Watercolor Summer [NOOK Book]


If Kathleen could relive any moment, it would be the one in 1969. Not because of its sweet memories, but because it changed her life forever.

Just thirteen, Kathleen felt isolated and alienated by her family. A victim of her parents' lack of connection to each other and to her, she was dragged by her mother to another artist colony for the summer. There she met the annoying ...
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If Kathleen could relive any moment, it would be the one in 1969. Not because of its sweet memories, but because it changed her life forever.

Just thirteen, Kathleen felt isolated and alienated by her family. A victim of her parents' lack of connection to each other and to her, she was dragged by her mother to another artist colony for the summer. There she met the annoying Malcolm, a sixteen-year-old, mentally-challenged boy living with his caregiver.

In Watercolor Summer, Nan Allen tells the story of the difficult summer when Kathleen learned how Malcolm and his colorful guardian were the examples of true and selfless love. She paints a story on the canvas of Kathleen's life which was transformed by the Master Artist--a life once stained by pain and trial, that became a thing of beauty.
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Editorial Reviews

Martha Bolton
Nan Allen is well known in Christian music circles (having garnered multiple Dove Award nominations and awards). Now, she is quickly making a name for herself in the fiction market. It's easy to see why. Her books are beautifully written with a creative rhythm that can only come from Nan.

Emmy-and Dove-nominated writer, Author of 84 books of humor and inspiration, including The Whole World's Changing and I'm Too Hot To Care
Claire Cloninger
Nan Allen's new novel/Watercolor Summer paints with words the powerful story of young Kathleen's life-changing summer at the beach. The winds of Hurricane Camille create an appropriate backdrop for this emotionally charged adventure. A good read!

Multiple Dove Award winning lyricist and author of 14 books including E-mail from God.
Robyn Lucas
I am an avid reader of most genres of literature. There is something about this book that drew me in immediately and captivated me until the final page. The characters in Watercolor Summer were deeply portrayed and I identified a part of myself in each one. It was a wonderful read, and I hated to put it down each time my children called to me for attention. I was sad to see it end, even though the end was remarkably satisfying! I highly recommend you taking a peek at it, it is an enjoyable read
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013110595
  • Publisher: Deep River Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 198
  • File size: 259 KB

Meet the Author

Over the past 25 years, Nan Corbitt Allen has written over 100 published dramatic musicals, sketchbooks, and collections for mainline Christian music publishers. Most of these works were in collaboration with Dennis Allen, her husband of over 35 years. The two started a Christian music and drama self-publishing company called Allenhouse Productions. The web-based company allows for the creation and publication of specialty products for the church and school.

A multiple Dove Award winner, Nan’s lyrics and dramas have been performed across the U.S. and around the world. Her first novel Asylum (2004, Moody Press) was the feature fiction selection for Crossings Book Club. Her first non-fiction book The Words We Sing (2010, Beacon Hill Press) is a refreshing look at words and phrases worshippers sing on Sundays but hardly use otherwise.

Nan is a native of Geneva, Alabama, and a graduate of The University of Alabama in Communication. She lives with her husband, Dennis, in the boondocks outside of Nashville, TN. They have two grown sons and perfect grandchildren.

Professional and Educational History:

University of Alabama, B.A. Communication, 1977

Other Books Published:
Asylum, Moody Press, 2004 (a featured fiction selection for Crossing Book Club in February 2004).
The Words We Sing, Beacon Hill Press, 2010

Awards or Recognitions Achieved:
3-time Gospel Music Association Dove Award winner as co-writer of…
Fear Not Factor, Youth/ Children’s Musical of the Year, 2005
Amazing Grace – My Chains Are Gone, Musical of the Year, 2008
Christmas Hang-Ups, Youth/Children’s Musical of the Year, 2010

To learn more visit www.allenhouseproductions.com

Nan has been featured on Faith Radio with Bob Crittenden, Teen Talk Radio, WATC-TV Atlanta, WKRA, Beckie Burnham's By the Book, Alabama Live, and more.
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    Posted April 7, 2012

    Great read



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