Endless Chain

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Endless Chain
Emilie Richards
Type: eBook
Released: 2005
Publisher: Mira
Page Count: 560
Format: pdf
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0778321983
ISBN-13: 9780778321989
From Publishers Weekly The backwater town of Toms Brook, Va.Endless Chain Textbook , again forms the bucolic setting for the second installment in Richards's Shenandoah Album series (Wedding Ring), a densely plotted romance centering on Elisa Martinez, a refugee from Guatemala, and Sam Kinkade, minister of the Shenandoah Community Church. Hiding a dark past, Elisa arrives in Toms Brook seeking the job of church sexton as the community deals with a recent influx of Hispanic immigrants. Not all members of the Shenandoah Community Church welcome the newcomers, but Sam Kinkade spearheads a church-run effort to create "La Casa Amarilla," an educational program for Hispanic children housed in a pre–Civil War house with an incredible history. From the get-go, sparks fly between Elisa and Sam, who is engaged to an Atlanta society belle. Richards weaves numerous subplots around Elisa and Sam's growing love: her escape from political strife in Guatemala, the challenges facing both working class and educated immigrants like Elisa, plus the history of a runaway slave who once hid in La Casa Amarilla's historic building and whose tale parallels Elisa's. Throughout this heartfelt if often implausible novel, the women of the church's quilting bee support Sam's religious calling to make a difference, Elisa's gradual revelation of her past and the couple's blossoming relationship. (July) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. From Toms Brook, Virginia, a hamlet in bucolic Shenandoah Valley, might seem an unlikely place to harbor an international fugitive, and yet for Elisa Martinez, it's a perfect hiding place. Fiercely protective of its privacy and independence, it welcomes outsiders, at least until the area's Hispanic community grows to proportions that make the locals uncomfortable. When an outreach center at the community church becomes a target for vandals, activist preacher Sam Kinkade is presented with a serious challenge. Hiring Elisa as the church's new sexton just might be the answer to the church's--and Sam's--prayers, although Sam doesn't realize that the enigmatic Elisa is wanted in her native Guatemala on false murder charges. Against both their better judgments, Elisa and Sam fall in love, a situation that Elisa fears will jeopardize her safety and possibly end Sam's career. As she did in her first quilt-inspired Shenandoah Album novel, Wedding Ring (2004), Richards seamlessly joins contrasting and complementing elements--an intriguing political mystery, a long-forgotten local tragedy, and a contemporary love story--in an emotionally charged and transcendent tale of the ways love and faith can triumph in the face of seemingly overwhelming odds. Carol HaggasCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

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