Item description for The Prayer Tree by Annie Jones...
Overview Rosemary is an elderly widow who no longer knows where she fits in the world. Naomi is a recovering alcoholic still struggling with her demons. Gayle, supermom and superwife, knows she is a big, fat fraud-and is terrified she can't keep it a secret much longer. Lucy's biological clock has turned into a time bomb, just as her longtime boyfriend has dumped her. During one life-changing year, these four very different women come together to pray for their community, and end up helping each other confront-and triumph over-their disappointments and fears. Thought-provoking and emotionally-charged!
Publishers Description Rosemary is an elderly widow who no longer knows where she fits in the world. Naomi is a recovering alcoholic still struggling with her demons. Gayle, supermom and superwife, knows she is a big, fat fraud-and is terrified she can't keep it a secret much longer. Lucy's biological clock has turned into a time bomb, just as her longtime boyfriend has dumped her. During one life-changing year, these four very different women come together to pray for their community, and end up helping each other confront-and triumph over-their disappointments and fears. Thought-provoking and emotionally-charged!
Annie Jones is the best-selling author of traditional (sweet) romances and the Palisades romances Irish Eyes and Irish Rogue. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband and two children.
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.85" Weight: 1.22 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2006
Publisher Multnomah Books
ISBN 1590528433 ISBN13 9781590528433
Availability 0 units.
More About Annie Jones
Award winning author, Annie Jones, has always been a romantic who used to read Bride magazine when all her friends were stuck on Tiger Beat. From the moment she finished reading her first romance novel she knew that she wanted to write stories like that. She has been doing so for 15 years now and each new couple she creates still renews her faith in happily ever after.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Prayer Tree?
Don't judge a book by its cover... Sep 7, 2005
Despite its sweetsy, stereotypical "inspirational" cover, this book is a stand-out full of great wit and grit!
Apple Trees and Kudzu Mar 10, 2005
This novel left such a warm feeling in my heart that I decided to read it again before sharing it with a friend. That doesn't happen very often! This is the story of four women who come together in a prayer group, a tradition that seems to be dying out in their little town in Tennessee. Each of these women bring their own agenda to the group and it's not necessarily humanitarian. Mary Lucille, for instance, wants to spy on her untrustworthy boyfriend who lives across the street from Rose who hosts the prayer meeting. Rose, who seems to be the voice of both maturity and graciousness in the group, is struggling to find her place in life after the death of her beloved husband. Gayle is aggravated by the presence of her long-ago friend Naomi who has returned to New Bethany to care for her elderly mother. Naomi is the only person who knows of a past that Gayle longs to forget and has tried to make up for with her 'superwoman' activities.
It all sounds a bit trite and mushy, but somehow it doesn't read that way. As expected, each woman gains more than she gives. These four form a bond that sees each of them through the difficult transitions they face. The most obvious "makeover" is that of frumpy, dumpy Mary Lucille who lets go of her loser boyfriend and gains a new respect for herself. There's a lot of humor in this novel and quite a bit of decadent chocolate consumption as well!
The Family Lives On Jul 26, 2000
How refreshing to read about REAL Families and REAL People. Families with history and values.
The Prayer Tree Jul 23, 2000
What a delight to find a book that focuses not only on women and their friendships, but on Christian women. This book is not preachy, but the characters interact in a way to gently lead the reader toward some basic truths about all people. I'm glad I got to know these women and wish I could join them at the next Prayer Tree.
The Prayer Tree Jul 18, 2000
I am a Christian book store owner. I have many customers who are fans of Annie Jones's books. The Prayer Tree is one of their favorites. It is very well written. The characters are lovable and believable. My customers ask for more books with these characters. The book speaks to their hearts.