AUTHOR: Carolyne Aarsen
PUBLISHER: Misty Ridge Publishing
She has sass. She has spunk. She has a devastating secret.
Terra Froese likes to keep people at arm's length and change her address regularly. It keeps life simple and uncomplicated. But when an abusive boyfriend forces her to make wrenching choices, she flees the city and across the country.
Terra takes her emotional baggage on her trip to her sister, Leslie, hoping to discard it along the way. But when forced to stay in Holmes Crossing, Terra has to face her past and decisions that still haunt her. She also has to figure out what to do about Jack DeWindt, a cop who would like to convince her to stay around awhile. Can she stay and face her past? Or will she move on, carrying her guilt and fears alone? Again.
All in One Place caught my attention—and my heart—from the beginning. Actually, I think my heart may still be in Holmes Crossing, where faith is not only discussed, it is lived. Out loud, with grace. Terra’s flight from abuse and threats of even worse brings her to the only family she has left, her sister Leslie. Terra is unprepared for the changes in Leslie’s life and attitude, but her need prepares her to watch and listen.
I love this story of atonement and redemption. All in One Place reveals truth about mistakes, sin, and their consequences. It also shows clearly the wonderful hope available through Jesus Christ. It easily earns five stars. Highly recommended!