Plain Lenore loves handsome Daniel…desperately. Enough to live with him and bear his son without ever testing the depth of his affection. Finally, she can cope with her insecurity no longer. Does Daniel love her enough to marry her, or does he love his rising acting career more? She asks the question and receives silence in answer. Broken and abandoned, Lenore tries to start a new life with her son,while Daniel rushes toward the glitter of fame and fortune. Both seem destined for lives of loneliness and despair, but God has a better plan and special people picked out to help them each ask a more important question: "IF I GAINED THE WORLD (4) but lost my soul, what would it profit me?" Linda Nichols' emotionally gripping style renders a challenging, insightful and fulfilling read. (Oct., 368 pp., $12.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill Elizabeth Nelson