The Widow of Saunders Creek, a novel by Tracey Bateman
The author, Tracey Bateman, pulls from her environment in the Missouri Ozarks where there can be the clash of the mystically-oriented and beliefs from the Bible. Corrie Saunders moves into the house that is being renovated by her late husbandâ€™s cousin. Born into the lap of luxury, Corrie decides to move into the country of the Missouri Ozarks in hopes of staying close to her husband who died a hero while serving in the Army in Iraq. She struggles with the â€˜presenceâ€™ she senses in the house and growing feelings for Eli, her husbandâ€™s cousin. A time of healing and seeking God bring her to a place from where she moving into the future.
The subject of the mystically-oriented family members is an interesting one for a Christian novel. As the reader, I would say the jury is out whether it was effectively pulled off.
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