In Search of Eden by Linda Nichols
softcover, Bethany House Publishers
Linda Nichols embraces the hurt and questions that plague mothers when they give a child up for adoption, in her book In Search of Eden. I found her story full of heartache and hope.
Miranda DeSpain has been wandering through life for 11 years, jumping from job to job, from one town to another. Unable to forgive herself for giving her baby to another, Miranda floats through her life without a purpose. When her mother gets ill, Miranda makes the long journey home to care for her, dreading the thought of taking care of a mother who showed her no love. In the process she uncovers clues to her own past that’s mysteriously linked to her mothers’. A past she never had closure on.
Miranda sets out on a new adventure in search for a baby she never knew and forgiveness she can only receive from her Heavenly Father. What she finds along the way kept me turning the pages and cheering her on in her quest for Eden.
Joseph North keeps his town and family close and protected. Taking his job as a police officer in Abingdon, Virginia seriously, he’s suspicious of a new young woman in town. One that likes to keep to herself and one that he finds himself surprisingly attracted to. His constant questions and her refusals to answer them, come to a head the day Joseph discovers an old picture of his niece, one Miranda treasures with all her heart. . .
Linda Nichols weaves a wonderful story of second chances of acceptance, forgiveness and love.