Gabe Talmadge languished in prison for ten years, convicted of a horrible crime. Now free, he's unable to find work in the midst of the Great Depression. In desperation, he returns home to Ransom, Idaho, hoping his uncaring father will give him food and shelter, if not love. But the prodigal isn't welcomed home. Hudson Talmadge, who virtually owns the town, despises his son as much as ever, and Gabe is as powerless as an adult as he was as a child to win his father's approval.
Hungry and hopeless, Gabe is rescued by the owner of a sheep ranch south of Ransom. Incredibly, Akira Macauley gives him a place to live and work to do. More than that, she gives him hope that he can receive forgiveness of his past - and perhaps even love. But when tragedy strikes Ransom once again and Gabe's life begins to unravel, he must either sink into an abyss of hopelessness or cling to a faith, hope, and love stronger than any he has ever known.
First published in 2000 by WaterBrook Press, THE SHEPHERD'S VOICE won the 2001 RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance, the 2001 Excellence in Media Silver Angel Award, and the 2001 Booksellers' Best Award for Inspirational Romance.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Best-selling novelist Robin Lee Hatcher, author of over 80 books, is known for heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. Robin is an 11-time finalist and 2-time winner of the prestigious RITA® Award. She has received Lifetime Achievement Awards from both Romance Writers of America® and American Christian Fiction Writers. Robin enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, Bible art journaling, and reading books that make her cry.
ABOUT THE NARRATOR
Eve Passeltiner has been acting all her life. She grew up on the west side of Manhattan, performing on stage in New York, New England and out west. Now she calls Montana home. You could say the West, in any form, is in her blood. As a narrator, Eve has been part of an Earphone Award-winning production, and Audie- and Independent Audiobook Award-nominated productions. Eve gravitates toward telling stories of strong women with hearts and smarts, whether a scientist, pioneer, artist or chef.