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No Dark Valley by Jamie Langston Turner
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This was my least favorite in the series. ( )
  SaraMSLIS | Jan 26, 2016 |
takes me places I have not been begore ( )
  KatherineDuke | Mar 16, 2010 |
This book was good, but long. Both of the main characters would tell their story in a stream of consciousness type of way--so that it could take half an hour of listening to get through a simple dinner scene because they would stop to comment on the family eating at the next table and make up a story about them. For the patient listener the story is wonderful though, about a girl named Cecilia who after her grandmother's death fulfills her promise to go back home for her funeral. In the process she rehashes her childhood and painful memories of the past, eventually finding redemption through a litany of old hymns, an artist, a tennis club, and an annoying next door neighbor. The narrator was perfect for the story as well. ( )
  debs4jc | Nov 17, 2006 |
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"Award-winning author Jamie Langston Turner has developed a loyal following of readers with her well-developed characters who realistically struggle with matters of life and faith. When Celia Coleman's grandmother dies, she must return to the small town she hoped never to see again. Her memories of her grandmother's home and church--and of her own behavior there--are not happy ones. The man next door is struggling with guilt over his own past, and Celia wants nothing to do with him. In this masterfully written, inspiring story of reconciliation, both will come to recognize the vastness of God's grace.

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Her grandmother's funeral meant Celia Coleman must return to the small town she had hoped never to see again. The memories of that long-ago home and church -- and of her own behavior there -- are not happy ones. But now the floodgates are about to open. Bruce Healey is struggling with guilt over his own past, and Celia wants nothing to do with this neighbor of hers. But when God lifts them each from their dark valleys of shame, their hearts could indeed be ready to give and receive love.… (more)

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