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Kirsten has spent her life trying to forget. But mercy begs her to remember. Guilt-ridden after a family tragedy at age 16, Kirsten attempted to bury her pain in her flesh and called it coping. But at 23, on the night she expects her long-time boyfriend to propose, Kirsten discovers a devastating secret about him. In the emotional chaos that follows, an accident by her own hand lands her in a hospital psych ward, unable to find release in injuring herself. The only viable treatment option is a stint on a Montana sheep ranch, working with the quirky but insightful “Sister Frankie.” Feeling as inept as the sheep themselves, Kirsten slowly joins the unlikely crew of people who are also searching for healing. Gradually she opens herself to embrace mothering an orphaned lamb and hearing God’s voice and . . . possibly . . . finding love again. Through it all, mercy begs her to remember the past, showing her there is nothing—nothing—that can’t be redeemed.
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AuthorST ALDATES, OXFORD
Pub Date01/07/2013
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A lovely and frank novel on self-harming, forgiveness, grace and redemption.
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  • ISBN 9781401689223
  • Author ST ALDATES, OXFORD
  • Pub Date 01/07/2013
Kirsten has spent her life trying to forget. But mercy begs her to remember. Guilt-ridden after a family tragedy at age 16, Kirsten attempted to bury her pain in her flesh and called it coping. But at 23, on the night she expects her long-time boyfriend to propose, Kirsten discovers a devastating secret about him. In the emotional chaos that follows, an accident by her own hand lands her in a hospital psych ward, unable to find release in injuring herself. The only viable treatment option is a stint on a Montana sheep ranch, working with the quirky but insightful “Sister Frankie.” Feeling as inept as the sheep themselves, Kirsten slowly joins the unlikely crew of people who are also searching for healing. Gradually she opens herself to embrace mothering an orphaned lamb and hearing God’s voice and . . . possibly . . . finding love again. Through it all, mercy begs her to remember the past, showing her there is nothing—nothing—that can’t be redeemed.