Some Wildflower In My Heart

Some Wildflower In My Heart

by Jamie Langston Turner
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Some Wildflower In My Heart by Jamie Langston Turner

Margaret Tuttle's story is one of love unsought, for she had been perfectly content with the well-ordered and conveniently predictable life she had arranged for herself.But something dark lurks beneath the surface of her placid and uncluttered being, something dusty with neglect, yet painful to the touch. Birdie Freeman is everything Margaret is not: homely, humble, and generous. It is Birdie who manages, through nothing but acts of love, to dredge up Margaret's memories of things better left buried. Then Margaret discovers that Birdie harbors secrets of her own.

"This book reminds me of why I love to read."--Michelle Collings, Editor, Doubleday/Crossings Book Club

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441204424
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 285,325
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Jamie Langston Turner, author of the acclaimed novels Some Wildflower in My Heart and A Garden to Keep(a Christy Award winner), has been a teacher for more than twenty-five years at both the elementary and college level. She has written textbook materials as well as stories, articles, plays, and poems for a variety of periodicals including Faith for the Family, Kids, Moody, Plays, The Christian Reader, and Living With Children.

Born in Mississippi, Jamie has lived in the South all her life, currently residing with her husband and son in South Carolina, where she teaches Creative Writing and Poetry Writing at Bob Jones University. Jamie is an active member of Heritage Bible Church. Her hobbies include reading, tennis, and needlework.
Jamie Langston Turner, author of seven novels and winner of two Christy Awards, has been a teacher for more than forty years. Currently a professor of creative writing and poetry at Bob Jones University, she lives with her husband in Greenville, South Carolina. Visit

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Some Wildflower in My Heart 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are only a few books that fit into the Christian Fiction genre that in the future will be called a 'classic.' But Jamie Turner's books will be honored with that title. Rich with realsim, Turner writes what she knows best, southern contemporary life. What continually amazes me about her books is the absence of action while at the same time, with character-motivated plots, drives you to turn the page. She weaves past and present in a flawless drama, her hallmark being that she likes to drop small hints and mysteries into her writing that beguiles the reader into reading on to find to find out just what she is talking about and what is so significant behind a memory.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is excellent! The author's writing style is enchanting, from the first few pages the reader feels as if the characters are real and finds it difficult to put the book down. All of Turner's novels are magnificent but this one is my personal favorite because the characters are easy to relate to and the lesson one can learn from this novel is timeless.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While the writing technique was difficult to read at first, I really came to appreciate the writer. The two characters in the story faced similar hardships but the difference in how they let them effect their lives is a story of God's grace. It took me a long time to read this book because I didn't want to get to the end of it. I savored every bit and then bought several copies as gifts to my friends and family. You NEED to read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read all 4 of Jamie Turner's novels and all 4 are stunning, but this one, to me, is the best. She has an incredible knowledge of her characters and brings a literary depth unusual in Christian fiction. It becomes hard to believe the characters aren't real. Very few books change and inspire one's life perspective, but this one does that and more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy reading any of the books in the Mitford series, you will love this book. I enjoy good Christian reads, and this was one of the best. Both heartbreaking and heartwarming, this book often made me stop and ponder the author's words like poetry, with her gifted insight into human nature as the main character's heart starts to thaw with the simple love of a friend. Excellent book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh, to have a friend like Birdie would be such a blessing. This is one of my favorite books. I truly hated for it to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hope and faith building story. I recommend.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful story of life and how the way we react to life affects us. Great read, didn't want it to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book touched me at the depths of my soul --- it's beautiful and precious.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book!
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Kay-Z More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. No need to write a synopsis...just know it's very well written, the protagonist is an unusual woman, and the ending is satisfying and touching.
Yincin More than 1 year ago
I loved this story! It was really tedious at first and hard to get into but it evolved into a wonderful story.
DOODLEAB More than 1 year ago
Long but good book. Several times I almost stopped reading this book. There were so many discriptions of books and other boring things, but then I would come onto a really interest ing part. Loved the character of Birdie. She had a wonderful sweet spirit. The scripture references were important to me. To make a long story short short I cried through the last chapter  and epilogue. That it worth reading.  
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Margaret and Birdie's story touches my heart as no other story ever has. Real life, real troubles, real solutions through love and the Lord.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just couldn't get into this seems it went to long on articles that just wasn't with the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful read!  Very well written.  Truly enjoyed this book.