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Francine Rivers began her literary career at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and journalism. From 1976 to 1985, she had a successful writing career in the general market, and her books were highly acclaimed by readers and reviewers. Although raised in a religious home, Francine did not truly encounter Christ until later in life, when she was already a wife, a mother of three, and an established romance novelist.
Francine and her husband, Rick, live in Northern California and enjoy the time spent with their three grown children and every opportunity to spoil their grandchildren.
Liz Higgs portrays Dynah Careys struggle with rape and her difficult decision to abort the resulting pregnancy, a decision that profoundly affects her relationship with her family. With her versatile vocal range, Higgs depicts Dynahs feelings of victimization, which challenge her rock-solid faith. She depicts Dynahs sense of betrayal--first, by her fianc, and then by her college dean, who tells her to leave to protect her fiancs reputation. Detailed characterization gives the sense of multiple narrators. Higgss portrayal of Dynahs rising anxiety as she waits for God to provide answers is especially believable. Higgs empathy and sensitivity animate the entire reading. G.D.W. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
One of the best books I've read but then I seem to love all The novels by this writer. She writes with feeling and understanding for the situation her characters have been placed... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Laura Falk
Enjoyed it very much. I enjoy reading all the books I have read by Francine Rivers.Published 5 months ago by Marlene Walc
I had an abortion when I was 17, and have regretted it ever since. This book is a powerful tool to remind us of how the enemy plays with us and uses even those closest to us to... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Delightful Dee
I love how Francine Rivers writes to he'll us see the perspective of everyone in the story. This book helped me assess my beliefs regarding abortion, and how God views it. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Lori Butler
A novel dealing with the focus of abortion and it's many scanarios and emotional implications for both womn and men. Read morePublished on Aug. 3 2013 by Elizabeth
I really enjoy Francine Rivers novels but this one was mediocre in comparison to other I have read from her. Read morePublished on June 30 2013 by Michelle Taylor
I love all her books. They are such a great way to experience God's love through any circumstance. What a delight!Published on Feb. 25 2013 by Sophy Munro
This book really disappointed me. I agree with the reader who said it seemed like every woman in the book had had an abortion. I also really didn't like Dynah all that much. Read morePublished on May 5 2004
It took me all of a day and a half to read this book. This book is so powerful and inspiring, you will immediately want to recommend it to any and everyone. Read morePublished on Feb. 12 2004 by Jessica