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A Scarlet Cord

By: Deborah Raney
Narrated by: Julie Lancelot
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Publisher's Summary

In the four years since her husband’s death, Melanie LaSalle’s life has been consumed with managing the family design firm and caring for her five-year-old daughter, Jerica. The possibility of a new relationship is the last thing on her mind. But when Melanie meets Joel Ellington, a new staff member at her church, she is instantly attracted to his warm spirit.

As their friendship deepens, however, Melanie is troubled by something she can’t quite understand or explain. Joel’s past seems to be off-limits, even to Melanie. Because of her growing feelings for him, Melanie pushes her doubts away. But when Joel disappears, along with the contents of a church bank account, she can no longer ignore her suspicions.

Now, torn between her feelings for Joel and the evidence mounting against him, Melanie faces a heart-wrenching decision: to forget the man who gave her reason to love again or to trust Joel enough to give him her heart.

Exploring themes of the importance of truth, loyalty, and trust, A Scarlet Cord illustrates that who we truly are depends little on outward appearances and solely on our relationship with God and on the fact that through faith in him, we can find places of comfort, healing, and selfless love.

©2017 Deborah Raney (P)2020 Deborah Raney

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Bad narration!

The narrator sounds as she were reading to pre-School children. I can’t even finish listening to this book. I think the story is good, but cannot listen to the reader.

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Not every book can be a favorite.

The narrator definitely can take on different voices but the child was hard to listen to.
Storyline, predictable and a little too contrived for me.
I’m sure this will appeal to some, just not me.

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Good book

I like Deborah Raney’s books. The only thing that I don’t like is the short ending she gives them. I would loved to have had Jererica’s reaction to having Joel back in their lives. The author needs to give her endings more substance.

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Enjoyable

A great story that drew me in from the start. A good author and good narrator makes the book come to life. Yes, the narrator changed her voice for different characters, but I didn’t find it annoying. This story brings up the struggles of a person in the US witness protection program. A subject I hadn’t put into perspective before. This is a Christian novel and I was comfortable with prayer and God, etc.

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Good Plot Device

Although it is not probable this would happen outside of a fictional story, the plot was used well to tell this clearly fictional but encouraging journey as life proceeds on this fallen earth with love providing available joy.

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A little mystery and a little romance

I enjoyed this book. I loved that it was clean and Christian. I didn't have to worry about anything inappropriate.

It did drag out a little long, but still worth it in the end.

The narrator was annoying but I could push through it.

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Relatable

Keeps your attention, interesting, and relatable story. Good clean read. Would read again, thank you.

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A book that I looked forward to getting back to.

Enjoyed listening to this book. One that I could listen to while driving, canning and cleaning up the kitchen. Moving at times and happy at other times.

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Very good story…good focus on morals and forgiveness…it kept my interest…narration was great also…

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loved this book

kept my interest throughout!! loved the characters. would love to read more of Deborah Raney's books.