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Unfit for Love? Pregnant—by a man who will never know or care. Gloria, born into a life of prostitution, sees only one solution: get rid of the child. But then she meets John William MacGregan, a miner, left with a newborn daughter and no one to care for her when his wife died during childbirth. So John and Gloria strike a deal. Gloria will care for Kate, and John will eventually raise her son. There is no offer of, nor seeking for, a hand in marriage. When John leaves the mines to seek his fortune in the new Oregon Territory , Gloria, Kate, and baby Danny must go with him. Yanked away from a life of prostitution, Gloria must finally face the pain that has always plagued her, and her longings for a home, a family, and a life free from shame. Ten Thousand Charms is a beautiful tale of an empty heart floundering…and falling straight into the arms of Christ.

A woman with no future.
A man with no hope.
A God who knows the key to their deepest need lies in each other…

Wyoming Territories, 1860. Gloria is in trouble. A mining camp is a merciless place when you’re young, pregnant…and a prostitute. No matter. Life will not defeat her.

John William McGregan is in despair. His beloved wife died in childbirth. And while John is a resourceful man, raising an infant daughter on his own seems impossible.

Thrown together by a seemingly cruel fate, Gloria and John William make a pact: She will nurse his daughter; he will raise her son. Neither asks for marriage. They are joined by necessity, nothing more.

But after a move to the new Oregon territory, facing John William’s faith day after day, and receiving an older woman’s motherly mentoring, Gloria longs for something more. For the love she’s been denied all her life. If only that life hadn’t made her unfit, not only for John William…but for God.

Then tragedy strikes—making even the resolute John William question his faith. Terrified, Gloria turns to the One she has never been able to trust. But can even God save what now means more to Gloria than life itself: her newfound family?

Published: Random House Publishing Group on Mar 25, 2009
ISBN: 9780307562609
List price: $9.99
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John McGregan's wife dies in childbirth and Gloria is young, pregnant and a prostitute. Together they make a pact: she will nurse his daughter; he will raise her son.read more
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Loved the book UNTIL the end. There is no ending. Did they forget to print the other half of the story? I don't buy or read books so I can draw my own conclusions. I need closure and satisfaction, which I did not have with this book.I am also annoyed that people compared this book to Francine River's Redeeming Love (which is my favorite book) and Janette Oke's books. This book is nothing like those books and I suggest that you skip this book and just read those "classics."I was not satisfied with this book so I will not be reading any other books by this author.read more
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Another Historical Christian Fiction about a prostitute, but unlike any other. This story is based in the northwest of the United States and brings together a very unlikely list of characters that as a reader you come to understand and find little ways to relate to. This is a good read, it is for a mature audience, however.read more
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John McGregan's wife dies in childbirth and Gloria is young, pregnant and a prostitute. Together they make a pact: she will nurse his daughter; he will raise her son.
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Loved the book UNTIL the end. There is no ending. Did they forget to print the other half of the story? I don't buy or read books so I can draw my own conclusions. I need closure and satisfaction, which I did not have with this book.I am also annoyed that people compared this book to Francine River's Redeeming Love (which is my favorite book) and Janette Oke's books. This book is nothing like those books and I suggest that you skip this book and just read those "classics."I was not satisfied with this book so I will not be reading any other books by this author.
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Another Historical Christian Fiction about a prostitute, but unlike any other. This story is based in the northwest of the United States and brings together a very unlikely list of characters that as a reader you come to understand and find little ways to relate to. This is a good read, it is for a mature audience, however.
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This is a wonderful book and a promising start to a the "Crossroads of Grace" series. At the beginning of this book Gloria is a pregnant prostitute in an isolated mining town in Wyoming. There, she is thrown together with John William McGregan, a man with an infant of his own whose mother has died. Pittman tells the story of the unlikely "family's" trip to Oregon and the slow but steady change in the couple. There is a tragedy, and of course, redemption. Like many Christian novels, this one ends a bit predictably, but it is a well written, entertaining, read. I highly recommend it.
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The story was hard to get.into and was not very good
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I wasn't going to write a review until the read the first review, which I completely disagreed with. I loved this book and I thought the ending was perfect. Pittman does an excellent job of building up both main characters and you empathize with them no matter who you are. She does such a great job conveying Christ's sacrificial love for us and the story is both heart-wrenching and heart-warming at the same time. I also do not like to compare authors or books because each author is unique and each book has a new and different story to tell.
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