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Lucinda's Defender

By Blossom Turner


Life hasn’t turned out at all like Lucinda expected, but neither is the depth of love one man has for her.
The young and impetuous Lucinda Williams, through a series of bad decisions, is now in a situation she never dreamed conceivable—an unplanned baby and marriage to a man who proves to be far darker than she ever imagined. Pain is a cruel teacher but brings instant maturity.
Joseph Manning, a childhood friend who watched the love of his life leave, is heartbroken to find the bruised waif of a girl he rescues less than a year later. What atrocities did she experience to change the vivacious, bubbly soul into this shell of hopelessness? Broken. Bruised. Beaten. Does love really have the power to heal all wounds?
Lucinda marvels at how Joseph effortlessly whittles his way back into her heart and that of her child with kindness and respect. But she has a secret far too dark to allow the kind Joseph into her life. He deserves so much better than the likes of her. Is love strong enough to break down the barriers of bad choices? Can a second chance at happiness really be possible?

Book Takeaway:

This book is about the God of second chances. The hero's name Joseph was carefully picked as Joseph in the Bible was such a stand up guy and beautifully foreshadowed our Savior to come. In this story...Joseph loves God and loves Lucinda with an undying passion. It is this love that speaks into the life of this shattered woman and brings hope.


Year Title Description
2022 Word Guild Best Romance Award Word Guild Best Romance of 2022, Canadian Christian Writers Award

Why the author wrote this book:

This world may have changed since the 1800's but the challenges of life, the truth of reaping what we sow, and the need for redemption and God's amazing grace is still the same.
I, too, enjoy a wonderful love story and the entertainment value it brings and my hope is that I have brought this to the reader. But also, I care to use story as Jesus did using parables to relate to the human condition and bring a message of hope. I pray that I have accomplished both.


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