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Meredith Efken

Meredith has written three previous novels, SAHM I Am, Play it Again SAHM, and @Home for the Holidays. A stay-at-home mom with jobs including homeschooling her two daughters, writing, speaking, and freelance editing, Meredith has a background in adult education and has given workshops on writing, adoption, and church leadership topics. She is a member of several Chinese adoption communities, both online and in person, and speaks to women's groups like MOPS. She is a graduate of the Vineyard Leadership Institute. She is active at her church and enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, the oldest being adopted from China.
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Meg Lindsay has everything a woman could want except happiness. Can an adopted Chinese child bring her what she lacks?All her life, Meg Lindsay’s mother told her what a disappointment she was. Try as she might, Meg never measured up, and the emotional bruises still hurt as an adult. In Meg’s opinion, no one could be a worse mother than the woman who gave birth to her—that is, until Meg has a child of her own to care for.Two young girls lived in an orphanage in China. Unwanted...
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Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love."--Mother Teresa

Q. What is your favorite movie?

A. BBC version of Pride and Prejudice

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Just one? How about two: Giocomo Puccini and Corvus Corax (for a whip-lash-inducing contrast)

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 8/29

Q. Where did you go to high school and/or college?

A. Graduated from Omaha North High School and Wayne State College, in Nebraska



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