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Dogwood
By Chris Fabry

Feelings run deep in small towns, and West Virginia's Dogwood community is no exception. Will Hatfield has harbored an undying love for Karin Ashworth since their spelling bee days in middle school. Years later, a horrible tragedy tears their lives apart, sending Karin into despondency, while Will faces jail time for the accident. At his release, Will's years in prison have only intensified his feelings for Karin, and he returns to Dogwood in noble pursuit of her. His goodness and humility lead readers to believe that there is more to his character than the prejudiced label the unforgiving townspeople of Dogwood have given him.

Meanwhile, Karin has found solace in a comfortable life as a pastor's wife and mother to three children, yet unhappiness festers in her heart and soul. She discovers a friend and mentor in the elderly Ruthie Bowles, who is determined to help Karin out of her emotional and spiritual turmoil.

Mystery surrounds the lives of Will and Karin and the accident that changes their lives forever. Readers will be captivated by the story's intricate plot, the characters' intersecting lives, and the novel's deeply spiritual themes. In turning the pages of Chris Fabry's novel, readers will hardly encounter disappointment, but rather an unforgettable story of sacrificial love, unbearable pain, ultimate healing, and enduring hope.


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