At the Scent of Water, Repackaged Edition

series: Second Chances Collection, The

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Life is rewarding for Samuel Truelove. He's a gifted surgeon, he's married to the love of his life, and he has a beautiful daughter. But when he's called to perform an emergency surgery, a deadly cascade of events is set in motion, and his picture-perfect life begins to unravel....

Annie Truelove, hoping to escape painful reminders of her grief, leaves her beloved home in the mountains of North Carolina and begins a new life in faraway Seattle. But a disturbing headline takes her back home, where memories of both joy and sorrow come flooding back. What will it take to heal two broken hearts?

The Author

  1. Linda Nichols

    Linda Nichols

    Linda Nichols, a graduate of the University of Washington, is a novelist with a unique gift for touching readers' hearts with her stories. She is also the author of the acclaimed novels If I Gained the World and At the Scent of Water. She and her...

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"Ginny and her senior friends celebrate their birthdays together each year. The 'birthday girl' chooses the restaurant. Ginny had selected an upscale restaurant for the past five years, although she didn't care for the food or the fancy table settings. But a tall, dark-haired stranger at a corner table had caught her her attention and prompted her prayers and her return each year.

"The first year the stranger arrived at seven-fifteen--and waited with apparent anticipation. That year he brought a dozen crimson red roses, and set them by the empty chair across from him. He arrived each of the following five years at the same time, just as she did, but his face reflected less hope with each passing year. This year she determined to do more than pray--not realizing the Lord would use her.

"Sam and Annie Truelove's inspiring love story is a tale of relationships, loss, disappointment, unsolicited prayer, and hope. The author's insightful writing is compelling and honest and especially written for a Christian audience. The final chapter brings unexpected smiles, as the author ties it all together with an unforeseen ending."
--Gail Welborn, Montgomery's Journey, October 2009