Annie was a young woman without hope, a victim of a cruel man. After years of living under Jake's brutality, Annie- terrified of all men- found herself seeking refuge in a store dumpster. When Elkanah Blakehorn found Annie in her desperate state, she was certain her life was over. However, it was Elkanah's kindness and compassion that took Annie from a point of waiting on death, while filled with the belief that God hated her, to realizing and accepting God's love. Just as Annie was learning to accept the love of Christ, she found her life in the balance. The death she had previously waited and longed for was now lurking around the corner. Could she forgive the man that mercilessly beat and traumatized her for years? Or would she die with the burden of unforgiveness?
E. Drennen is a retired registered nurse with Master's Degrees in both
Christian Ministry and Practical Theology (Christian Education). In addition to
working many years as an RN, Karen has worked several years as a chaplain and a
nursing instructor. Her hope is that others will discover (or rediscover) the
mercy and love of God through her writings. Karen lives with her husband and
black lab, Abby in a small Ohio town.