Where It All Began
Sandra Baker thought her life was on the right track until she ended up pregnant. Her boyfriend, not wanting the baby, pushes her to have an abortion.
After the procedure, Sandra's life falls apart, and she turns to alcohol. Her relationship ends, and she struggles to find meaning in her life.
When she meets Henry Dobbs, a strong Chri...more
Lorena weaved a story that at times was hard to read as a Christian, but it's a topic that needs to be addressed in our present society. Her characters of Sandra and Henry were well-developed and were very different from each other. Sandra was not a Christian and didn't know about Gods forgiveness. Henry was a Christian and tried to expose her to God's truths.
Through a series of events, Sandra ...more
Even though this is a Christian romance and a clean novel, there is so much depth of feelings between two main characters. There is plenty of sweet romance, endearing with longing love. You really get a sense of how much these two mean to each other. I may or may not have shed a few tears over this story!
The aut ...more
I loved the way this author showed the ugly side of abortion, how Sandra did not want the abortion but did it because her boyfriend Peter pressured her to do and refused to discuss the chance of keeping the baby. It is only after Sandra has the procedure and their relationship breaks down doe her boyfriend realises what he has done.
Throughout this book you feel each emotion that Sandra goes through as you watch battle with depression and turning to ...more
God is the God of restoration. He can restore the lost years and give us new hopes and dreams for our futures.
The novel surrounds the painful subject of abortion and its aftermath. The trauma may well have long reaching arms.
Guilt links in. "Would I ever be able to forgive him?... Would I ev ...more
Sandra Baker starts off seemingly as one of the many girls who presume they have life under control - all until they fi ...more
This story will stay with you long after you finish reading it. Sandra and Henry's story is at times both heartbreaking and heartwarming. You'll see the consequences of choices made, and the loving redemption of God in the aftermath. I started this book and couldn't put it down. It had my attention from the first page, and kept it til the very end. The story had a bit of an abrupt ending, but I know that it is a continuing series. It was just a story that I hated to ...more
This book is a wonderful story of how God’s love can forgive and restore the lives and dreams of the people w ...more
Everyone needs a bit of inspiration from time to time and Where it All Began is the perfect story to fall into for not only great entertainments, but for a blessing and reminder to have faith.
If you don’t mind a taste of realistic humanity in your Christian stories, this is the author you want to read.
Sandra's journey through loss, New love and finding God, as well
As losing physical abilities is an emotional roller coaster. I liked how it was written and thought her reliance on a crutch very natural, but would have liked to have seen her go to AA or other counseling. Incredibly good read.