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A Thing of Beauty

Lisa Samson
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A Thing of Beauty
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A Thing of Beauty

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It's a wonder to behold what happens when love moves in ...

Former child star Fiona Hume deserted the movie biz a decade ago-right after she left rehab. She landed in Baltimore, bought a dilapidated old mansion downtown, and hatched dreams of restoring it into a masterpiece, complete with a studio for herself.

She would disappear from public view and live an artist's life.

That was the plan.

Ten years later, Fiona's huge house is filled with junk purchased at thrift stores, haggled over at yard sales, or picked up from the side of the road. Each piece was destined for an art project ... but all she's got so far is a piece of twine with some antique buttons threaded down its length.

She's thirty-two years old and still recognizable, but Fiona's money has finally run out. She's gotten pretty desperate, too, and in her desperation she's willing to do almost anything for money. Almost. So it is that she comes to rent out the maid's quarters to a local blacksmith named Josia Yeu.

Josia is everything Fiona isn't: gregarious, peaceful, in control without controlling ... in short, happy. As the light from the maid's quarters begins to permeate the dank rooms of Fiona's world, something else begins to transform as well-something inside Fiona. Something even she can see is beautiful.



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It's a wonder to behold what happens when love moves in ...

Former child star Fiona Hume deserted the movie biz a decade ago-right after she left rehab. She landed in Baltimore, bought a dilapidated old mansion downtown, and hatched dreams of restoring it into a masterpiece, complete with a studio for herself.

She would disappear from public view and live an artist's life.

That was the plan.

Ten years later, Fiona's huge house is filled with junk purchased at thrift stores, haggled over at yard sales, or picked up from the side of the road. Each piece was destined for an art project ... but all she's got so far is a piece of twine with some antique buttons threaded down its length.

She's thirty-two years old and still recognizable, but Fiona's money has finally run out. She's gotten pretty desperate, too, and in her desperation she's willing to do almost anything for money. Almost. So it is that she comes to rent out the maid's quarters to a local blacksmith named Josia Yeu.

Josia is everything Fiona isn't: gregarious, peaceful, in control without controlling ... in short, happy. As the light from the maid's quarters begins to permeate the dank rooms of Fiona's world, something else begins to transform as well-something inside Fiona. Something even she can see is beautiful.


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Meet the Author

Lisa Samson

Lisa Samson is the author of over twenty-five books, including the Christy award-winning novel Songbird. Her novel, Quaker Summer was Christianity Today's novel of 2008. She is coauthor with her husband, Will, of Justice in the Burbs.

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3 stars By Scarlette, Jun 25 2015
This book, once I got into the author's style which at times could be disjointed, was an easy read but I was left wanting the author to delve deeper. I did thoroughly enjoy Fiona's quirks. There was no reference to God or Christianity in the story however one could argue that Josia represents this, I personally don't feel the way Fiona ultimately dealt with certain people in the story is in line with Christian values. I would have liked the book to have a little more closure, having said that I would give this author another read as I did enjoy her characters.  
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  • Catalogue Code 421512
  • Product Code 9780529123787
  • ISBN 0529123789
  • EAN 9780529123787
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Publication Date Jan 2015
  • Sales Rank #47375
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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