Anticipation of the Penitent

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About the author:
Nancy LaRonda Johnson is a passionate writer of Christian and other fiction, and has written short stories, poetry and personal journals most of her life. She has a BA in Sociology from UC Santa Cruz and a law degree from USF School of Law. She works as a deputy probation officer.

Her first book, the literary Christian speculative novel, "Anticipation of the Penitent", reached the finals in the 2012 San Francisco Writer's Conference Indie Publishing Contest, and is a 2014 Readers Favorite Novel Contest winner. "Salted With Fire", a book of short stories and poetry, is her second publication.

Her current projects include: the controversial continuation of "Anticipation of the Penitent", titled "Anticipating Dawn"; a Christian sci-fi novella; and "The Witch of Endor", a fictional account of a Biblical story.

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Anticipation of the Penitent

Authored by Nancy LaRonda Johnson

Trapped by the devil, Alezea bears Satan's son and knows her life will never be her own. She is the mother of Thomas, a man reared by Satan to be a killer of life's most innocent - little girls. Alezea lives detached from the horrors committed by her son and from her domination by the entity who uses her as he pleases. Until she meets Martha who shows her a way out. Now Alezea will risk her very soul to free Thomas from his father. The fight to save her son will either redeem Alezea or destroy her forever.

Rachel knows Thomas' history, yet she believes her presence can transform him. Her belief in Thomas might send her fully into the devil's realm or provide an opening for God's miracles in both of their lives. In a scheme to continue his father's line, Thomas may ruin his alliance with Rachel or rend himself from the dominion he was born to hold. The impulse to contrive his future takes Thomas to new heights in his lifework as a killer and pushes him toward maturity, while being forced to encounter the astonishing truth of his heritage.

Anticipation of the Penitent depicts the battle between good and evil in one family until it is rendered to its destined completion. Only then will it be known whether Alezea succeeds in her struggle for a life free from Satan's control.

Publication Date:
1479258555 / 9781479258550
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Christian / Suspense

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