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Love can heal even the deepest scars …
After seven years with no clue as to the whereabouts of Ann Ballard’s missing husband, nearly everyone presumes him dead. Now forty-something, Ann is ready for her stagnant life to flow again. Then one day, a dark-haired younger man from her past shows up on her doorstep offering a river of hope in place of tears.
Former neighbor Mark Roth has secretly loved Ann for years. A respected attorney, he’s returned home to help Ann face down disapproving family members and the legal maneuvering of her likely deceased husband’s family—while quietly winning her heart.
When the hidden truth of Ann’s situation turns their lives on end and another tragedy strikes, the two must come to terms with family, faith and the depths to which true love can run.
Reviews and Other Information:
"Plot twists and turns make MEANDER SCAR a romantic read. I enjoyed the characters and how love and forgiveness always matter the most in the end."
Julie Scudder Dearyan
Senior editor of Victory in Grace magazine
"Lisa Lickel has written an unforgettable tale of love -- and life. It's a real page-turner."
Author Andrea Boeshaar
"Lisa Lickel is a shining star of women’s fiction! To let go of her scarred past Ann Ballard must trust the one man who has loved her forever, but at what price?MEANDER SCAR is an emotional read that will yank your heartstrings long after you’ve finished reading."
Award-winning Author Linda Wichman
"Lisa Lickel is an author to watch. Never before have I read a story like this; a beautiful love story that moved me emotionally because of the message. It has a similar tone to Nicholas Sparks and there is emotion packed into every scene. The faith element is raw, honest, and bold. The writing is gripping and pulls you right in. The romance is absolutely breathtaking and powerfully done. I loved this story so much it's making my best fiction for 2010 list. I could not put this wonderful novel down. It really makes you think hard about your life and the people you love. That, in my opinion, is what makes a novel like this one so great."
Michelle Sutton, Edgy Christian Fiction
"A believable setting and the interaction between several characters make this work very plausible. It begins with the dramatic twining of storm and nightmare, and from those first moments, Ann engages the reader's sympathies. Her predicament is both financial and emotional, but she is in the process of taking control...Because the author has done such a good job of creating sympathetic characters, all throughout the story we hope that love will bring Ann to a place where she can live true to herself and what she wants in life. A good read."
Long & Short Reviews
"Lisa Lickel has accurately portrayed the myriad of emotions that assult individuals and relationships under the real life situations of spousal death and abandonment. It is truly amazing to see this range presented in one story. My heart swelled with each romantic moment only to crash on the next page as true-to-life family conflicts, jealousy, and mistrust threatened to tear apart any fragile relationship that could be nurtured. The romance between Ann and Mark is pure and inspiring. Their dedication to each other, family and responsibilites of life are all to familiar to those of us who choose to marry and have children. Love comes in many shades - the key is finding it and then hold on. MEANDER SCAR does a wonderful job of taking us on one of those journeys. I actually read it over several weeks which I think gave me the advantage of savoring each scene and anticipating the numerous directions the story could have taken. There are so many crossroads in life, and adventure down every road. My congratulations to Lisa Lickel on a superbly entertaining story."
Author Rory Church
"The main reason I liked this book was because Lisa picked a 40-something heroine to match up with a hero 11 years younger. Whoa! Not often done in fiction, right? I love this quote from the hero's point of view: "He needed someone to understand that relationships sometimes can’t be built inside neat little containers. Sometimes they leak or don’t fit, or grow outside of their limits. Both the hero and heroine end up facing scorn from family members, coworkers, and clergy for their romantic choices. *sigh* Unfortunately, that's so feasible that it's sad. Love doesn't have a formula, and the characters embraced that. However, the cards were stacked against them as soon as they did so. The heartbreak is tempered with some humorous scenes, like when Ann Googles "older women and younger men" and comes up with some unsavory descriptive terms (like "cougar")--ha! How many of us do stuff like that?
I could go on further, but take it from me....this is a book you don't want to miss out on."
Jeannie Campbell, The Character Therapist