Monday, July 12, 2010

In Search of a Dream by Pamela Griffin

In Search of a Dream
By Pamela Griffin 
Heartsong Presents #908
Historical Romance
ISBN 978-1-60260-881-8

From the Back Cover:
Clemmie Needs To Let Go.

After three years with no contact from him, Clemmie Lyons needs to put her dream of marrying Joel Litton behind her. To make the transition easier, Clemmie leaves Lyons’ Refuge with all its memories of Joel and visits a friend for the summer. But nothing prepares her for the moment she discovers Joel living nearby, trying to hide a terrible secret from all who knew him.

Joel is consumed with guilt and is sure God can never forgive him. He can’t let the Lyons family learn what has happened and be disappointed in and ashamed of him. But when Clemmie reenters his life and insists that God isn’t through with him, Joel finds himself strangely tempted to hope again.

Will these two friends find a way to make their dreams reality, or will guilt over the past ultimately drive them apart?

Key verse:

“And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known; I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them. – Isaiah 42:16

From the book:

“I have no idea why we care so much, but we do. My parents love you, I love you. And—”

Clemmie broke off her spiel when she realized what she’d just admitted. Her mouth dropped open at her slip, her face flaming with humiliation. She whirled around and fled out the door.

In shock, she heard his steps pound behind her, closing in on her, right before he grabbed her waist. His other hand then found her arm, and he spun her around to face him. “Oh no, Clemmie. You’re not getting away that easy.” He grabbed both her arms and she thought he might shake her. “I want some answers. And I won’t take ‘later’ or ‘soon’ this time!”

About the Author:

Pamela Griffin lives in Texas and loves to spend time with family and friends. She fully gave her life to the Lord in 1988 after a rebellious young adulthood and owes the fact that she’s still alive today to an all-loving, forgiving God and a mother who prayed that her wayward daughter would come “home.” Pamela’s main goal in writing Christian romance is to encourage others through entertaining stories that also heal the wounded spirit.

Question of the day: This summer is just flying by! My flowers are in full bloom, and I'm loving it! I'm not much of a gardner, so having so many flowers still alive by mid-summer is something of a feat for me. The day lillies are brilliant. So, what's blooming where you are?


  1. This sounds like a fun book.

    I have lilies, daylilies, fuchsias, petunias, impatiens, daisies and dahlias blooming.

  2. My lilies are brilliant, too. A couple years back I planted a few and I've only seen white and purple ones until this year. Suddenly last week I had the most vibrant oranges ones that I've never seen before. They grew so tall, they've bowed over my short fence and cover the walkway. Beautiful.

  3. Pamela GriffinJuly 12, 2010

    Thank you, Linda. :)

    (In answer to Erica's question: We've had so much rain that if anything has been blooming in our yard, it's probably been washed away. lol)

  4. this book is amazing! i've read it and the beautiful story kept running on my mind until's just so beautiful! the story of clemmie and joel, i can't get enough of it!