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UNSOLVED: One specific book > Fiction, elderly man (possibly Christian pastor) marries a young woman with a bad reputation, set in Missouri or nearby

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message 1: by Julie (new)

Julie A | 1 comments Fiction, elderly man (possibly Christian pastor) marries a young woman with a bad reputation, lovely romance, set in Missouri or middle of the country, early to mid 1900’’s, read in 2013-15 range, beautiful writing, possibly award winner. I thought it was Gideon or Gillead, some G word that is the name of the town possibly


message 2: by Kris (last edited Jul 05, 2018 12:25PM) (new)

Kris | 36614 comments Mod
Julie, can you tell us more about the couple - their ages, mail order bride or grew up in same town, how they meet, their families, etc.)? Why does she have a bad reputation?

Is this a Christian romance?


message 3: by Adele (new)

Adele | 1226 comments This is just a wild guess: Gabriel's Lady


message 4: by Abigail (new)

Abigail (handmaiden) | 391 comments Your mentioning of Gilead makes me think you might be thinking of Lila, by Marilynne Robinson. The town is Gilead, which is also the name of the first book in the series, as well as the series itself.


message 5: by Kris (new)

Kris | 36614 comments Mod
Here's the Google Books preview of Lila by Marilynne Robinson - Abigail's suggestion - https://books.google.com/books?id=bGh...


message 6: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 40677 comments Mod
Julie, are you still looking for this or did you find it?


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