The Girl in the Gate House, by Julie Klassen. In this book we meet young Mariah Aubrey. She made some really bad decissions and fell for a less than honourable man. As a result found herself banished from her home and family and sent to live in the gate house of her aunts estate. Her aunt soon passes away and Mariah finds her self in a rather hard position, because the step son of her aunt isn't quite as charitable as she was. So mariah decides to see if she can get some of her books she's written published to try and raise money to support herself. As well as to warn other young girls of the problems of falling for the wrong guy! Little did she know that despite all that she'd been through, that she was still worth loving and God had some one who was perfect for her still!!
I really really enjoyed this novel! I would say its a romance novel, but most of it doesn't have to do with romance till you get to the end of the book! It really is a story of redemption and reconciliation! I loved the characters and I loved that Julie Klassen was willing to write a book on the things that generally aren't talked about in Christian novels! This one will take a place among the list of my favorite books! The story was great, the writting was excellent! A must have for those who love christian fiction novels!!!
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