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Publisher Description

A New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller!

In this riveting saga of temptation, grace, and unconditional love, the New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love and The Masterpiece delivers big-canvas storytelling at its very best.

To those who matter in 1950s Hollywood, Lena Scott is the hottest rising star to hit the silver screen since Marilyn Monroe. Few know her real name is Abra. Even fewer know the price she’s paid to finally feel like she’s somebody.

To Pastor Ezekiel Freeman, Abra will always be the little girl who stole his heart the night he found her, a wailing newborn abandoned under a bridge on the outskirts of Haven. Zeke and his son, Joshua—Abra’s closest friend—watch her grow into an exotic beauty. But Zeke knows the circumstances surrounding her birth have etched scars deep in her heart, scars that leave her vulnerable to a fast-talking charmer who lures her to Tinseltown.

Hollywood feels like a million miles from Haven, and naive Abra quickly learns what’s expected of an ambitious girl with stars in her eyes. But fame comes at a devastating price. She has burned every bridge to get exactly what she thought she wanted. Now all she wants is a way back home.

“One of the edgiest Christian romances I have had the pleasure of reading in a long while. Francine Rivers has woven a deeply moving story with an adept hand that knows just how to layer humanity, in all its beautiful and ugly truth, into almost every individual who steps onto the page.”
USA Today’s Happy Ever After Blog

“This is another compelling and moving story by one of the genre’s most honored and talented writers.”
Library Journal, starred review

“Rivers returns with a page-turning recasting of the story of the prodigal son, here a prodigal daughter. . . . This story arc will be particularly resonant for Christian readers, but Rivers has the writing ability to reel in others who enjoy a well-told tale of redemption.”
Publishers Weekly

Fiction & Literature
April 22
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Tyndale House Publishers

Customer Reviews

Darci DD ,

An Excellent Read

Abra, the main character was real. Her journey was believable and rings true for the path that many of us follow before we make our way into the arms of Jesus. I wish Joshua and Pastor Zeke's characters had been more developed and relatable. They were not human enough and their struggles did not appear to really be struggles at all. Overall, the story was excellent and I loved it.

cdgw29 ,

Thank you.

Francine Rivers writes in a way that draws us closer to GOD and our LORD Jesus by the characters she creates and the stories woven with scripture. GOD has blessed us through her writing and her books are able to touch people in a way that makes them want to know more about our Heavenly Father and seek the true answers to life through the written words of the Bible.

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This could be the story of anyone’s life

This reaches people and so many levels the trials and tribulations that this young girl goes through and always leans on God great message

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