Yvonne Lehman. By Love Acquitted. Uhrichsville, OH: Barbour Publishing, 2007.

In this novel a teenager’s bad choices have consequences for several people. After their parents die, Tyler Corbin assumes responsibility for his younger sister Penny.  Penny hides her grief in teenage rebellion.  She falls for Mr. Wrong, but when she attempts to break free of him, she takes off in a car that Mr. Wrong has stolen.  Tyler finds her after the car has crashed. He hides Penny’s involvement and goes to prison in her place.  As the novel opens, Tyler has just been released. On his first day of freedom, he meets Megan McKinney, a newcomer in town.  They are attracted to each other, but Tyler’s reluctance to be forthcoming about his past puts Megan on edge.  All of the main characters are churchgoers who struggle with issues of anger, guilt, and forgiveness. Through faith each is able to see what he or she must do.

Check this title’s availability in the UNC-Chapel Hill Library catalog.

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