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by Jamie Langston Turner

eBook Some Wildflower in My Heart (The Derby Series #2) download ISBN: 1556614934
Author: Jamie Langston Turner
Publisher: Bethany House (August 1998)
Language: English
Pages: 368
ePub: 1442 kb
Fb2: 1258 kb
Rating: 4.2
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary

Some Wildflower in My Heart (The Derby Series Jamie Langston Turner makes it easy to forget that these characters aren't real.

Some Wildflower in My Heart (The Derby Series Jamie Langston Turner Jamie Langston Turner makes it easy to forget that these characters aren't real. However, there are so many nuggets of wisdom coming from the characters that after reading, real life makes a little more sense.

Jamie Langston Turner is an incredible author. I love all the literary references she used throughout the story. Her portrayal of real people loving others in a real way, as Christ does, is never religious but rather always God-honoring. I have found there are 3 different kinds of people, those whose hearts only care about themselves, self-absorbed, spoiled, et. those that their hearts have been rejected, hurt, and so they protect their hearts and have a wall around them, then their are those hearts that love and do not give up on others. This story is about two women (Margaret and Birdie) one heart is protected and one heart loves.

Jamie Langston Turner. One can see what I was up against. As the weeks wore on, she made herself indispensable at Emma Weldy by virtue of her tireless generosity. As the weeks wore on, she made herself indispensable at Emma Weldy by virtue of her tireless generosity hers, each interaction giving evidence of her fundamental and unceasing kindness. I realize as my chapters mount that I cannot tell it all, that by the end I must be prepared to admit, as the Queen of Sheba, that the half has not been told. I must therefore carefully choose the events to include, those that will best define the essence of Birdie Freeman.

Books by Jamie Langston Turner Some Wildflower in My Heart A Garden to Keep No Dark Valley Sometimes a Light Surprises Winter . Books by. Jamie Langston Turner. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

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carousel previous carousel next. Author Jamie Langston Turner. Yesterday, while I was in my office cubicle in the cafeteria at Emma Weldy Elementary School, clearing off the top of my desk for the much-anticipated summer hiatus, it came to me that the phrase was a fitting summary of the past nine months. Jamie is an active member of Heritage Bible Church. Her hobbies include reading, tennis, and needlework. But something dark lurks beneath the surface of her placid and uncluttered being, something dusty with neglect, yet painful to the touch. Birdie Freeman is everything Margaret is not: homely, humble, and generous. Библиографические данные.

Jamie Langston Turner (born 1949) is a Christian novelist. Jamie Turner was born in Mississippi and taught writing and poetry at Bob Jones University. She has written eight novels: Suncatchers (1995), Some Wildflower in My Heart (1998), By the Light.

Though much different to this book both have a depth to them 're "Christianity" that is often lacking, I find. That said it is in no way "twee" or "preachy" though this book is not one I would easily pass on to someone who didn't have a least some understanding of the gospel. I would (and have) recommended her to my friends.

Margaret Tuttle's story is one of love unsought, for she had been perfectly content with the well-ordered and conveniently predictable life she had arranged for herself.

But something dark lurks beneath the surface of her placid and uncluttered being, something dusty with neglect, yet painful to the touch.

Birdie Freeman is everything Margaret is not: homely, humble, and generous. It is Birdie who manages, through nothing but acts of love, to dredge up Margaret's memories of things better left buried. Then Margaret discovers that Birdie harbors secrets of her own.

"This book reminds me of why I love to read."

Michelle Collings, Editor, Doubleday/Crossings Book Club

Comments: (7)
I am hcv men
I loved every moment of reading this book. I got deeply involved with the characters' lives and found it sad to have the story end. We all have pain in our lives, but it can be a personal choice as to what we do about that pain. In this story, Margaret, the storyteller, shares her life with the readers and takes us on that journey of pain and how to deal with it. It actually reads a lot like a memoir, so much so that, initially, I though it might be nonfiction. I can understand how some readers might not identify with the characters. We all tend to identify with those who have some similarities to ourselves, and I found those similarities in every character in the book. I understood them and wanted them all to thrive and have success in their lives. This will remain in my memory for a long time, and I am highly recommending it to many of my friends. I am not a religious person, and there is an underlying Christian message in the book, but I found it was very broad and non-restrictive enough to appeal to readers of many faiths, or even no faith. It is about believing in life itself.
Sat
This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. It's very understated story with lots of space for the reader to travel down paths in their own imagination,which as the author himself writes in the epilogue chapter is a sign of a competent writer-quote_"a competent writer communicates through suggestion, his message rises unspoken from between the words of his narrative" . I loved that he didn't fill in all the graphic details of the characters stories, it suited who I am as a reader. If I have any quibble nd it's only small I did get tired of the main character constantly referring to books she had read which seemed to tie in with her thoughts. I found it hard to quite believe anyone could remember the detailed content of so many books. That said it didn't put me off the writer and indeed I look forward to reading more by Mr. Turner. Great job done, thanks and God bless you in your future writings.
Eigeni
I found this a difficult and somewhat dry book to get in to: however, I'm glad I persevered.

The author presents herself as a life-scarred and bitter woman, one who long ago wrapped her heart and emotions in a wall of bricks to avoid further pain. Since I feel that most all of us have been dealt those times of severe hurt and disappointment, it is interesting to see how different people let life's hurts change them. Some choose to take life's lemons and make lemonade, while others retreat and insulate themselves from all but the most basic of life.

The author slowly portrays bits and pieces of her life. After losing her mother at a young age, she is sent to live with grandparents she never knew. Life deals her a further set back in how her grandparents treated her. Life goes from bad to worse and I will not add more about that so as not to spoil the book.

As the author reaches her 50's she is forced to deal with a new member of her team at work. The layers of insulation she has wrapped around her heart began to be nibbled on, much like a small child gently tearing at a piece of stiff paper. As the new worker begins to pay small compliments and brighten the atmosphere of the job site, the author tries to harden her heart further. Alas, the hardened heart finally begins to succumb to the tender kindnesses, and the two eventually become friends.

As the author's eyes open to the hurts and emotional baggage that others around her have dealt with, she realizes she is not alone in the World of Hurts. She determines to be more positive in her outlook, and then is dealt yet another blow. This blow, fortunately, is the fire that lights the kindling in her heart.

The reader will enjoy the epilogue as the story is neatly wrapped up and a positive attitude replaces the broken spirit of the author. I gave it only 4 stars as I found the first portion of the book so tedious and dry. After completion I realize that the author is opening her heart, and for one who has kept it locked for so many years, this was a slow and painful process. Good book and well edited.
doesnt Do You
At first I thought since Ms Turner is a writing teacher that her almost pedantic use of the language was funny but as I got to know "Rosie" I came to really understand why she would speak in such a way. The characters in this book are very believable and real. The tragedies, pains, and sorrows are shown to us gently so as not to overwhelm but they are that much more powerful as the means to show us how we all suffer in life and can either turn against ourselves, others and God or use them to enhance our love for ourselves, others and God.--I am a fan of Dr. Dan Allender's books, esp. Wounded Hearts Help for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse. In that book he shows how our hearts, our souls, are wounded by abuse and how our own nature and response can serve to poisen us while letting the perpetrator get off scott free so to speak. Our own bitterness and self contempt can become hardness and contempt for others. Dr. Allender writes about this, Ms Turner shows it lived in full bloom. A very poignant story and a story so well crafted as to be a pleasure to read.