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Where It All Began

Heartbeats, Book 1
Narrated by: Corry Reynolds
Series: Heartbeats Series, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
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Can a wrong choice have a happy ending?

Sandra Baker thought her life was on the right track until she ended up pregnant. Her boyfriend, not wanting the baby, pushes her to have an abortion.

After the procedure, Sandra's life falls apart, and she turns to alcohol. Her relationship ends, and she struggles to find meaning in her life.

When she meets Henry Dobbs, a strong Christian man, she begins to wonder if God would accept her. Will she tell Henry her darkest secret? And will she ever be able to forgive herself and find healing? 

Find out in this emotional love story.

©2016 Lorana Hoopes (P)2018 Lorana Hoopes

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Life’s choices have far reaching consequences

Sandra finds herself pregnant and her boyfriend convinces her to abort her baby. These choices set her life on a path of heartache and the journey to forgiveness and redemption. This is a tough topic and Lorana Hoopes has written a wonderful story that all Christians should read. The story shows all the loss from one abortion, and the journey to redemption.

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Fantastic read!!!

I loved this book, it was so real for what some people go through. I had a hard time stopping it. I feel asleep and couldn't wait to finish it this morning. Recommend it to anyone that is or has struggled with the dession of choosing abortion over life of their unborn child. Love how she turned to God and started helping others that are in the same position she was in. Definately had me in tears several times.

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Very Emotional Read

While I enjoyed the Pro-life message, it came at the expense of the aboration of two babies (very sad face). While one lady had a very ho-hum attitude about it, the orher was very distraught about her decision which ultimately lead her to the Lord and a relationship with him (happy face). This storyline has a lot of ups and downs, twists and turns and emotions. I did like the overall redemption message, because the Lord loves us no matter what and He will forgive us if we ask.

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Love and Forgiveness

This story is a story of hurt, guilt, love and forgiveness. Sandra makes some life choices that leave her wounded and tormented by guilt. She meets Henry who invites her to church. Sandra begins a journey of faith but never quite finds the forgiveness she seeks. The story of Henry and Sandra is one that many couples could relate to. God’s love and forgiveness is a winning point for me. I would highly recommend this book. I enjoyed the narration as well and had no trouble following it. I received a complimentary copy and chose to write a review.

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Where It All Began

This is about Sandra and her boyfriend living together before marriage. Sandra became pregnant and had an abortion. Her boyfriend broke up with her. She meet Henry on a blind date.They fell in love and married. She became saved but found out she could have children. It broke her heart. I loved the story and how it ends I highly recommend listening to this book.

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Wonderful Christian Story

Loved it. I was laughing in parts and crying in parts. Loved the voice of the narrator.

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  • Sara
  • cleveland, mn
  • 11-30-18

What an emotional read!

So many emotions in this book! It is a good story of forgiveness! I can't say too much or it would be a spoiler so that is the only thing I will say along withit should be on your TBR list.