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Abby Quinn McDougall is a Southern lady whose once picturesque small-town life seems to be shrinking. Widowed at fifty and burdened by the care of an ailing mother and a cantankerous teenaged daughter, Abby wishes her life were simpler and her responsibilities fewer. Abby's daughter, Neal Grace, devastated by the loss of her doting father and the illness of her beloved grandmother, wishes for change, for the chance to break free from other people's expectations. And Abby's ...
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Overview

Abby Quinn McDougall is a Southern lady whose once picturesque small-town life seems to be shrinking. Widowed at fifty and burdened by the care of an ailing mother and a cantankerous teenaged daughter, Abby wishes her life were simpler and her responsibilities fewer. Abby's daughter, Neal Grace, devastated by the loss of her doting father and the illness of her beloved grandmother, wishes for change, for the chance to break free from other people's expectations. And Abby's mother Edith wishes only to be liberated from life itself.

But wishes often backfire. As their wishes begin to come true, the Quinn women start to wonder: Could it be that their old life wasn't so bad after all? Is it possible that the answer to their deepest longings has been right in front of them, all along?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849944666
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/7/2004
  • Edition description: A Novel
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Penelope J. Stokes is the critically acclaimed author of The Blue Bottle Club, The Amethyst Heart, The Amber Photograph, The Treasure Box, The Wishing Jar and The Memory Book. She holds a Ph.D. in Renaissance Literature and was a college professor for 12 years before leaving the classroom to write full-time. Stokes resides in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina. Visit her website at www.penelopejstokes.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2014

    Touching ;& magical

    Three generations of women in one place with one jar that they all hold dear. Touching and magical. This book prompted me to but more books by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2014

    Not for me

    This author needs to decide whether she writes books or sermons. I don't read to have someone preach to me. This author is no longer on my reading list.

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