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ACCOUNTABILITY Roseanne Eckroyd is an evil woman who runs a house of prostitution and believes she is accountable to nobody. When she gets pregnant, she gives birth because she's afraid to have the unwanted child-which she considers a cancer-cut from her body. She allows the girl to live because it amuses her to watch little Ruth struggle. Eventually, a customer offers to buy the child, now a young teen, for his son's birthday party, and Roseanne realizes her genius in keeping the brat. She repeatedly sells her daughter, gleefully raking in the profits until another customer buys the child outright. Having no idea that the life of slavery she envisions is actually a rescue mission, Roseanne takes his money and hands over her child. Years have passed, and Ruth's rescuer has passed away. She takes life one day at a time. Wake up. Vow not to drink. Take care of David, her precious little boy. Go to work. Pray her mother doesn't call. She refuses to contact her husband, for she believes that having her in his life is a recipe for disaster. And she will do anything to make his life better. Even stay away. Jonathan Wellington is a committed Christian who ignored the warning signs when he fell in love with a young widow with a shadowed past. He thought on his wedding day that their lives would be sunshine forever. He doesn't know Ruth is terrified of men. That she's an alcoholic. That she's a survivor of the sex trade. That her first husband rescued her and gave her the protection of his name while treating her like a daughter. And Jon doesn't have any idea how much Ruth loves him. So much, she forced him to leave her. As Jon's love and acceptance begin to heal Ruth's emotional scars, the couple reunites, holding themselves accountable to their marriage vows, promising to love one another, and raising their son together. But it makes Roseanne angry to see Ruth happy. When the wicked woman attacks, it will be up to Jon and his brother to hold her accountable. The second book in the Wisdom series, ACCOUNTABILITY is a stand-alone novel with continuing characters from TAKE MY HAND.
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