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The Price of Trust [Kindle Edition]

Amanda Stephan
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Beaten and betrayed by the one who was supposed to love her,
Carly Richards is on the run!

Forced to live as a fugitive as her ex-fiance stalks her across country, she finds refuge in a small town in Montana. Her emotional scars are reluctant to heal, and Carly resists the friendliness of those around her ~ especially handsome farmer Joe Baird. Caught in the circumstances, the kind people around her begin to creep into her softening heart. God is at work, and she has to trust Him not only to take care of her, but care for the people she is learning to love.

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About the Author

Amanda Stephan is just a normal, everyday country girl. She resides near Columbia, TN with her husband and children, three cats, one dog, and multiple roosters that love to roost under their bedroom windows. She loves to laugh and have a good time, and loves to read a good book.

Writing out of love for her family and love for God, she finds writing to be an opportunity to share God's love for others in a fun and entertaining way.

Besides reviewing books for other Christian authors and maintaining her websites, and, she is a devoted wife, homeschooling mother, children's youth leader, piano player, and speaker.

Product Details

  • File Size: 537 KB
  • Print Length: 348 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1616630477
  • Publisher: TreasureLine Publishing; Second edition (May 18, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004V0AHP8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #624,928 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A story about love, faith and trust April 8, 2011
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I thought this book was amazing! I started the book last night and finished it this morning! I could not put it down! It gets you sucked in right from the start. I loved the way the author mixed in mystery that had me on the edge of my seat most of the time, with a sweet romance, and a story of God's amazing protection and forgiveness!! The story was truly inspirational, warms the soul and the heart!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed, enjoyed, enjoyed! February 22, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I just couldn't put it down! The Price of Trust by Amanda Stephan introduces us to a 24 year old, Carly, who is trying to desperately outrun her past. Trusting in God has become easy for Carly, given her past circumstances, but trusting in other people is almost impossible. When she finds herself in a small town with no job, no place to stay, only two suitcases to her name, and the problems from her past following fast on her heels, she has to learn how to trust the other people that God has placed in her life.

I was drawn to the characters and found them to be well thought out, consistent, and believable. The story-line was well-paced and the suspense was used exceptionally well. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. If you enjoy books by Dee Henderson or Terri Blackstock, you'll love The Price of Trust.

~Kristi Burchfiel, author of Without Regrets and The Daily Devotional Series
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truely Delicious June 5, 2010
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Amanda Stephan has managed to take equal parts faith, intrigue, humor, and love and turn them into a delicious recipe called "The Price of Trust". This enchanting story of a frightened and lonely young woman fleeing an abusive ex fiancee kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. The journey the main character Carly undertakes with the Lord turns her from a terrified victim into a confident, stand-your-ground, loved, and cherished woman. If you are looking for a christian romance with lots of spice and zest thrown in for good measure, then look no further than this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Christian Drama at it's best March 8, 2011
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I loved this book! The Price of Trust is exactly my type of book! Ms. Stephan did an awesome job. In my humble opinion, she combined just the right combination of intrique, romance and drama. Her unwillingness to compromise the gospel was refreshing! I am really looking forward to her next book!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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An intricate tapestry of fear, faith, mystery, and down-home goodness, author Amanda Stephan has interwoven these elements and offers us The Price of Trust. The thread of fear crosses the strand of faith as Carly Richards attempts to outrun the long-arm of her abusive ex-fiance. And the mystery builds while the abuser's cohorts trail Ms. Richards into a small Montana town filled with down-home goodness. Love is waiting in the wings there, but will Carly's torn and tattered heart be trusting enough to receive it?

I find author Amanda Stephan's style of storytelling refreshing within these pages: her plot delivering the reader to the sweet simplicities of life amidst a hectic world, and her prose reminding us that the basics of life is what life is really all about- faith, hope, and love... and a tree is known by the fruit that it bears.

Teric Darken
Author: K - I - L - L FM 100 / U-TURN KiLLuR
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Captivating, Faith Filled and AWESOME! January 21, 2011
By Molly
Format:Kindle Edition
A great debut! I have been reading a lot more debut novels lately, and it seems that with each one these authors have a talent beyond words. They write it so well and with the hand that is like a long seasoned author. It is no different with Amanda Stephan's novel. I was VERY pleased with her work.

