Thursday, January 20, 2011

An Absolute Winner

JoAnn Durgin has an absolute winner in her first published novel, “Awakening.”

This book has it all: characters you will love, and perhaps identify with, remarkable setting, and a plot that keeps you engrossed from beginning to end and leaves you wanting to read more about Lexa and Sam.

Lexa Clarke signs up for a TeamWork Missions summer assignment, dreaming of adventure in a far away, exotic country. However, she’s sent to San Antonio where TeamWork Director Sam Lewis is not sure what to think of or what to do with his newest volunteer.

From the back cover:

“A God-fearing man. A God-seeking woman. For Sam Lewis and Lexa Clarke, it proves a combustible combination.

During their weeks together in the TeamWork camp, Sam and Lexa learn the power of forgiveness and healing. Enduring a chain of incidents which challenge their faith, trust and growing relationship, they look to the Lord for guidance as together they discover a love greater than either could ever imagine.”

Ms. Durgin has done a marvelous job of communicating the principle of forgiveness—and from forgiveness—healing in “Awakening.” It is a vital point many people need to hear and this book is a wonderful way for that message to be delivered to them.

But the book is not condemning or preachy. Rather it is full of love with some very humorous scenes and intrigue thrown in for good measure.

You will want to purchase this book for your library. It is a book that you will read over and over again.



JoAnn Durgin said...

Thank you, my friend. I'm so thankful the Lord led me to you. You are a treasure. And, as Sam Lewis would say (in terms of the adventures to come with Sam, Lexa and their TeamWork crew), "You ain't seen nothin' yet!"


Edwina said...


I am glad we met!

I thoroughly enjoyed Awakenings and I'm glad to see there's more to come!