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The Prodigal Comes Home (Mirror Lake #3)

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The Troublemaker Returns

After ten years away, former “wild child” Zoey Decker returns to Mirror Lake to care for her ill grandmother. It seems no one will let her forget her teenage rebellion – and the tragic consequences. Except Matthew sees the kinds, caring Christian Zoey has become. But spending time with her could hurt Matthew’s reputation in the close-knit community.
Paperback, 217 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Steeple Hill (first published January 18th 2011)
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Anna Marie
Nov 03, 2013 Anna Marie rated it liked it
I think I found the beginning of the slow slide in Springer's books.

In this one, Pastor Matt Wilde finds a ratty looking woman on the side of the road during his morning jog, and offers her money to help her out. Zoey realizes he thinks she's down on her luck (it's actually a costume, she's Ella Cinder in a dinner theatre in the Wisconsin Dells area), and while she's got some heavy baggage she's dealing with, she's not THAT bad off.

She's 'coming home' to take care of the grandmother she'd stayed
I liked these characters and storyline much more than I thought I would....and I read it in one sitting! Oh, small-town life. This book hit home because something similar happened in my hometown, err...village, when I was in high school. It opened my eyes to how my community treated the girl, exactly like Mirror Lake's community, and my heart asks forgiveness. People can be so mean and judgemental without knowing the whole story, and some never want to hear the story because they'd prefer to sta ...more
Hard to put down and exactly what you'd expect a "prodigal" story to be.

Zoey's and Matt's characters are exceptional, their romance is touching, and the supporting characters including the gossips are great. Hope there's another in the series soon.
Aug 04, 2016 Veronica rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. This is my second time reading it and I think I liked it even better this time around. Kathryn Springer is one of my favorite authors and her Mirror Lake series is excellent. Zoey and Matt have great chemistry and the storyline is sweet. I will definitely read again.
Ruth F. Creamer
Jul 31, 2015 Ruth F. Creamer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I enjoyed this book a lot. As Christians, we need to have forgiving hearts. We should realize that we are all human and we magistrates, but who farewell judge?
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I really like the parable about the prodigal son.
Kathryn Springer created a wonderful story about poor choices and consequences.
Her message of God's forgiveness is very powerful.
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Kathryn Springer, winner of the 2007 Write Touch Reader’s Award (long contemporary), grew up in a small town in northern Wisconsin, where her parents published a weekly newspaper. As a child, she spent many hours sitting at her mother’s typewriter, plunking out stories, and credits her parents for instilling in her a love of books – which eventually turned into a desire to tell stories of her own. ...more
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Mirror Lake (6 books)
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