The Mending String

The Mending String All is not well in the home of successful pastor and parenting expert Clayton Loverage who has found that none of his proven techniques work on his youngest daughter Ellen Ellen and her father live

  • Title: The Mending String
  • Author: Cliff Coon
  • ISBN: 9780802440846
  • Page: 333
  • Format: Paperback
  • All is not well in the home of successful pastor and parenting expert Clayton Loverage, who has found that none of his proven techniques work on his youngest daughter, Ellen Ellen and her father live in hostility and silence that is broken only after Ellen starts trespassing regularly in her English teacher s home Power hungry church members and menacing criminals threatAll is not well in the home of successful pastor and parenting expert Clayton Loverage, who has found that none of his proven techniques work on his youngest daughter, Ellen Ellen and her father live in hostility and silence that is broken only after Ellen starts trespassing regularly in her English teacher s home Power hungry church members and menacing criminals threaten to unravel the delicate bond redeveloping between Clayton and his daughter A suspenseful, yet sweet story about what it takes to mend a relationship gone wrong.

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    1. This was an usual book. It was about family but the father and youngest daughter end up living at home for most of it. Their relationship is not good but it grows closer. It shows how circumstances change in our lives, that friends and family are so important. It was an easy to read book that was hard to put down.

    2. Can you say "legalism"? I have to be careful or I could fall for the legalistic trap myself, causing me and others to shy away from God instead of drawing closer to Him. So far, this is a really great book. I feel the frustration of both Ellie, the daughter and Clayton, her father. She was expected to behave almost like a soldier in her father's "army." Having meals prepared and ready for him at exactly the same designated times every day. Setting the table with the silverware just so. On the ot [...]

    3. Bit by bit, the secrets simmering beneath the surface of the lives of the families in Springdale Illinois come to light in this story. There is the Pastor of Springdale church, Clayton Loverage, and his rebellious teenaged daughter Ellen. What begins as a quest to escape from her oppresive father turns out for Ellen to be a journey full of unexpected discoveries. Why does her neighbor have a picture of her father on her nightstand? That's also what Jack Brandt, the local police chief and meddlin [...]

    4. This was one of the most satisfying fiction books I've read. The characters were easy to relate to, the plot interested me from the beginning when the main character was sneaking into her next-door neighbor's house to read books from her library, to the exciting "chase scene" in the dark forest(bad guys with rape on their minds vs. the heroine). The author kept me reading by tying up at least two loose ends from each of his five main characters within the last 20 pages.Good solid writing, nothin [...]

    5. Hmm, maybe more like a 2.5 out of 5 stars, but since it is Christian I'll round up to a three. This was a random grab out of the YA section of the library. Not sure why it is YAuld have been in the adult section just as easily as the main characters are both a father and a daughter. Kind of like how Amish fiction could easily fit into either category. Some interesting plot events, a quick read, nothing too thrilling or deterring.

    6. This is a reread for me and I enjoyed it as much as the first time. I was sorry to hear that the author has no other books. I really liked the story of Ellie and her father. Ms. Merkle was a bit weird. I also liked Osvaldo and his mother. One of my favorite parts was the rock fishing.

    7. Interesting and really differentd refreshing as a result. A bit feminist and overly denominational, but its all relevant to the story; its what makes it.

    8. I liked it I liked being challenged to look at the same situation from several different perspectives, even though some parts were very stereotypical.

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