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The award-winning author of Fallen Angels, Nazareth's Song, and Whisper Town delivers the final novel in the acclaimed Millwood Hollow Series of role reversals, strange bedfellows, and ultimate redemption. Jeb Nubey and Fern Coulter are finally setting a wedding date, but their plans are derailed when a trip to Oklahoma to visit Fern's family catapults them into Fern's past--the past she would prefer remained buried. Additionally, the challenges and perks that come with the wealthy community church Jeb is called to lead give him food for growth; however, this new found enlightenment appears arrogant in light of Fern's insecurities. In the midst of their struggles, Jeb and Fern must also deal with the disappearance of Angel, Jeb's adopted daughter. He must retrieve her from the dangerous young man who has played on her vulnerabilities and lured her away promising to fill the emptiness she feels. EARTHLY VOWS takes a look at how easily those we think we know so well can fall into behaviors and make decisions we would never expect. Through this, Hickman shows how broken circles can be redeemed and how we can find beauty in life's flaws.
Set in the years of America's Great Depression, a man on the run and three unwanted children's luck unravels as starvation devours the rural south. In a case of mistaken identity in the town of Nazareth, Jeb Nubey and the Welby siblings are suddenly thrust into the limelight when the townspeople believe them to be long-awaited Reverend Gracie and his three children. While the citizens of Nazareth surround them with security and a quick meal ticket, Angel, the oldest Welby, must work fast to help shape Jeb into a Bible-spouting preacher - an impossible task, since Jeb is illiterate. What ensues is a delightful blend of mayhem and deceit as the fallen angels of Nazareth rise to the occasion with a twisted sense of justice and a fleeting measure of luck. Fallen Angels delivers an extraordinary tale of redemption, coupled with the rich audacity of life. It launches the tale of families who loved and struggled against all odds in one of America's darkest periods. Set in the fictional town of Nazareth, Jeb Nubey, Fern Coulter, Angel Welby, and the eclectic cast of Nazareth parade into readers' hearts with the first in this series.
A rich, reassuring, coming-of-age tale for the dreamer in us allFor every woman who has come into her own or is striving to find her way in the world, Katrina's Wings honors and explores the desire to break free from childhood constraints and soar into the future. A tale of redemption, love, and triumph set entirely in the Deep South, Patricia Hickman's novel offers an intimate, occasionally painful, and frequently humorous glimpse into the lives of two sisters who take different paths in life, yet wind up at the same discovery: Miracles show up in the most unexpected places. Praise for Patricia Hickman and Katrina's Wings from other best-selling authors:"I was captivated by Katrina's Wings, an irresistible novel with unique charm and depth. This is Ms. Hickman's absolute best!" --Robin Lee Hatcher"The pain of growing up is dramatized skillfully by Hickman, and by the time Katrina reaches her goal, the reader has identified with her. A fine treatment of the growth of an artist-and of a human being!" --Gilbert Morris"Katrina's Wings takes the reader on a journey through the introspective places of the soul to a place where love is launched and faith begins." --Karen Kingsbury"Keep some tissues handy, and be prepared to laugh as well. Beautiful language, fascinating characters moving about the pages, and a richly woven story make this a delightful read!" --Lawana BlackwellFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
The town of Nazareth is beginning to feel like home to young preacher Jeb Nubey and the three Welby kids in his charge. But just as he's about to take over the pulpit, a local war breaks out - and only Jeb can make peace between the town's prosperous banker and its hungry, desperate citizens. Meanwhile, there are mouths to feed, the increasingly rebellious Angel Welby to wrangle with, and Fern, the schoolteacher, to win over.
In this story of sisterhood and unexpected paths, Gaylen Syler-Boatwright flees her unraveling marriage to take refuge in a mountain cottage owned by her deceased aunt. Burdened with looking after her adult sister, Delia, she is shocked to find a trail of family secrets hidden within her aunt's odd collection of framed, painted dresses. With Delia, who attracts trouble as a daily occupation, Gaylen embarks on a road trip that throws the unlikely pair together on a journey to painful understanding and delightful revelations. Steeped in Hickman's trademark humor, her spare writing voice, and the bittersweet pathos of the South,Painted Dressespowerfully captures a woman's desperate longing to uncover a hidden, broken life and discover the liberty of living authentically, even when the things exposed are shrouded in shame.
Treasure is found in the most unlikely places.The envy of all her friends, wife and mother Saphora Warren is the model of southern gentility and accomplishment. She lives in a beautiful Lake Norman home, and has raised three capable adult children. Her husband is a successful plastic surgeon--and a philanderer. It is for that reason that, after hosting a garden party for Southern Living magazine, Saphora packs her bags to escape the trappings of the picturesque-but-vacant life. Saphora's departure is interrupted by her husband Bender's early arrival home, and his words that change her life forever: I'm dying. Against her desires, Saphora agrees to take care of Bender as he fights his illness. They relocate, at his insistance, to their coastal home in Oriental--the same house she had chosen for her private getaway. When her idyllic retreat is overrun by her grown children, grandchildren, townspeople, relatives, and a precocious neighbor child, Saphora's escape to paradise is anything but the life she had imagined. As she gropes for evidence of God's presence amid the turmoil, can she discover that the richest treasures come in surprising packages?From the Trade Paperback edition.
The tale of a broken heart's awakening to hope.A moving, richly told story set in a small fishing village in coastal North Carolina, Patricia Hickman's novel portrays a witty, recently widowed herione who must learn to let go of the past--and discover God's surprising, renewing provision for her future.
"The third novel in the Millwood Hollow Series about an unlikely hero and a ragtag trio of orphans in racially segregated 1930s Arkansas"--Provided by the publisher.
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