Hannah is distraught when her parents are murdered--but what makes it worse is that she should have been at home with them . . . not meeting her forbidden love, Reece. Unable to face the community and her guilt, she runs away and marries him.
But Reece isn't the man she thought he was. He controls her completely, and when she gets pregnant--against his wishes--he pushes her down the stairs as she approaches her due date. When she wakes in the hospital and he tells her the baby died, she knows she's had enough. She runs again.
Years later, Hannah has become an expert on Amish quilts, and her visibility allows Reece to track her down. He begs her to come back, saying he's changed--and sends her a picture of their daughter.
This couldn't be real, could it? Hannah is certain this is just another way he's trying to manipulate her, but the chance, no matter how slight, of seeing her daughter won't leave her mind. When another member of her old community is found murdered--by the same poison that killed her parents--old fears surface. Was Reece the one who killed her parents in order to get her away? And is he killing again to get her back?
*This novel was originally published as Anathema.
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|Grouping Author||coble colleen|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-06-14 22:47:40PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-06-14 23:47:25PM|
|available_at_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Old Hickory|
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When Hannah refuses to forgive a terrible sin she becomes anathema––shunned. But the real question is, can she forgive herself?
Visitors come to Parke County, Indiana to enjoy the lush farms, to buy the Amish quilts, and to experience the peaceful ways of the Amish families who live there. But when a double murder rocks this quiet community, the Amish residents resolve to forgive even this unfathomable offense.
Hannah, however, finds forgiveness out of reach––both for the murderer and for herself. She harbors a secret shame: while the crime was committed in her own home, she was out meeting with her forbidden love, her English beau, Reece.
The elders of the community insist that Hannah must forgive her family's killer or be shunned. When Hannah refuses, she runs away with Reece, leaving behind the only life she's ever known.
Years later, Hannah must journey back to the place she no longer calls home. Can she find the forgiveness and belonging she so desperately desires?
|format_catalog||Book, Large Print, eBook|
|isbn||15955424774, 9781418566548, 9781602852549, 97815955424724|
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|itype_catalog||, Book, Large Print Book|
|local_callnumber_catalog||Fiction Coble, Fiction Coble Large Type|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Old Hickory|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000311261|Book|Books||English|Thomas Nelson Publishers,|c2008.|327 p. ; 25 cm., ils:CARL0000312574|Large Print|Books||English|Center Point Pub.,|2008.|411 p. (large print) ; 23 cm., overdrive:be7addf4-63d9-480f-88c4-dd4d2e8e2464|eBook|eBook||English|Thomas Nelson|2009||
|subject_facet||Amish -- Fiction, Christian fiction, American, Large type books, Parents -- Crimes against -- Fiction|
|title_full||Anathema, Anathema / Colleen Coble, Anathema [text (large print)] / Colleen Coble|
|topic_facet||Amish, Christian Fiction, Christian fiction, American, Crimes against, Fiction, Large type books, Parents, Suspense|