The Atonement Child by Francine Rivers is a rather sad book that meets reality. The story is about young Dynah Carey who is engaged to be married and while walking home one night is raped by a stranger. These things happen all of the time-that doesn't make it any less horrific. Dynah in complete sadness and confusion goes through the next few days trying to block out what happened. Soon she realizes she is pregnant and her world changes once again. Dynah is attending a Christian college and soon word of the tragedy spreads to those in charge at the college. Since (of course) this is a Christian college they tell her she must quit because no one is allowed to be pregnant on the campus especially from something so awful. (I just have to add that this part of the book made me really angry because this is how so many Christians are and no wonder people don't like those who believe!)
The story continues and more people show their true colors when they find out she isn't planning on having an abortion. I won 't give away the story but it is really amazing to read such a story that talks about abortion after a rape, this isn't easy stuff to read!
Good book, but not a light read at all! Francine Rivers is a wonderful author and I will always recommend her!