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First, There Is a River by Kathy Steffen
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Sep 23, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: books-read-in-2011

Emma is married to Jared, a man she soon discovers is an abusive, twisted man with an evil streak. Jared believes he is in complete control of his household and family and no one should interfere. He justifies his abusive ways by quoting and twisting biblical passages, stating he is the head of the house. When Emma finds a way out and begins a job as a cook on a river boat, Jared is furious and is determined to make her pay...once he can get past the captain, her uncle, and the other men on the ship in order to get to her.

This book was highly suspenseful and I was fidgeting in discomfort as Jared slips aboard the ship and goes after Emma...
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Reading Progress

September 23, 2011 – Started Reading
September 23, 2011 – Shelved
September 26, 2011 –
page 45
12.64%
October 3, 2011 –
page 105
29.49%
October 4, 2011 –
page 130
36.52%
October 8, 2011 –
page 223
62.64%
October 8, 2011 –
page 260
73.03%
October 8, 2011 – Finished Reading
January 19, 2012 – Shelved as: books-read-in-2011

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