Suncatchers (#01 in Derby Series)
This touching novel features the colourful and unforgettable characters from Jamie Langston Turner's best selling book, SOME WILDFLOWER IN MY HEART. On assignment in a conservative fundamentalist community, sociologist Perry Warren is in for a life changing encounter. 400 pages,...
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This touching novel features the colourful and unforgettable characters from Jamie Langston Turner's best selling book, SOME WILDFLOWER IN MY HEART. On assignment in a conservative fundamentalist community, sociologist Perry Warren is in for a life changing encounter. 400 pages, from Bethany
Revised and newly packaged edition of the author's first novel. Follows a cynical sociologist whose assignment is to research the inner workings of a southern church, and the extraordinary woman who changed his life and led him from despair to redemption.
People have always fascinated sociologist Perry Warren, yet his most personal interaction - that with his wife and young son - is in shambles. Will his son be raised fatherless, just as he was? Hoping distance will offer answers, Perry embraces a writing project in the town of Derby, where the act of living slows down to a barely perceptible pace. There he discovers a wealth of research - and a reason to hope - in the strangers next door.His neighbor, Eldeen Rafferty, seems completely unfettered by the sorrows she has know. Instead, Eldeen embraces life in all its gritty,. Glorious detail, determined to leave cheer in her wake. Perry is baffled by the unending joy, the boundless gratitude, leaving him to wonder what it is she might offer a life haunted by troubles a life he is at a loss to repair.
Jamie Langston Turner is currently a professor of creative writing and literature at Bob Jones University in South Carolina. She describes her writing as, "a journey into God's truth using the wonderful vehicle of fiction." She has had a lifelong interest in promoting God's kingdom through the written word and works from credo that, "A story can get its toe in the door where a sermon often can't." A college professor for thirty-four years, she has written extensively for a variety of periodicals. Her novels have earned both the Angel and Christy Awards. Jamie's first novel, Suncatchers, launched her journey toward recognition of her latest novel, Winter Birds, in Publisher's Weekly's Best Books of 2006: "Genuine humour and well-crafted characters make this a memorable and inspiring novel." - Publisher's Weekly. Jamie's other titles include Some Wildflower in my Heart, No Dark Valley, and By the Light of a Thousand Stars.