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Crossroads in Life

This novel's title was not selected haphazardly. The main character, Evie, makes a decision that sets her on a precarious course, and the book's title suggests that her choice places her on a slippery slope. Behind this plot development is the author's awareness that life presents all of us with key situations, in which we must make decisions that can profoundly affect our lives. Often, one or more of such crossroads appear in a person's youth. If bad judgment is exercised, the effects can be disastrous. Evie allows her infatuation with Drum to overwhelm the more sensible side of her nature, which tells her that she would be better off without him. Instead, she agrees to marry him, becomes pregnant, and then they separate, leaving her at age seventeen without other family, little means of support, and a baby on the way. Even if Drum were...

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