Laugh-out-loud funny and unabashedly uplifting, with just the right amount of Southern sass, Sally Kilpatrick´s wonderful novel centers on one woman´s journey from an unhappy marriage to a surprising second chance . . . On the day Posey Love discovers that her born-again husband has been ministering to some of his flock a little too eagerly, she also learns that he´s left her broke and homeless. Posey married Chad ten years ago in hopes of finding the stability her hippie mother couldn´t provide. Instead she got all the trappings of security-house, car, seemingly respectable husband-at the price of her freedom. Posey´s mother, Lark, accepts her daughter´s return home with grace, though her sister can´t resist pointing out that being a sweet Southern wife hasn´t worked out as planned. And so, with the Seven Deadly Sins as a guide, Posey decides to let loose for once. Envy is easy to check off the list-Posey only has to look at her best friend´s adorable baby for that. One very drunken night out takes care of gluttony. As for lust-her long-time friend, John, is suddenly becoming much more than a pal. One by one, Posey is bulldozing through her old beliefs about love, family-and what it really means to be good. And she´s finding that breaking a few rules might be the perfect way to heal a heart . . . Praise for Sally Kilpatrick´s Novels ´´Don´t miss this quirky, fun love story. I couldn´t put it down.´´ --Haywood Smith, New York Times bestselling author on Better Get to Livin´ ´´Kilpatrick mixes loss and devastation with hope and a little bit of Southern charm. She will leave the reader laughing through tears.´´ -RT Book Reviews on The Happy Hour Choir ´´A pleasantly engaging take on Romeo and Juliet.´´ -Library Journal on Bittersweet Creek
It all begins in Bacon´s Corner, a tiny farming community far from the interstate.... An attempted murder, a case of mistaken - or is it covered up? - identity, and a ruthless lawsuit against a struggling Christian school. Sally Beth Roe, a young loner, a burnout, a kind of ´´leftover hippie´´, finds herself caught in the middle of these bizarre events, fleeing for her life while trying to recall her dark past. Across a vast panorama of heart-stopping action, Sally Roe´s journey is a penetrating portrayal of our times, a reflection of our wanderings, and a vivid reminder of the redemptive power of the Cross. The intensity of this best-selling novel comes alive when read by author Frank Peretti. The abridged audio recording includes sound effects and music that brings to life all the excitement and intrigue of Frank Peretti´s beloved novel Piercing the Darkness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frank E. Peretti. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/000310/bk_hove_000310_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook includes an exclusive interview between the author, Sally Bayley, and a mentee of Sally’s, Georgie Newson, who first met when they read Jane Eyre together. They talk about the stories that have been woven into the book, the reflective nature of literature, the influence of Jane Eyre on their lives and much more. Sally grew up in a dilapidated house by the sea where men were forbidden, her childhood world filled with mystery and intrigue. Hippies trailed through the kitchen looking for God - their leader was Aunt Di, who ruled the house with charismatic force. When Sally’s baby brother vanished from his pram, she became suspicious of the activities going on around her. What happened to Baby David and the woman called Poor Sue? And where did all the people singing and wailing prayers in the front room suddenly go? Disappearing into a world of books and reading, Sally adopts the tried and tested methods of Miss Marple. Taking books for hints and clues, she turns herself into a reading detective. Her discovery of Jane Eyre marks the beginning of a vivid journey through Victorian literature, where she also finds the kind, eccentric figure of Charles Dickens’ Betsey Trotwood. These characters soon become her heroines, acting as a part of an alternative family, offering humour and guidance during many difficult moments in Sally’s life. Combining the voices of literary characters with those of her real-life counterparts, Girl with Dove reads as a magical series of strange encounters, climaxing with a comic performance of Shakespeare in the children’s home where Sally is eventually sent. Weaving literary classics with a young girl’s coming of age story, this is a book that testifies to the transformative power of reading and the literary imagination. Mixing fairy tale, literary classics, nursery rhymes and folklore, it is the story of a child’s adventure in wonderland and search fo... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sally Bayley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003891/bk_hcuk_003891_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.