Luke Tanner had grown up with life stacked against him. Raised by a drug-addicted single mom who didn’t know who his father was, Luke passed through a succession of temporary foster homes and managed to stay more in trouble than out of it. Anna Harrison was the daughter of a strict, no-nonsense small-town police chief; when she went to college to study art, she met Luke, fell in love, and became pregnant. Back home in Sweetapple Falls, Oregon, she faced the ire of her father.
When the baby, a boy Anna names Joshua, was born, her father told Anna that she had to do two things: put the child up for adoption and get rid of the no-good Luke. She sent Luke away, but the baby turned out to have serious medical problems and her father grudgingly allowed her to keep him. Now he’s 12, functioning in a motorized wheelchair, hoping that one day he’ll have a father like his friends do.
Luke has found faith in Christianity and turned his life around. He’s the project manager for a construction ministry in Mexico when he sees a television talent program. And one of the contestants is Joshua, who’s shown with his mother Anna. Three days later, Luke is in Oregon, ringing Anna’s doorbell, desperate to be part of his son’s life and equally desperate to learn if Anna still loves him.
His Father’s Son by Autumn Macarthur tells the heartwarming and often heart-wrenching story of Luke, Anna, and Joshua. The story turns on the themes of love, forgiveness, and trust. It’s about owning up to past mistakes and past sins, and what happens when a practical, living faith collides head-on with a more legalistic faith.
Macarthur has written numerous books in the Christian inspirational romance genre and inspirational non-fiction. Her novels include The Macleans series, the Together for Christmas, series, the Billionaire Protectors series, the Sweetapple Falls series, the London Loves series, the Come to the Lake series, and the Huckleberry Lake series. She lives in London.
His Father’s Son is a moving novel that probes what faith and love look like and actually mean in the hard realities of day-to-day life.