Today is your birthday… I want you to know that you are in my heart, as you always have been. I pray for you every day. I pray I did the right thing…
Thus wrote Miranda DeSpain on the anniversary of the day that changed her life forever, the day her heart was torn in pieces. Ever since that wrenching event, she has been unable to settle down, embrace life. She finds herself starting one adventure after another, trying to forget. But she never can. As she approaches her twenty-seventh birthday, she determines once again to reinvent her circumstances, to start anew. But there’s one loose end to tie up first…
This book, In Search of Eden, was loaned to me by a fellow Bookie (my book club), Brenda. It had passed through a few of the Bookies hands and now it was my turn! I brought it with me to Honduras and read it on the plane, in Texas, and then finished it in a small bedroom in the top bunk at the Manuelito Project in Talanga Honduras.
This was a good read. I enjoyed the story line and character development. Miranda is a likable character, and while she starts out with little to no self worth she grows quickly in her mission and in her liking of herself for who she is.
This is a great read about faith and finding where you fit into all of it.
On the plane, while reading this book, I dumped blueberry (yup… blueberry even) yogurt all over the book and me. Of all the books I brought with me, this is the only one that wasn’t mine…. figures. 🙂 I continued reading, and then passed it on to Tim Lake, our Team Leader who had not brought a book with him to read. He comments about the blue pages…..
I will be buying my friend Brenda a new copy of this book, she will want to have to continue to pass this great story around to others. I love that about books – you actually can share worlds with your friends.
Thanks Brenda for allowing me (blueberries and all) to share this read with you.
A 4.5 rating in my book….. and in my blog. 🙂
(This book passed through many hands before it got back to me… and everyone who read it really enjoyed it). A friend of mine who was expecting, after reading this named her baby girl, Eden.
Update on This Post – July 11, 2009: As of this date I am saying this is the best Faith and Fiction read so far this year. I am responding to the question presented by My Friend Amy as to what is the best Christian Fiction I have read to date… Amy’s question actually reminded me that I have a few others waiting on my book shelf that I need to get to as well. 🙂
6 thoughts on “In Search of Eden by Linda Nichols”
Hehehe, interesting story. I wonder if the friend ever found out, and what she thought! I can’t wait for the next garage sale in my street (Rarely happens), I need some more books! Or just a sale. My friend found a book for a $1.40, and it’s one that’s becoming popular (Vampire Academy) can’t wait…………..
my husband is from abingdon, where this book takes place! we got married there 2 weeks ago. as wonderful as this book is, abingdon unfortunately is NOTHING like how it’s described in the book. believe me, there is no way the sheriff could tell if a new person came to town. it’s much bigger than described
Hi Deborah. That is interesting… I wonder why they do that in books? Change up the area…
Congratulations on your marriage! 🙂
I think this is the only Linda Nichols book I haven’t read. I did like the other books she authored so I may need to go back and read this one.
Thanks for sharing…and happy reading!