Category Archives: Lehman, Yvonne

Yvonne Lehman. His Hands. Urichsville, OH: Barbour Publishing, 2003.

We each react in our own way to the misfortunes that befall us.  Artist Matthew MacEwen risked his life to save a young girl from the flames of a wrecked plane.  Was he aware that he might die in the rescue and, if so, did he intend to take that risk?  When he ends up alive, but with scarred hands that end his career as an artist, he has to struggle to overcome bitterness. He returns to the mountains of North Carolina where he builds a new life as an art teacher and a rafting instructor.  His scarred hands have also kept him from dating.  When a beautiful young woman comes to his rafting camp, he is drawn to her.   Little does Matthew know that this beautiful woman is tied to the tragedy in his past.  In this short novel, Matthew and Christine hope that God will to lead them to a better life, a life together.

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Yvonne Lehman. Coffee Rings. Uhrichsville, OH: Barbour Publishing, 2004.

Four college girls go to the beach and cut loose. One of them dies. When the book opens, the remaining three friends are women in their early forties. Each of the friends has built a life, but all are still affected by what happened those many years ago. When the dead girl’s mother discovers she has terminal cancer, she asks her daughter’s friends to accompany her to the scene of the accident. All the women have secrets and guilty feelings; these come out. Religious faith enables the characters to achieve self-acceptance and forgiveness.

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Yvonne Lehman. North Carolina Weddings. Uhrichsville, OH: Barbour Publishing, 2008.

This volume contains three short novels about love and faith, all set in the North Carolina mountains. In Past the Ps Please, Sara becomes the housekeeper in a local mansion and meets the family’s three appealing sons. At first she thinks it is the perfect job because “anyone can clean a house,” but she quickly sees that it is more difficult than she imagined. On a Clear Day focuses on Ellen Jonsen, a young woman who is searching for a job and solutions to some family drama. She finds both employment and love at a local Christian conference center. By Love Acquitted tells the story of Tyler Corbin, a man who has just been released from prison after serving a two year sentence for a crime he didn’t commit. He is trying to start a new life, but keeping secrets from the woman he loves creates problems.

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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.

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