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One Thursday Morning Inspirational Romance: Romance Novel About Leaving Abusive Husband (Diamond Lake Series Book 1)

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Running not only for her own life, but that of her unborn baby, Serenah moves across the country to a little town outside of Spokane Washington called Newport. It’s here she’ll begin to build a new life and go by a different name in the hopes of staying hidden from her abusive husband John. Can Serenah find happiness in her new life? Or will the past eventually catch up to her?

From the best-selling Christian Inspirational Romance author T.K. Chapin comes a story of love, faith and passion that will keep your fingers turning the page to see what happens next.

One Thursday Morning is book one in the Inspirational fictional Diamond Lake Series by T.K. Chapin.

Story Sample from One Thursday Morning (view/download PDF).
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10 reviews for One Thursday Morning Inspirational Romance: Romance Novel About Leaving Abusive Husband (Diamond Lake Series Book 1)

  1. Annette R. Thorpe

    Loved the book. It was a wonderful story about what we can go through if we have faith in God. If we just ask and pray he always listens. He has a plan for us and there to help us follow it through the good and the bad. Sometimes when things go wrong and feel he has abandoned us, he is still there and will give us what we need to get through it. He will always love us and when the time is right He will be there. Just trust in his love, have patience and all your trials will become blessings.

  2. Jazziegirl

    Serenah has just found out she is pregnant. Now she must make good on her plan to leave her abusive husband, John. John is wealthy and has many resources to find Serenah. Serenah has saved back some money and a bus ticket secretly and manages to escape. She moves to a little town near Spokane, Washington. She changes her name and starts a new life. Things are going well until John shows up. This is a great Christian novel which deals with physical abuse. I have read other books by this author and never been disappointed.

  3. BethE

    Serenah courageously flees her abusive husband and creates a new life for herself in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She is smart, cautious, and hard-working. Serenah keeps her true identity hidden in order to protect herself but it would be hard to build authentic relationships when your life is full of secrets. I admire her for her bravery and savvy. She has a hard road to travel yet she doesn’t give up.One Thursday Morning kept me on the edge of my seat with the secrets and suspense. I look forward to enjoying more titles by this author (and dreaming of the Pacific Northwest)!I received the opportunity to read and review this title from the author. The opinions expressed are my own.

  4. ann

    I love reading Christian love stories. This one did not disappoint. Serenah left her abusive husband to start a new life across the country. A year later, she had restored her faith and started a new life, but the old one found her. This was a short read, but worth the time to read!

  5. Kindle Customer

    I want to say I read this book before, just didn’t have it listed in my collection. Still a good read. And very helpful for women in abuse relationships.

  6. Kimzangel

    First of all, I read One Friday Afternoon first, but you don’t have to read this one first to enjoy the second book in this series. However, I always like knowing the background of characters. It’s out of character for me to read them out of order, but I don’t have regrets. I was pulled to read One Friday Afternoon first, and I believe that was because it was about marriage.This story is about an abused woman, Serenah, who is pregnant with her firstborn when she decides that if she stays with John it will be the death of her. Only abused victims can understand her thinking and actions. She moves to a new town, with a new name and new life. She is constantly looking over her shoulder and is always alert just in case John has located her. Sure she could never trust anybody, but without trust she would never move on to her new life. In my opinion, this book is written brilliantly. I gave up on God, and it took my miscarriage to bring me back to Him. My unborn daughter is the one who saved me more than once. It was a difficult pregnancy. I was considered high risk. Emotionally I can’t let her go. I didn’t blame God, but did not seek his comfort either. My husband and I dealt differently with the miscarriage. It has been a rough two years in our marriage, but now I am at peace with it. It was the worse day of my life!I would be further in my journey if I would of entered my relationship with God sooner. It is amazing once you truly give yourself over to God. If you are willing to let him He will lead your life according to his will. I saw some reviews stating that they didn’t agree with the timeline, I would have to disagree. It depends on the person’s spiritual relationship with God. It has been about four months since I have been actively praying, looking at others in a different light, reading Christian Fiction, Nonfiction and the Bible, and in this time I have truly found peace and comfort that I never had before. However, I have never been abused, so I can’t vouche for that aspect of the book. When your true soulmate appears, you don’t know if that will be today or tomorrow only God himself knows. God works through other people, so how can someone move on if they don’t leap out of your comfort zone, and put your trust into someone. She may miss having someone to spend her life with. She is lonely and only has her cat for comfort. It’s easy to live in fear, but it is difficult to expose yourself for future abuse. However, I think that severity of the abuse and relationship with God determine how long a person stays away from humanity. God calls us to give Him our anxiety, which is one of the hardest things for me to do personally. Serenah was still frightened, but she had to move on with her life. She could of spent every single day worrying about John, but then she would only be existing and not living. We only have this one life. I have spent most of my life holding grudges, and where did that ever get me: Absolutely nowhere. An abused victim needs people to rely on in situations like this. What would happen if she kept to herself, and John came back to kill her? No one would know until it was to late to help her. It has only been a year, but that doesn’t mean that John isn’t actively seeking her out. I found myself turning page after page until I was at the end. I wanted to read more, but the 3rd book in the series is not released yet. I am looking forward to it!Serenah can help other domestic abused victims, and provide them with hope and help. Yes she endured abused, but now she has the opportunity to help others that were like herself. Victims don’t know how to get away and how to stay away. That is a huge calling God has placed on her.

  7. Mooshcat

    I love all of T.K. Chapin’s books and this one was no exception. It was well written and the characters are super complex and realistic. The story story is about an abused woman, Serenah, who is pregnant with her firstborn child. She decides that she cannot stay with her husband John because he is abusive and will end up killing her one day. So she moves to a new town, assumes a new name and starts a new life but is constantly looking over her shoulder expecting her husband to find her. There are many twists and turns and the book kept me justing wanting to read “one more page” I cannot wait for the next book in the series to come out!

  8. Kate.Heinz

    I know we’re only in May and this book was published last year, but this has been one of the top books I’ve read in 2017. Like all of Chapin’s books, One Thursday Morning is real, delving into the unspoken recesses of life, those areas that people hide away out of fear. The story starts out very fast-paced, with all hope that the main character will make a positive decision for herself. Once that decision is made, the story line moves slower (slightly) but never to the point of being boring. Chapin makes his characters come to life each and every time, which of course, creates the perfect read. I especially liked the character of Emma. I found her to be charming with just enough spunk and a great dose of wisdom, the perfect person to guide and mentor the main character in her new life.

  9. Amazon Customer

    I have never been married, but this is a very good book for married couples that have been in a situation as this. There is only one way out-JESUS. Through prayers GOD can show women the way out of abusive situations. I have known women to go through abuse from their spouse and boyfriends. Thank GOD He’s here to overcome our weakest points. Happy for Serenah, and Charlie who first with GOD rescued her. Love, love this author.

  10. Linda Freeland

    I typically don’t like books or movies about violence but I liked this book. I loved how the book does center around God and His help and love for us. This is the first book I have read by this author and the first in this series. So far I like the book and the author.

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