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Streets on a Map

Streets on a Map

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Every choice carries a price as Abby discovers when she marries Joel. If she had known when Joel first walked into Clancy's what lay in store, she would have stopped the relationship before it got started. However, by the time she found out it was too late. The choice was made. Or so she thought.

But then between her and her one friend in Astley, Laila, they arrive at solution that could benefit Abby and the small county town. A deliberately lit fire and an unplanned pregnancy threaten to bring their carefully laid plans and Abby's dreams undone. Problems of some newcomers to the town impinge on Abby's life too, but it is the arrival of an old resident of Astley that could end up destroying everything and not just for Abby.

Who else's lives will be affected and changed forever. Will the unwelcome arrivals in Astley destroy everything Abby and Laila have worked to achieve? What is the secret that will have all of Astley reeling?


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About "Streets on a Map"

Every choice carries a price as Abby discovers when she marries Joel. If she had known when Joel first walked into Clancy's what lay in store, she would have stopped the relationship before it got started. However, by the time she found out it was too late. The choice was made. Or so she thought.

But then between her and her one friend in Astley, Laila, they arrive at solution that could benefit Abby and the small county town. A deliberately lit fire and an unplanned pregnancy threaten to bring their carefully laid plans and Abby's dreams undone. Problems of some newcomers to the town impinge on Abby's life too, but it is the arrival of an old resident of Astley that could end up destroying everything and not just for Abby.

Who else's lives will be affected and changed forever. Will the unwelcome arrivals in Astley destroy everything Abby and Laila have worked to achieve? What is the secret that will have all of Astley reeling?

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Meet the Author

Dale Harcombe

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Refreshing reading
5 stars By Paula Vince, author, Mar 15 2011
Abby, a successful singer in metropolitan Sydney, marries Joel and moves to Astley, the country town he was raised in. Feeling shunned by the locals and at a loss for things to do, she must get creative. Before long, Abby discovers that life in the small town holds more in store than she ever anticipated.

Astley turns out to be a paradigm of the wider world. Normal people lead lives of quiet heroism. Every day is full of noble gestures that may go unnoticed in the grand scheme of events, yet have the power and potential to change the lives of others.

As the characters are all honest, regular, down-to-earth people, it's no stretch of the imagination for readers to see that we too may be a source of huge blessings. It is a story of how small ripples may have more far-reaching effects in our sphere of influence than we may imagine. Beautiful reflections about relationships and the Australian lifestyle make "Streets on a Map" the sort of book that helps us to realize the value of what we have. 
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A page-turner to the end!
5 stars By L.Swann, Feb 20 2011
Do you want to read a book that will keep you so enthralled you just have to keep turning the pages? Then Streets on a Map is exactly that book.

The story line is alive with excitement, surprises, disasters and emotion. The histories, habits and complexities of the characters are carefully weaved into the story  providing a beautiful balance between a plot that will keep you guessing and characters which deepen, becoming old friends the more you get to know them. 

The story stayed in my mind long after I would put the book down, and often I would find myself wondering about the characters; their habits, their motives, what they would do next. This always made me eager to find the next time I could sit down and continue the story. 

I thoroughly recommend this book as a refreshing, enjoyable and page-turning read. This is my second reading of this book and I never read books twice!
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Streets ahead for an enjoyable read.
4 stars By Lynne C, Jan 30 2011
Dale Harcombe's "Streets on a Map," is a well-written, thoroughly enjoyable book with a story line that spread out its fingers to encompass much in its two hundred pages. 

The characters are believable and engaging, and readers will find themselves drawn to the main character, Abby (a city girl through and through), as she come to grips with the challenges of living in a small country town ably helped by her new best friend Laila.  

A subtle Christian theme runs throughout the book but the author avoids being preachy or coming across with a pie-in-the-sky attitude. 

Without a doubt, "Streets on a Map" is four-and-a-half star reading.   
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Entertaining and challenging
4 stars By Mary Hawkins, Jan 20 2011
So many of us have dreams, ambitions, but how many of us ever set out to try and achieve them? How many of us are prepared to pay the price that is often required? Whether we are successful or not, what God looks at are our hearts, our motives for the choices we make. Where will they lead us? How will they affect others, both family, friend and foe? Sometimes there may be unexpected, unplanned consequences we hate, some we love. 

Dale Harcombe has written an entertaining novel that will challenge readers to examine more closely decisions that will affect not only our own lives down over the years, but that of many others -  including those we love the most. 
For those who love God and put their lives in His hands, even if we make some wrong choices, He will work our own "road map" out "for good." 

In the end, God does have the final say!
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  • Catalogue Code 312394
  • Product Code 9781921589430
  • ISBN 1921589434
  • EAN 9781921589430
  • Pages 200
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Ark House Press
  • Publication Date Sep 2010
  • Dimensions 22 x 210 x 135 mm
  • Weight 0.357kg