Fields Of Gold

Fields Of Gold

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by Marie Bostwick
     
 

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This would be easier if I were writing about someone else. Then I could change it, fatten up the thin parts and leave out the dull ones, turning them twice like frayed collars and cuffs, making them over into something more romantic than they really were, but then the remembering would be neither so painful, nor so sweet. I suppose you can't have one without the other… See more details below

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This would be easier if I were writing about someone else. Then I could change it, fatten up the thin parts and leave out the dull ones, turning them twice like frayed collars and cuffs, making them over into something more romantic than they really were, but then the remembering would be neither so painful, nor so sweet. I suppose you can't have one without the other. . .

Evangeline Glennon knows plenty about life's highs and lows. Still, she feels lucky, surrounded as she is by people who care deeply: Papa, who's never lost his Irish brogue or the twinkle in his eye; endlessly practical, generous Mama; and steadfast best friend Ruby. Romance would be too much for a girl like Eva to expect. Then again, love has a tendency to find those who aren't looking for it. . .

Out of a clear blue sky, a dashing young aviator makes an impossibly gentle landing in Papa's Oklahoma wheat field. After taking her up in his plane, "Slim" leaves Eva with an exhilarating new perspective--and an even more precious gift that changes her forever.

But that's only the beginning. The world is changing, too--and only the strongest in body and spirit will weather what is to come. Now, while tracing from afar the progress of the brave young barnstormer she knew so briefly, Eva stitches her heart and soul into intricate quilts whose images take extraordinary form from the heartbreak and joy of parallel lives. . .

"A lyrical, lush, and lovely novel from a clever and talented new writer." --Jane Green

"A gripping, heartwarming story. . .complete with fascinating characters and a page-turning plot." --Dorothy Garlock

Marie Bostwick Skinner was born and raised in the Northwest. Since marrying the love of her life twenty-three years ago, she has never known a moment's boredom. Marie and her family have moved a score of times, living in eight U.S. states and two Mexican cities, and collecting a vast and cherished array of friends and experiences. Marie now lives with her husband and three handsome sons in Connecticut where she writes, reads, quilts, and is privileged to serve the women of her local church.

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Editorial Reviews

RT Bookclub
"Captivating and hauntingly beautiful, this debut is a true gem. . . Bostwick entertains with her first novel . . .Thanks to her extensive historical knowledge of Lindbergh, Bostwick has successfully blended fact with the fiction of his love affair with Eva."
October 2005
Connecticut Muse Magazine
"paints a vivid picture of a bygone era as the backdrop for an elegant and engaging tale. We will definitely look forward to reading more from this talented author in the future."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780758265456
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
61,868
File size:
1 MB

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Patricia Gaffney
"A touching story . . ."
Jane Green
"A lyrical, lush, and lovely novel from a clever and talented new writer."
Dorothy Garlock
"A gripping, heartwarming story . . . complete with fascinating characters and a page-turning plot."

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