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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Teaser Tuesday - "Angel Sister" by Ann H. Gabhart (plus a review of the book!)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading (http://www.shouldbereading.com/). Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
My Teaser this week comes from the book, "Angel Sister" by Ann H. Gabhart.

"Mommy told me to say my name every morning when I get up and every night when I go to bed, and that whereever she is she'll be saying it too. My name is Lorena Birdsong."

Page 91 - "Angel Sister"

About The Book:
It is 1936 and Kate Merritt, the middle child of Victor and Nadine, works hard to keep her family together. Her father slowly slips into alcoholism and his business suffers during the Great Depression. As her mother tries to come to grips with their situation and her sisters seem to remain blissfully oblivious to it, it is Kate who must shoulder the emotional load. Who could imagine that a dirty, abandoned little girl named Lorena Birdsong would be just what the Merritts need?

In this richly textured novel, award-winning author Ann H. Gabhart reveals the power of true love, the freedom of forgiveness, and the strength to persevere through troubled times. Multidimensional characters face real and trenchant problems while maintaining their family bonds, all against the backdrop of a sultry Kentucky summer. Readers will be drawn into the story and find themselves lingering there long after they've finished the book.

My Thoughts:

This is a lovely story of family, love and faith. It's takes faith seen through the eyes of one special little girl coming to the small town of Rosey Corner, Kentucky to bring a community together as never before. Set in the dark days of the Great Depression, author Ann Gabhart brings a sense of family closeness and personal courage to this inspiring story. It was an honor to be asked to review this fine work of faith-filled fiction.

About The Author:

Ann H. Gabhart is the bestselling author of several novels, including The Outsider, The Believer, and The Seeker. Angel Sister was inspired in part by the many stories her mother and three aunts told her of growing up in small-town Kentucky during the 1930s.

I was sent a review copy of this by Nancy Berland Public Relations for consideration. I was not compensated for my opinion.


Alice Audrey said...

What a sweet teaser.

My teaser is here.

Gia said...

I've heard this is a fantastic book. I look forward to reading it. :)

Here is mine:

Deepali said...

Nice teaser, though its not my usual cup of tea.
My teaser is from the Jaz Parks urban fantasy series at e-Volving Books

gautami tripathy said...

Very good teaser. I will check it out. Looking at all those teassers only makes my tbr pile longer! So many books, so less time to read, so less space to keep!

Here is my Teaser Tuesday: Out At Night by Susan Arnout Smith post!

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Oh what a cute teaser. Thanks for sharing.