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Andrea knew when she married John Sheldon that her love was not returned, but they both stayed in the marriage for their own reasons. Now John is returning home from a five-year stint in prison, and while Andrea wants him home, she knows his return will upset the life she and the children have adjusted to in his absence. But she hopes his homecoming will offer them a second chance at marriage.

John is apprehensive about how he will be received, but he is returning a different man. While incarcerated, he committed his life to Christ and wants to hold fast to his newfound faith. Andrea is wary of his conversion, son Billy is delighted, and daughter Rebekah is skeptical. Six-year-old Phoebe doesn't remember her father and is withdrawn. Can John and Andrea mend the rifts that have torn their family apart?

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Customer Reviews for Returning, The - eBook
Review 1 for Returning, The - eBook
This review is fromThe Returning.
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Date:February 21, 2011
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The Phantom Paragrapher
Location:Tauranga, New Zealand
Age:18-24
Gender:female
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4 out of 5
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Five years has passed and John -sent to prison on a manslaughter charge which occured one night when drunk driving is on his way home. However when he arrives home , alot has changed over the years and not just the outward appearances either. Can the Family work out the differences and become a family once again?
Daughter Beka is starting to mix with the wrong crowd -drinking, drugs and witchcraft , when a terrible accident occurs and Beka becomes drawn into it. Can John hekp is once daddys little girl into choosing the right decision or will they both end up in Peru ? (An insiders joke , when you read the book).
Little Phoebe is afraid of everything , when her dad arrives home all she sees is a stranger , can Phoebe learn to love her dad and become her mother and her fathers daughter ?
Andrea , has always loved John , but has her feelings changed since he's been locked up or will his being home amongst the family re-ignite their passion and love for one another or will this once and for all be the start of a lenghthy divorce process - one thats long overdue ?
Bang smack in the story , is our little bright light shining Billy , a god-fearing busboy who suffers from Down Syndrome . Billy is overjoyed at the thought of having his dad back. When Billy and John attend church, can Billy together with God's help and prayers answered save his family from falling apart?
This story is an amazing tale of how one family can overcome obstacles so great that if one should not pull their weight and play their part it can tear them aparf as easy. Can this Family join forces and learn to re-love one another or will it be the end for all, Find out in Ann Tatlock's book "The Returning".
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Review 2 for Returning, The - eBook
This review is fromThe Returning.
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Date:September 20, 2010
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Cathy Nipper
Good book about how we are all sinners and it is only by the Grace of God that we can overcome addictions and live for hiim.
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Review 3 for Returning, The - eBook
This review is fromThe Returning.
Overall Rating: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Date:September 1, 2010
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Ella Stephenson
I liked the book and would recommend it to anyone to read. Againd I would not pay full price for it.
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Review 4 for Returning, The - eBook
This review is fromThe Returning.
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:August 22, 2009
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Diane H. Pitts
Ann Tatlock wades into our culture with timeless truth. Fear of failure comes to us in many forms. In this Returning, he took a chance that doors might open or shut... forever. He doesn't want to fail again.His wife was waiting for him to do something. Begin again? or for the first time?One daughter pushes him away but longs for him to come closer. She never dreamed the loser would be a savior.A boy-man showed him he could do something and not a minute too soon;the smallest girl just knew she needed him to love her.Ann Tatlock has returned with another thought-provoking story whose action lends itself to film. Rare writer--one of the best of our time.
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Review 5 for Returning, The - eBook
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Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:April 21, 2009
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Dorothy Way
This is the best book I've read in a long time. I ususally prefer historical fiction, but this modern day story, with its down to earth situations really spoke to my heart. I highly recommend it to everyone.
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Review 6 for Returning, The - eBook
This review is fromThe Returning.
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Date:February 10, 2009
I completely did not like this poor excuse for a man..Let alone husband and father!!! Billy what can I say, who wouldn't love this delightful young man..If it wasn't for the children I would never have finished the book. John never won me over, I think perhaps as soon as he had a chance he will repeat his sorry ways. Another of my opinions, form your own opinion. God Bless!!
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