Apples of Gold: A Parable of Purity

Apples of Gold: A Parable of Purity

by Lisa Samson


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“Once upon a time, many years ago, when true love walked hand in hand with kisses and promises, and decisions were made to last forever, two girls received a summons to appear before the governor.…”

So begins the story of two sisters in a long-ago land who are presented with a precious gift. The governor wants the young women to protect and care for this gift until the return of his son, the prince of the land. Upon the prince’s return, one sister will be chosen to serve the prince according to how the gift was cared for–and both sisters will be surprised by what the prince wants to offer the one who best cherishes the gift.

The young women have dreams of being happy and loved. But how they see the gift–and themselves–will determine how that gift is treasured and what will remain of their dreams.

Apples of Gold
is a powerful parable about the beauty of sexual purity and the prize that awaits those who are committed to the keeping of such a gift.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400070930
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/15/2006
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.28(w) x 7.56(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Lisa Samson is the Christy award—winning author of sixteen novels, including the critically acclaimed Women’s Intuition and Tiger Lillie. Lisa, her husband, and their three children recently moved from suburban Baltimore to urban Lexington, Kentucky where they enjoy walking to the coffee shop, the library, and the park. Lisa speaks at writers’ conferences and has recently started a critique service to help other writers who wish to grow.

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Apples of Gold: A Parable of Purity 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent parable about purity!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Kind hearted island Governor St. Juste summons the two Carpenter sisters, just turned seventeen Kate and almost eighteen Liza. Just his calling for them terrorize the siblings who cannot understand what they did wrong even as they rationalize that the governor owes his life to their father. Still he is their benevolent ruler so they heed his beckoning.---------------- He explains that his eldest son Claude is coming home after a tour with the Royal Navy. He gives each girl a red apple that they are to protect before giving it to Claude. The one who keeps the apple properly will stay in Claude¿s home. Who will pass the test depends on how each sees the importance of cherishing and nurturing the apple but neither understands the hidden agenda well beyond keeping house for an aristocrat.----------------- Those who push abstinence down teen throats expecting sheepish obedience need to take a close look at the low keyed parable APPLES OF GOLD a fantastic fairy tale that emphasizes sexual wholesomeness is a reasonable choice. Liza is a terrific character struggling with the possibilities of intimacy that her sister seems to enjoy, but believing as difficult as it seems she feels not ready and sticks to her convictions. Though simplistic, this ¿parable of purity¿ is a well written message targeting young teens as sexual pressures to do it bombard her from every angle as NPR recently reported with even young children¿s TV shows.----------------- Harriet Klausner