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Journey of the Heart by Judith Bronte

Journey of the Heart by Judith Bronte

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zumi Mizukio's name in Japanese means, "beautiful fountain of pure water." And it's no wonder, for her eyes are so blue that they put the sea to shame. Finding little kindness within her troubled home in Japan, Izumi timidly works to earn her mother's love. When her Japanese father commits suicide because of gambling debts, Izumi's American mother takes her to Three Mile Bay, in upstate New York. There, Izumi's loneliness is overwhelmed by John Johannes, a striking young man who falls deeply in love with her. Now she must find the courage to return John's love, even at the vehement disapproval of her mother.
zumi Mizukio's name in Japanese means, "beautiful fountain of pure water." And it's no wonder, for her eyes are so blue that they put the sea to shame. Finding little kindness within her troubled home in Japan, Izumi timidly works to earn her mother's love. When her Japanese father commits suicide because of gambling debts, Izumi's American mother takes her to Three Mile Bay, in upstate New York. There, Izumi's loneliness is overwhelmed by John Johannes, a striking young man who falls deeply in love with her. Now she must find the courage to return John's love, even at the vehement disapproval of her mother.

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Journey of the Heart
 by Judith Bronte
 Izumi Mizukio's name in Japanese means, "beautiful fountain of pure water." And it's nowonder, for her eyes are so blue that they put the sea to shame. Finding little kindnesswithin her troubled home in Japan, Izumi timidly works to earn her mother's love. Whenher Japanese father commits suicide because of gambling debts, Izumi's Americanmother takes her to Three Mile Bay, in upstate New York. There, Izumi's loneliness isoverwhelmed by John Johannes, a striking young man who falls deeply in love with her. Now she must find the courage to return John's love, even at the vehement disapproval of her mother.
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Table of Contents
"It had been a journey of the heart, more than anything else." 
1.No Longer a Child . . . page 32.A Rebellious Daughter . . . page 73.The Dishonored Son . . . page 114.Solitary Tear . . . page 145.Night Vigil . . . page 196.Window Reflections . . . page 227.What Time I Am Afraid . . . page 268.Three Mile Bay . . . page 299.Joy in the Morning . . . page 3210.Anticipation . . . page 4011.Shame the Sea . . . page 4312.He Will Never Forget . . . page 4813.On Fire . . . page 5314.My Little Dove . . . page 5615.From This Day Forward . . . page 6316.She Must Know . . . page 6717.Wildflower . . . page 7118.Childhood Friends . . . page 7719.Closer Than a Brother . . . page 8120.Five Minutes . . . page 8721.Love Endureth All Things . . . page 9222.All Things Are Possible . . . page 9723.Laughter and Tears . . . page 10324.He is Able . . . page 110
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Chapter 1No Longer A Child
"For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercieswill I gather thee." ~ Isaiah 54:7 ~
A hot Japanese sun shone through the white curtains of IzumiMizukiyo's bedroom. (Pronounced 'E - zoo - me Me - zoo - ke - o')She turned over in bed, ignoring the sun's call to wake up. Not to beignored, it shone into a mirror standing on the right side of Izumi'sfuton, reflecting a bright glare onto her sleepy eyes."Okay, I'm awake," she said groggily, sitting up. Satisfied with her acknowledgement of the new day, the sun dispersed it's reflection,leaving Izumi to rub her stunned eyes. Though she wanted to movethe mirror, the glare served as a useful alarm clock. Sitting up in bed, she began brushing her black hair in the small mirror, talkingto the reflection as to a familiar friend. "Did you enjoy mygraduation?" Not waiting for a reply, she continued, "I'm so gladyou could come! My parents meant to be there, but something cameup. I'm sure they would have come, if they could." Her face fell alittle, but brightened upon the next thought, "Mrs. Tanaka, our teacher, called us 'young women' at the ceremony yesterday. Shenever called us that before," Izumi added quickly, as if Mrs.
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