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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,144 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jenny Wingfield Narrator: Catherine Taber Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2011 ISBN: 9780307737021
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Every first Sunday in June, members of the Moses clan gather for an annual reunion at a sprawling hundred-acre farm in Arkansas. And every year, Samuel Lake, a vibrant and committed young preacher, brings his beloved wife, Willadee Moses, and their three children back for the festivities. In the midst of it all, Samuel and Willadee’s outspoken eleven-year-old daughter, Swan, is a bright light. Her high spirits and fearlessness have alternately seduced and bedeviled three generations of the family. But just as the reunion is getting under way, tragedy strikes, jolting the family to their core and setting the stage for a summer of crisis and profound change. 
 
With the clear-eyed wisdom that illuminates the most tragic—and triumphant—aspects of human nature, Jenny Wingfield has created an enduring work of fiction. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[This novel] touches on many genres—family life, Christian fiction, coming-of-age, and suspense…Readers will love it.”

    Library Journal (starred)

  • “A lovely debut…A bittersweet, inspirational tale.”

    Dallas Morning News

  • “Wingfield writes complex, believable heroes…The writing is good and the story well done, with redemption trumping tragedy in scenes ripe with tension and dread.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Selected for the July 2011 Indie Next List
  • Nominated for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Sahely | 2/4/2014

    " So well written. Unbelievable characterization. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karin | 1/29/2014

    " May 21 bookclub. Very good book so far. Hard to stop reading, it's keeping me up too late because I just have to know what happens next. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/20/2014

    " good read but i found the shocking ending too dark and tragic "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynne | 1/17/2014

    " Brilliant. I love a Southern story, and this is one of the best I have read. Well written with such a journey of emotions. I'm missing the Moses/Lake family already! Looking forward to more of Ms Wingfield's work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie Mayo | 12/24/2013

    " Loved it. I'm a sucker for a feel good family book. This story had such good ambiance. Did I believe the ultimate miracle-based climax? No, but who cares? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marge S | 12/6/2013

    " Wow, a debut novel - what a storyteller! I was immediately pulled into the story, fell head over heals with Swan Lake and her brothers. When I finish a book and find myself missing the characters in my day it rates as a favorite for me. I look forward to future books from Jenny Wingfield. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gini | 11/19/2013

    " A beautiful tale of faith, soul-deep love, and redemption. Jenny Wingfield is able to transport her readers to a different time and place, where the air has the fragrance of days gone by and the sky looks as though it can't decide whether to laugh or cry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhonda Bonifay | 11/9/2013

    " This was such a joy to read -- I loved the characters and the author's sense of humor. It's funny, heartbreaking and uplifting. Definitely my favorite book I have read this year. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy Young | 11/2/2013

    " I couldn't put this book down. It is beautifully written, and had me laughing and crying in turns. Jenny Wingfield makes the reader believe in miracles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dyan | 9/7/2013

    " Wonderful story and characters. There was some upsetting content about hurting animals and children that I skipped/skimmed over and still thoroughly enjoyed this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rosebud | 8/16/2013

    " Read this for one of my book clubs. Really liked Swan, Toy, and Blade characters and felt for them through their trials and difficulties. However, I didn't feel this book was very well written and was just another ho-hum novel that was nothing special. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hilary | 8/12/2013

    " Little slow at beginning but then I couldn't put it down. Made me cry. Sweet. Awful. Keep thinking about the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 10/17/2012

    " Good book...easy to read with heartwarming characters. Did not see the obvious end coming:( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steph | 10/1/2012

    " I couldn't put this down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara Shute | 6/8/2012

    " This was a great story. Full of twists, with some miracles and a truly evil character (or two). It's told with a straightforward point of view. I laughed,cried and worried. This is too good--I want to talk about it with my book club sisters! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 3/21/2012

    " I stayed up late to finish this book, I could not put it down. It reminded me of real storytellers like Anne Tyler and Anita Shreve but laced with a real hint of menace. I did not want it to end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia Carlsen | 2/12/2012

    " A good old southern town feel with the family dynamics to make an enjoyable read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennifer Nelson | 11/23/2011

    " Stopped reading pretty quickly in because of language and other inappropriate content. It was hard to put down, though, because the writing was fantastic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen Mullinax | 10/3/2011

    " Great book!! I didn't want it to end I was truly in love with the characters and wanted to know what happened next!! "

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