a confession that will rock one small community to the core.

Lydia Porter has waited a long time to be happy. She loves everything about being a school counselor at Shadrach High School, and she loves everything about teacher Charlie Stains, her new fiancÚ. So when one of her students confides that she's been sexually abused by a teacher and is terrified of what he'll do if she tells, Lydia is devastated: the student claims the abuser is Charlie. Now Lydia is legally bound to report the girl's charges. What happens next will test her love, her resolve to uncover the truth, and her belief in the power of faith to comfort, redeem, and heal.
 

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Gripping story

User Review  - Cathy Kaplan - Christianbook.com

This is a great story! It is a little disturbing as it relates to abuse, but has a wonderful ending and speaks to forgiviness and judgement of others. Read full review

User Review  - Angie Harper - Christianbook.com

It seems every teacher is a sexual deviant, every woman waiting for love finds it in the wrong man,and every love must go through the healing process of sexual sins before they can find love. I guess ... Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER FIVE
CHAPTER SIX
CHAPTER SEVEN
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
CHAPTER NINETEEN
CHAPTER TWENTY

CHAPTER EIGHT
CHAPTER NINE
CHAPTER TEN
CHAPTER ELEVEN
CHAPTER TWELVE
CHAPTER TWENTYONE
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE
AUTHORS NOTE
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About the author (2009)

Deborah Bedford was born in Texas and earned her degree in journalism and a minor in marketing from Texas A&M University. Her first book, Touch The Sky, was released by Harlequin Superromance. Its sales topped every Harlequin record for a first-time author. It earned rave reviews and a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice award. In 2001 she begin publishing more Christian-themed books like A Rose By The Door with Warner Book (in 2006 this name changed to FaithWords). More recent books include The Penny and Any Minute, both of which she co-authored with Joyce Meyer. She lives in Texas with her husband, Jack. They have two children, Jeff and Avery.

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