The Emphasis is on the Power of Forgiveness in New Xulon Title

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Jakes weaves an intricate storyline that exhibits redemption, love, and mercy

The River's Edge

“Forgiveness should be a characteristic of the Christian life, which sets us apart from the rest of the world...”

J.G. Jakes’s The River’s Edge, ($16.49, paperback, 9781498410090; $8.99, e-book, 9781498410083) a historic fiction, will keep readers on the edge of their seats. In addition to unending action and suspense, the raw emotion and realness in these characters truly make the novel. No doubt, there is an underlying message that points to forgiveness and love—especially towards those who least deserve it. Protagonist, Katie McAllister, must search within the very depths of her soul to find the strength to let go of her vow for vengeance.

“Forgiveness should be a characteristic of the Christian life, which sets us apart from the rest of the world,” states the author. “And, yet, forgiveness can be one of the toughest things in life we have to do. Not only is it important that we forgive, but it is necessary. When we succumb to revenge and hatefulness as a way of dealing with those who have wronged us, we discover that it boomerangs. We are the ones who suffer the most.”

Author and speaker, J. G. Jakes, was born and raised in South Georgia. As a child, she followed on the heels of her father’s feet, loving and nurturing the land that he farmed. Bound by her family heritage, her formative years on the family’s farm fostered such an appreciation for the wholesome values taught by farm life that J.G. will forever consider herself as a true daughter of the soil. Now as a retired schoolteacher, she continues her love for writing, and introduces The River’s Edge, an inspirational, enthralling tale of a young farm girl whose life’s lessons are attuned to the heart.

Xulon Press, a part of Salem Communications Corporation, is the world's largest Christian publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Salem Communications is the country's leading Christian communications company with interests in radio, Internet and magazine publishing. Retailers may order The River’s Edge through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

Media Contact: J.G. Jakes, jgjakesbooks(at)gmail(dot)com
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