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From a veteran writer new to the Accent list, a novel about four women who find strength and insight in each other.

Mamie is facing an overwhelming secret. Margaret has lost her home. Billie can no longer care alone for her disabled daughter. And Maria is living with an untenable choice. When these four women come together to live on a drought-stricken Georgia farm, they must open their hearts, and share their burdens, before they can find the bounty that lies hidden in tough ...

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Overview

From a veteran writer new to the Accent list, a novel about four women who find strength and insight in each other.

Mamie is facing an overwhelming secret. Margaret has lost her home. Billie can no longer care alone for her disabled daughter. And Maria is living with an untenable choice. When these four women come together to live on a drought-stricken Georgia farm, they must open their hearts, and share their burdens, before they can find the bounty that lies hidden in tough times, and once again see the glorious pattern of meaning in their lives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451229144
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/2/2010
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 447,569
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Patricia Sprinkle grew up in North Carolina and northern Florida, graduated from Vassar College, and spent a winter writing in the Scottish Highlands before settling in Atlanta. Although as an adult she has also lived in Chicago and Miami, her mysteries and novels reflect her love for and the strength of her Southern roots. Sprinkle is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America. Contact her at patriciasprinkle@hotmail.com.

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  • Posted October 20, 2010

    A Guaranteed Favorite

    Everyone keeps secrets. Patricia Sprinkle, a master story teller, shares the downfalls of keeping those secrets in an authentic and masterful way. In her down-to-earth novel, the author creates a great mix of characters, who just like in real life, some would be a blast to hang out with, while others may annoy you. A wonderful southern tale that weaves life lessons throughout, the author shows us to how to make it through tough times and come out better on the other side. To do so, we must move from independence to interdependence. Hold up the sky is one those books that never touched one of my bookmarks and made it to my list of favorites. You are guaranteed to enjoy this read.

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  • Posted April 21, 2010

    Any Patricia Sprinkle fan will enjoy this

    I've read just about everything she has written and this one takes on a whole new direction in writing for her. This is a comfortable, enthralling story - the kind you cannot put down because you truly care what is going to happen next. She creates believable people in her characters and you become emotionally invested in their lives. My only problem is that I can read the book faster than she can write the next one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2010

    Great Girlfriend Read

    In this very southern story four women's lives become intertwined as they face struggles that they are trying very hard to keep secret. We are first introduced to Bille and her issues with a handicapped daughter and meet other women that touch her life. Each of these women also have a secret that they are keeping. They come to discover by working together they have help to face what life throws at them. This book is tiny bit romance, tiny bit mystery and a real good look at some issues facing single women today. I think many women will feel the stong connection that the characters have and want to share the story with a friend.

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  • Posted April 12, 2012

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    If you like tear jerkers, get this book.

    From the first page to the last this story is moving and reads so true.

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