Book: What Child Is This? by Cynthia MacGregor
categories: Book, Miracle, Virgin Mary, Pregnancy, Novel, Fiction, Second Coming
Cynthia MacGregor about this book: Marie wants nothing more than to have a child, but when she finally gets pregnant, her troubles start. Various occurrences such as an eggplant from her garden that seems to bear the likeness of the Virgin Mary in scarring on its surface persuade her neighbors that the child she is carrying is no mere mortal but instead the Second Coming. Local clergy and newspeople both local and national jump on the story and make Marie's life a living nightmare. Her husband, with whom she already had issues, becomes even more of a problem for her. Everyone has his or her own agenda and wants to use Marie's pregnancy to their own advantage. Only Pastor Hemmings truly wants to help Marie. He comes up with a plan to help her get away from all the furor after the baby is born--one religious zealot believes the baby is not the Second Coming but rather the Antichrist, and tries to murder the child. But can Pastor Hemmings' plan work? Can Marie really escape the public eye and live a quiet, normal life with her child?
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