When The Vow Breaks
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by Judith Leigh
Description: Marriage--A forever commitment--Till death do us part. That's what they had vowed. And Jillian and Morgan both believed it. But then disaster strikes and beliefs are shattered. Morgan sat helpless as he'd watched one woman die. That nightmare forced him to acknowledge he couldn't go through it twice. Jillian feared he would never look at her scarred body in the same light again. Will true love triumph and faith take hold to overcome the obstacles they allowed to cripple their marriage?
eBook Publisher: Highland Press/Grace, 2008 2008
eBookwise Release Date: November 2009
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [314 KB]
Reading time: 203-284 min.
"Although the title is reminiscent of a line from a lullaby, the novel sensitively explores a subject that is anything but soothing. When Jillian Chandler is diagnosed with breast cancer, her storybook marriage to Morgan rocks, but not like a mother gently swaying a baby's crib. Morgan decides to leave his wife in the midst of her greatest battle, while he tries to sort out his own feelings. These pages are a stirring look at this relationship and the far reaching repercussions. When the Vow Breaks is touching story of trials and triumphs in the lives of characters that will seem as familiar as your friends or next door neighbors."--Joyce Handzo, In the Library Reviews
"When the Vow Breaks was a very pleasant surprise. After the first chapter or two I wondered how I would get through it, it was so sad, but I forged ahead and eventually had a hard time putting it down. This book isn't about breast cancer and the tragedies that befall Jillian; it's about weathering the storms, survival and trust in love and in God. Take the time to read When the Vow Breaks. I'm sure you'll enjoy Jillian and Morgan's story as much as I did."--Trudy Smith, Once Upon A Romance
"This book is about a woman who fights breast cancer. I assumed the book would be extremely emotional and hard to read, but it was not. The storyline dealt more with the commitment between a man and a woman, with a true belief of God. There was some sentiment which became even more passionate when this scared man disappeared without a word just as Jill needed him most. The intrigue of the storyline was that of finding a rock to lean upon through faith in God. Not only did she learn to lean on her relationship with Him but she also learned how to forgive her husband even before he returned to the States. This is a great look at not only a breast cancer survivor but also a couple whose commitment to each other through their faith grew stronger. It is an easy read and one I highly recommend."--Brenda Talley, The Romance Studio
The last two weeks had been difficult, but Jillian was getting stronger and all her tests had come back clear. Life was looking up. Morgan wore a broad smile as he sauntered toward the nurse's station. When he didn't see anyone, he strode in the direction of the nurse's lounge. He started to stick his head in the doorway, but stopped when he heard the nurses talking.
"It's so hard to keep a smile on my face as if nothing were wrong. She's so beautiful."
"Yes, and to think how I envied her fine blonde hair and fair skin," a second voice added.
"But I sure don't envy her now," another offered.
The first woman spoke again. "It's so unfair. If only the outcome could be different." She let out a loud sigh.
"Yes, she's going to die and there's nothing anyone can do to save her." He recognized Nurse Thompson's voice. "So sad."
Morgan grabbed his chest as he backed away from the room. His heart raced. Sweat beaded his forehead and his collar tightened against his throat. No, it couldn't be. His beautiful Jilly wasn't going to die. Hearing the words he'd been dreading spoken out loud tore at his heart. He couldn't breathe. He had to get away. God help him. He couldn't stay and watch her die.