Redeemed

Can the buried secrets of the past lead to redemption?  

The day after his grandfather’s funeral, David Sumner saves a drowning boy, and his life will never be the same. From the beautiful family farm in Vermont to the alluring art world of New York City, this new book by Pollyanna Porter follows David as he falls in love with the boy’s mother, struggles with a glamorous-though-empty life in the city, and finally flees, desperate for a fresh start. But the tentative peace he’s trying to carve out for himself hides painful memories and family secrets that reach back to World War II and stolen art during the Holocaust. Through endearing characters, Redeemed explores themes of loss, love, and redemption.

RECOMMENDED by the US Review of Books

“Told through the points of view of the major characters, this book moves at a mesmerizing fast pace. David discovers that his grandparents were involved in returning stolen art from the Nazis to its rightful owners. History buffs are sure to enjoy the connection to the Monuments Men, and the author includes historical information about their endeavors. This moving story follows David and the Dunne family through upheaval and tragedy. The author hits just the right balance of fascinating historical details and romantic intrigue. The characters are well-rounded, and the dialogue flows smoothly throughout the work. Porter’s novel is exceptionally well-written with beautiful descriptive language. Her book is a must-read for history buffs and romantics.” — Book Review by Kat Kennedy

“This compelling family saga starts with a bang and keeps exploding like a string of fireworks. We’re swept along from the tranquil confines of a Vermont barn to the sordid secrets of WW2 Nazis, by way of New York’s art world. There is insightful depth of character and emotion but never at the expense of suspense, mystery…and just a touch of the supernatural.” — Joseph A. Citro, author of Loose Ends, Passing Strange, and Shadow Child


Can the buried secrets of the past lead to redemption?  

Redeemed

by Pollyanna Porter
5.25 x 8, Paperback, 392 pages
$19.99 + $3.49 shipping

RECOMMENDED by
the US Review of Books

Pollyanna Porter’s books are available at
The Book Nook (Ludlow, VT) • Blair Books (Chester, VT)
Village Square Booksellers (Bellows Falls, VT) • Dobbins Drugs (Lyons, NY)

What Readers
Are Saying

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“My gosh! Redeemed! I love all the subplots. Each subplot could have been a book in and of itself! I love Amy! I’ll be honest I was scared of the “historical fiction” (not usually my genre) but it was so well woven into the  story of family and love and small town Vermont.”

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Wow…Porter has done it again! Redeemed takes us back to Langdon and tells the story of how one act of heroism creates long-lasting ripples in the lives of all involved. This gripping, emotional, family saga will hold you in its thrall right from page one, taking you on a journey through peace, terror, joy, loss, grief, love, wonder, and…redemption. Redeemed is a historical novel, a love story, and a coming-of-age story — with just a bit of magic woven into its pages and you won’t want to put it down.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Pollyanna Porter’s superb writing in Redeemed makes the characters AND events fly directly into the heart. The book showcases her unique writing style, weaving story, action, and history into a fascinating narrative that absolutely cannot be put down. Each page finds the reader predicting the unpredictable twists and turns of these delightful characters. No more hints or giveaways, but surely agreement once the last page is finished. Positively Five Stars.

Pollyanna Porter’s books are available at
The Book Nook (Ludlow, VT) • Blair Books (Chester, VT)
Village Square Booksellers (Bellows Falls, VT) • Dobbins Drugs (Lyons, NY)

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