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Lisa Samson Answers The Faithful Fifteen -- November 2003

Books by
Lisa Samson


THE PASSION OF MARY-MARGARET

EMBRACE ME

JUSTICE IN THE BURBS:
Being the Hands of Jesus Wherever You Live


QUAKER SUMMER

STRAIGHT UP

CLUB SANDWICH

SONGBIRD


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SONGBIRD
Lisa Samson
Warner Faith
Contemporary Fiction
ISBN: 0446679313

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SONGBIRD winner of the Christy Awards for Best Contemporary novel.

In a novel rich with heartache, deeply felt spirituality, and down-to-earth humor, a talented woman dares to face her demons-as a secret from the past threatens the love she's fought so hard to keep.

After her mama dropped out of her life, Myrtle Charmaine dropped her first name forever. But eleven-year-old Charmaine has her singing and her beloved Sunday school teacher, who takes her into her own God-fearing family. Yet Charmaine's out-of-the-ordinary odyssey has only just begun...

There are foster homes…a fateful encounter with a college man when she is barely fourteen…and gigs that range from the down-home sweetness of the Suds 'n' Strikes Forever bowling alley to the rhinestone dazzle of Atlantic City to the pure joy of singing gospel in church. And when a traveling preacher named Harlan who loves the Word and her arrives, Charmaine knows for sure God is smiling at her. Still, even on a countrywide crusade, her ineffable sense of longing lingers. It will lead her to paths Harlan would never approve of-if he knew! And to something that can end her sadness and give her the keys to healing.

Copyright 2004 by Lisa Samson. Reprinted with permission by Warner Faith, an imprint of Time Warner Bookmark. All rights reserved.

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