THE SURVIVOR by Shelley Shepard Gray. Book #3-Families of Honor series. Mattie’s body has survived her battle with cancer, but can she find the man who can mend her lonely heart? The only man who’s ever made her heart beat faster is Graham Weaver. Is it finally time for their friendship to become something more? But cruel gossip is spreading, claiming that Graham’s the father of Jenna Yoder’s baby. Will Mattie’s dreams of a happily-ever-after be crushed before they’ve left the ground?
With a compassionate realism and narrative sweep that recall the work of Charles Dickens, this magnificent novel captures all the cruelty and corruption, dignity and heroism, of India. The time is 1975. The place is an unnamed city by the sea. The government has just declared a State of Emergency, in whose upheavals four strangers--a spirited widow, a young student uprooted..