Remembering the Roses (Palisades Pure Romance)

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After her mother's death and her ex-husband's betrayal, Sammie Sternberg trusts no one-including God and herself. Following an impulse to run away and try to forget the past, she lands in tiny, picturesque Pineville Beach on Washington state's Olympic Peninsula. There she opens a second-hand store, and in the off-season creates original lapel pins from jewelers' castoffs. Through her work and her relationships with the friendly townfolk, including a reclusive but charming artist, Sammie begins to understand how God works to rebuild lives. In time she learns to trust again-and to open her heart to love.

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Marion Duckworth is the critically-acclaimed author of twenty books and hundreds of articles. She is also a popular speaker and seminar leader, and has been a guest on many radio broadcasts and television programs. She currently lives in Salem , Oregon .

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Sammie Sternberg seemed to have it all?a loving family, a new husband, and a career as a reporter?until her world crumbled. Deciding that she needs a total change, she opens an antiques store in a picturesque community in Washington state. As a Jew converted to Christianity, Sammie finds some townspeople unwilling to accept her but soon carves out a life for herself and meets Brad MacKenzie, a devout Christian and reclusive artist with some pain of his own. They begin to fall in love, only to discover that issues in their pasts threaten their happiness. Since this proves to be less a romance novel than the story of how Sammie learns truly to accept God's will and place it over her own, some readers may be disappointed; others will be satisfied with the story of Sammie's struggles with personal demons. Duckworth (Transforming Trouble, Chariot Victor, 1996) nicely portrays the community's varying reactions to a Jewish woman who has converted to Christianity. Recommended.
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