Absence of Grace ( Love Story, Multicultural, Alaska, Contemporary Women's Fiction)

· Ann Warner
107 reviews

About this ebook

The memory of an act committed when she was nineteen weaves a dark thread through Clen McClendon's life. It is a darkness Clen ignores until the discovery of her husband's infidelity propels her on a quest for redemption and forgiveness. Her journeying is providing few answers and peace remains elusive, even during the time she spends in an abbey. But when Clen makes a decision that is both desperate and random to go to Wrangell, Alaska, she meets Gerrum Kirsey and learns that choices are never truly random and they always have consequences.
107 reviews
Beth Kirchner
July 7, 2015
I never abandon books. But this is hard to read. Very boring. Wondering why I can't access the rest if the reviews either. Just saying.
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Joanne Bantang
July 27, 2015
the title was aptly named. I was confused a bit with the flashback scenes since the time reference is vague but the last part of the story was well laid out and was supported by the first part. denouement was great.
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Deborah Grinaker
November 25, 2014
The Author uses chapter headings to flash back to different times in the past. The reason for the flashback is not immediately obvious, which increased my fascination. I had to actively think to fit the past into the present. Heartedly Recommend. Very interested in reading more books from this author.
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About the author

Ann is the author of contemporary novels that explore the resilience of the human spirit along with a cozy mystery series. In a former life, she spent thirty years as a clinical laboratory scientist, a career that ended abruptly when the toxicology laboratory she was directing closed, forcing her to face a question she wasn’t yet expecting to face: What was she going to do with the rest of her life?

After an unexpected urge to write a story, she quickly discovered the delights of creating fictional worlds, although it meant readjusting the habits of a lifetime. After all, throughout her scientific career, her left (logical) brain had been in control. This time around, she had moved into right (creative) brain territory.

Her first novel, Dreams for Stones, is an Indie Next Generation Book Award Finalist.

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