A Dove for Eddy

      Sherry Elliott
A Dove for Eddy

Twelve year old Karen is battling cancer. Her parents have divorced, and Karen must rely on her younger brother, Porter to help with her daily needs. She reaches out to her elderly neighbor, Eddy, for help, but soon discovers that Eddy is not so easily persuaded to help their struggling family. A Dove for Eddy follows Karen, Porter, and Eddy's healing journey.A Dove for Eddy has received honorable mentionin The Write Helper's 4th Annual Novel Beginnings 1st Chapter Contest 2011.The author has designated a portion of the proceeds from the sale of A Dove for Eddy to Samaritan's Purse; a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Twelve-year old Karen is battling Cancer. Her parents have divorced, and her father has been transferred back to Chicago leaving their small family all alone in downtown St. Louis. The mounting medical bills have forced her parents to work long hours leaving Karen’s younger brother, Porter, as Karen’s only care giver. Karen wishes that they had a normal, uncomplicated life, but since she cannot change the circumstances, she takes on the task of finding someone who will help her struggling family. She reaches out for assistance, but in her high crime neighborhood, this is not an easy task. After carefully observing her neighbors, Karen reaches out to Mrs. McGrath (Eddy) who she has deemed as their only trustworthy neighbor. However, Eddy is an elderly recluse, with her own unique set of problems including paranoia and a germ phobia. Karen soon discovers that Eddy is not so easily persuaded to venture from the safety of her home. A Dove for Eddy follows Karen, Porter, and Eddy's healing journey.
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