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Over the waters

by Raney, Deborah.

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Raney, D
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
Call Number  FICTION Raney, D

"Dr. Botox" to the bored rich women of Chicago, plastic surgeon Max Jordan was shocked by his son Joshua's decision to focus his medical talent on Haitian orphans. Embittered by Joshua's sudden death, Max searched for resolution in the place his son called home.

The selflessness of Joshua's coworkers stunned Max. He was particularly taken with American volunteer Valerie Austin, whose dream of a tropical honeymoon had been crushed, replaced by a stint working in the impoverished orphanage. But Valerie's view of Joshua's sacrifice--and her own--challenged everything Max knew. Had the doors to his gilded cage finally opened?

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Raney (Beneath a Southern Sky) submits a poignant inspirational romance about a doctor's change of heart and a woman's realignment of her dreams set against the backdrop of poverty-stricken Haiti. In the Chicago suburbs, Dr. Max Jordan builds a lucrative business giving Botox injections to wealthy women while fuming over his son Joshua's "wasted" charity work in Haiti with orphans. After Joshua's death, Jordan flies to Haiti to try to understand why his son chose to spend his talents and life there. While volunteering at the orphanage, Jordan meets the lovely Valerie Austin, whose broken engagement and frustrated longing for children has led her to Haiti. Sparks fly, and soon Jordan is re-examining his life's work and his refusal to share his son's Christian faith. The novel has flaws, including a contrived conversion scene and some flat characters. Raney also has a penchant for overdoing the adverbs and adjectives ("The tabletops were artfully arranged with softly lit lamps that illumined tasteful sculptures commissioned by a local artisan"). Despite these troubles, the story clips along at an even pace, and Raney admirably leaves some loose ends dangling. Evangelical Christian readers who like a strong moral message at the center of their fiction should enjoy this novel. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Women social workers -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Steeple Hill,2005
Language English
Notes Includes discussion questions.
Description 329 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780373786176 (pbk.)
0373786174 (pbk.)
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