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Trade Paperback
384 pages
Jul 2010
Tyndale House

Ransomed Dreams (Side Roads)

by Sally John

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In Ransomed Dreams by Sally John, Sheridan Montgomery has grown used to living an isolated life in Mexico with Eliot, her husband who was crippled both physically and emotionally by a severe bullet wound eighteen months earlier. Then Luke Traynor, the man who saved her life the day Eliot was shot, re-enters her life. He brings news of her father’s stroke, and Sheridan is yanked from the safe haven she created for herself. She must confront the truth of her father’s past, while battling the growing feelings she has for Luke.

Sally John tells a story filled with human anguish and deep struggles. Her characters, especially Sheridan, are well rounded and endearing to readers. The story’s plot may at first resemble a tale too often visited—a woman falling in love with another man because her marriage has grown stale. However, John’s story is surprisingly refreshing and completely upholds biblical truths of faithfulness in marriage.

Ransomed Dreams shows the stark reality of a woman forced to live a life she never would have chosen. Sheridan must learn to “listen for Jesus,” as her mother always told her. Verses such as Jeremiah 33:3—“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know”—are clearly reflected here. Readers of this book will not only enjoy a good story, but they may also learn valuable truths along the way. – Ruth Anne Burrell,

Book Jacket:

Sheridan Montgomery leads a charmed life as the wife of Eliot, U.S. ambassador to Venezuela. But an attack on their lives cripples Eliot, and they retreat to a remote Mexican village. As Sheridan quietly cares for her husband, she sees her dreams slipping away. Luke Traynor shatters their reverie when he arrives to tell Sheridan of her father’s heart attack and the evidence implicating him in a conspiracy. Sheridan returns to Chicago to untangle the web of her father’s past and is forced to confront her feelings for Luke, a trail of deceit, and the truth about her marriage.