The Atonement ChildBook - 1997
The Atonement Child centers around three women, Dynah Carey, a rape victim faced with a momentous decision, and her mother, Hannah Carey, and grandmother, Eve Daniels, both of whom have had abortions.
As horrible as the rape experience is, it is minimal compared to the trauma everyone experiences when it is discovered that Dynah is pregnant from the assault. A student on a Christian campus, she faces the Dean and the rigid rules of the college. Engaged to a pastoral student with a brilliant scholastic record, she comes face to face with his dreams for their future. Abandoned, she seeks solace from her family and learns love is not always unconditional even from those who espouse the Christian faith. Standing on her own, she comes face to face with God and learns what true love means.
The story addresses the tremendous inner struggles of those who have had abortions and those who are facing them. It is a story of how victims are often victimized and those who need love the most are often forgotten in the fight to save the child. It is a story of women in crisis andthe realities of what it means to face abortion.
-- Best-selling fiction author Francine Rivers.
-- Story captures the emotions of real women.
-- Honest, realistic understanding of abortion issues.
-- Book theme: "Giving unconditional love".
From Library Staff
JCLCherylMY Apr 06, 2019
This novel had me in its grips from the beginning and held me til the end. The story centers around three women from the same family. Dynah Carey, a college student at a Christian university, her mother Hannah, and her grandmother, Eve. Dynah becomes pregnant through a rape and must decide if s... Read More »