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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (244 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jamie Langston Turner Narrator: Cynthia Darlow Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN:
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A teacher for more than 25 years, Jamie Langston Turner has written stories, articles, plays, and poems for a variety of Christian periodicals. In Some Wildflower in My Heart, she crafts a stirring tale of faith taking root in rocky soil.

As manager of an elementary school cafeteria, middle-aged Margaret Tuttle is objective and self-contained. She has no interest in emotions or attachments to those around her. But when Birdie Freeman begins to work for Margaret, things begin to change. With her childlike, unselfish, Christian love, Birdie touches everyone she meets. Soon, Margaret's heart opens in spite of her resolve to remain aloof.

Honest and unsentimental, this novel is a dramatic portrayal of the power of love and charity. Birdie's glowing optimism shines like a beacon throughout each chapter, and her gentle personality is captured in Cynthia Darlow's assured narration.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilyn | 1/27/2014

    " This book was recommended to me by my oldest sister, because she said it had really impacted her life. This book changed my life - my perspective on others. Captivating story. Written from a third person perspective - different writing style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristi | 1/26/2014

    " I have read this too many times to pick a date read. This is by far my favorite book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janis | 1/21/2014

    " She is an amazing writer - a poet in prose. This is my favourite book that she's written, but I love them all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa Hooper | 1/2/2014

    " My personal all time favorite. I love the unique style of the author, and the characters. Great story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheryl | 1/2/2014

    " One of my favorite authors. Look forward to reading her books. They never disappoint. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy O'Donnell | 12/25/2013

    " A beautiful book about true friendship. Difficult content at times, but just lovely to read the way that Birdie loved Margaret to Christ. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela | 12/6/2013

    " Jamie Langston Turner is an awesome writer! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 11/21/2013

    " Beautiful, well-written novel. I loved it from beginning to end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 11/3/2013

    " The first of her books I read. I found the first-person narrator riveting, very real. A quiet story which builds in suspense almost imperceptibly as one is drawn in to her life. Beautiful writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 10/12/2013

    " FAVORITE BOOK of ALL time!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire | 6/23/2013

    " A Christian fiction favorite. Well worth the read. It includes lots of literary references. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 5/3/2013

    " I thought that this was an excellent book about choosing to be loving or choosing to be bitter. Our attitude about how we react to life really portrays how we live. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deemter5 | 5/2/2013

    " When I read this book, I was amazed at the different characters and how they all blended together. I would have liked to have met this Lunch Lady. It made me appreciate every one of my friends and their uniqueness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth Meyer | 1/3/2013

    " I love, love this book. Highly recommend it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/31/2012

    " I listened to this book so it may be different as a read but I really enjoyed it. Very entertaining and kept me wanting to listen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne Tietjen | 4/26/2012

    " Pulled up this screen to review this book and found myself at a loss for words... It took some effort to get into the book's world but it was worth it. This turned out to be my favorite book of all time. Up there with A Prayer for Owen Meany. Really, really good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 2/1/2012

    " I enjoyed the descriptive ability of Turner as she journals the lives of women. I find her stories real and hopeful, in spite of tragedies and challenges. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosie | 9/23/2011

    " My daughter-in-law gave me this book and it is one of my alltime favorites. It left you with such a good feeling for days. You could not get it out of your mind, and it made you want to be more like this person. I absolutely loved this book. Enjoy for it is an alltime favorite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 8/3/2011

    " Life-changing. A must-read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele | 5/3/2011

    " Wow~ I usually do NOT enjoy Christian fiction but this is SO well written! The characters are fleshed out SO thoroughly, the vocabulary is SO rich, and the storyline is SO interesting that I couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay | 4/13/2011

    " The love of a woman for her non-christian (hard-headed) friend. Beautiful! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 3/3/2011

    " The first of her books I read. I found the first-person narrator riveting, very real. A quiet story which builds in suspense almost imperceptibly as one is drawn in to her life. Beautiful writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 9/23/2010

    " Though i can't say that i could relate to the 50 and 60 year old women in this book very well being that i am only early 30s, i thought the book was VERY well written. Jamie's writing style is reminiscent of the style of Jane Austin in a sense. I really enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candy | 8/25/2010

    " People can change, and others can make a difference in their lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty | 4/19/2009

    " Wonderfully written. Great use of vocabulary and literary knowledge. I learned how a "plain" lady could make an amazing difference in another's damaged life just by loving the way Jesus taught us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 3/16/2009

    " I enjoyed the descriptive ability of Turner as she journals the lives of women. I find her stories real and hopeful, in spite of tragedies and challenges. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 3/5/2009

    " I love, love this book. Highly recommend it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/14/2009

    " I listened to this book so it may be different as a read but I really enjoyed it. Very entertaining and kept me wanting to listen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 9/13/2008

    " This was wonderful!! A great book on the power of simple goodness. What enormous changes we can make to those whom we count as our friends if we will just love unconditionally. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire | 8/7/2008

    " A Christian fiction favorite. Well worth the read. It includes lots of literary references. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janis | 8/3/2008

    " She is an amazing writer - a poet in prose. This is my favourite book that she's written, but I love them all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martha | 6/11/2008

    " I rarely, if ever, re-read books. This is my exception. I read it once a year. The story of unmerited grace is absolutely beautiful. "

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About the Author

Jamie Langston Turner, author of several novels and winner of a Christy Award, has been a teacher for thirty-five years. Currently a professor of creative writing and literature at Bob Jones University, she lives with her husband in Greenville, South Carolina.

About the Narrator

Cynthia Darlow’s unusual voice makes her devotion to the spoken arts a natural fit. As a narrator and veteran of Broadway, off-Broadway, regional theater, film, and television, her characterizations and facility with dialects are unforgettable. Her audiobook narrations have earned her seven AudioFile Earphones Awards. She is a member of The Actors Company Theatre (TACT), whose mission it is to present concert performances of long-neglected, language-driven plays.