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A Plentiful Rain

(Whitney Finalist)

by Elizabeth Petty Bentley

(Apr 2014, Parables $2.99   ISBN 9781310327155  ebook) 

When Ellisís sister and widowed father both announce their engagements, Ellis decides itís time he thought about marriage too. And when Cassandra--young, beautiful, smart, and as cynical as he isópays attention to him, heís tremendously flattered and becomes involved in the conversion process of Cassandra's much older, not so beautiful, but far kinder sister, Hera. Ellis eventually becomes disenchanted with Cassandra and develops real love for Hera. But even though Hera likes Ellis a lot, she rejects his romantic advances 1) because she feels it would be disloyal to her sister, 2) because she is still struggling with being a recovering alcoholic and not altogether sure she's strong enough to handle a relationship, and 3) because Ellis is, himself, struggling with his testimony.

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