In The Price of Trust, we meet Carly, a young woman on the run, who doesn't trust easy and who is having a bit of bad luck, getting stranded in a new town. But, through the AMAZING characters and a wonderful plot, Carly opens her heart to those around her, while realizing, with God as the center of things, the price of trust is easy in this town. But, along with learning to trust, Carly has a that could put a damper on her progress of trusting.

I loved the humor, the love, the secrets, and the message of relying on God, trusting in God, even when things don't go your way. Even in a tough, troubled spot, He will ALWAYS be there for you, if you just trust and believe in him. All of that, combined with the combination of a loving town and friendly characters, really gripped me and pulled me in.

I HIGHLY recommend this debut. It will leave you in awe that this book is a debut novel. It big on faith and HUGE on captivating the reader! No doubt, this 4 star novel will bring this author lots of high praises! It is easy to read when your captivate...I read this book in less than two days! Well done, Amanda!

*This review is based on a complimentary copy which was provided for an honest review*
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Debut Novel that I loved!! September 22, 2010
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I have a bad feeling when I get a book that is a debut novel. With all the reviews I write up it is kind of a feeling that the debut novel is not going to be as good or the writing will stink. Yes I know, kind of prejudiced but you know how it goes if you review books as well. Anyways, I was so surprised with this novel!! I loved it from the beginning. Amanda writes like a pro and I would never have known this was her debut novel. The thing I most enjoyed was the dialogue between Carly and Joe. They are so humorous and I found myself laughing more than once. I absolutely loved the whole book!! Joe is a sweet guy and Carly is very independent but at the same time learns to rely on someone other than herself and that not all guys are out to hurt her. Way to go Amanda!! I will definitely be on the lookout for your next book!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A Page Turner!
Loved the emotion displayed by the main characters. This book kept my attention and took only three days to read...with a few interruptions! Read more
Published 9 months ago by Lynn Hobbs
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story
Loved the story - I find it refreshing that a person is able to tell a story such as this without resorting to adding gratuitous sex. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Theresa M. Rodriguez
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome story
I loved this book from the moment it started. It is so refreshing to read a story about growing love following heartbreak and/or abuse - I loved that the book told an awesome... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Karen Hickman
5.0 out of 5 stars good
i had a great buying experiance with this company it arrived on time and they are very good i would recomend them to everyone i know
Published 18 months ago by Sondra Crain
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!!!
Amanda Stephan poured a lot of blood and sweat into this book to evoke tears from the reader. This is well written and the story hits hard. However, there is hope and romance. Read more
Published 19 months ago by pmcalister
5.0 out of 5 stars keeps you interested
This Christian-themed book is suspenseful and engaging and I enjoyed reading it. The very conservative focus is unrealistic (I don't know anyone that straight-laced) but it's still... Read more
Published 19 months ago by reader_Texas
4.0 out of 5 stars The price of Trust
Any story about domestic
violence snd faith is an interesting read. This is encourageing and testamony of Gods grace. Wonderfully written.
Published 19 months ago by D. M. Davis
2.0 out of 5 stars Poorly written
I bought this book for my Kindle because of all the four & five star reviews. This is not a five star book. The writing is very simplistic not even proper english. Read more
Published 19 months ago by horsewoman
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read!!
It has been a long time since I have encountered a book so well written. The characters really come alive. As a reader, I found myself in the story..., feeling their emotions... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Nana
This was an easy read but very enjoyable. I was pleasantly surprised at how I couldn't put this book down. We need to have all the Christian influence we can get!
Published 20 months ago by part time reader
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More About the Author

Award winning, bestselling Christian author Amanda Stephan is just a normal, everyday country girl. Amanda resides in Middle Tennessee with her husband and children, who closely resemble several of the seven dwarfs, (Sleepy, Sneezy, Grumpy/Happy), three cats, (only because hubby refuses to get one of his own), and one dog who is a menace to all UPS drivers and meter readers.

Amanda loves to laugh and have a good time, and loves to read a good book. She finds writing to be an opportunity to share God's love for others in a fun and entertaining way. Her first novel, The Price of Trust, was published in May of 2010, her second novel, Lonely Hearts was released at the end of October, 2011, and she is currently working on a Christian Speculative novel entitled The Haunting of Maddie Branson as well as a three book family saga series.

You can usually find Amanda lurking in several online places at once like her
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