Michael Keddington and Faye Murrow are in love, yet the demands of family and work create challenges for them. Michael attends college and works in a nursing home while Faye prepares for medical school in Baltimore. A hasty marriage before Faye's departure would seem to seal their bond and protect them forever. But they discover that even the deepest love must weather life's demands.
This is the love story of Michael Keddington and Faye Murrow, a love story that takes place not in seclusion but in the real world, with the challenges that all lovers must face. No relationship is an island: There are threads that bind us all and pull at our lives — the demands of family, of friends, of work, and social obligation. And there are times that the pull of those threads becomes greater than the strength of the relationship. In these times, no matter how much two people love each other, a relationship must grow strong or be torn apart.
“The Carousel” is about what happens when life doesn't turn out the way that we planned. Beyond a love story, it is about faith, loyalty, and sacrifice.
My hope is that you, and those with whom you share this book, might find the message of this story meaningful and applicable to your own life.
And that in some way you might feel changed.
Richard Paul Evans
Richard Paul Evans
is the #1 best-selling author of “The Christmas Box”. His?novels have each appeared on the “New York Times ”bestseller list; there are more than thirteen million copies of his books in print. His books have been translated into more than?twenty-four languages and several have been international best sellers. He is the winner of the 1998 American Mothers Book Award, two first place “Storytelling World” Awards for his children's books, the 2005 “Romantic Times” Best Women's Novel of the Year Award, and?two Wilbur Awards for Fiction (Book).? Evans received the "Washington Times