Item description for Sarah's Song (Repack) (Red Gloves Series V3) by Karen Kingsbury...
Overview Having learned tough lessons from a lifetime of wrong choices, Sarah attempts to intervene when a troubled young woman compromises herself during the Christmas season. By the author of Maggie's Miracle and Gideon's Gift. 80,000 first printing.
Publishers Description Every year Sarah Lindeman celebrates Christmas the same way, placing one special ornament on her tiny tree on each of the twelve days of Christmas. It is her time to remember where she came from, who she is today, and how long ago a song gave her another chance at love. But this year the ritual is different. This year a desperate young woman is listening, a nurse who cares for Sarah at the Greer Retirement Village. Sarah senses a familiar struggle in the woman's soul and shares the story of her song in hopes that it will help her find healing, as it did Sarah so long ago.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.6" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.67" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Sep 20, 2004
Publisher HACHETTE BOOK GROUP
Series Red Gloves
Series Number 3
ISBN 0446532355 ISBN13 9780446532358
Availability 0 units.
More About Karen Kingsbury
USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is America's #1 inspirational novelist, with more than 15 million copies of her award-winning books in print. She has written more than 40 novels, ten of which have hit #1 on national lists. Karen is also a public speaker, reaching more than 100,000 women annually through various national events. Karen and her husband, Don, live in the Pacific Northwest with their six children, three of whom are adopted from Haiti. You can visit Karen's website at www.karenkingsbury.com.
Karen Kingsbury currently resides in Fairfax, in the state of Virginia. Karen Kingsbury was born in 1963.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Sarah's Song (Repack) (Red Gloves Series V3)?
Wonderful story! Nov 22, 2005
This book is one of those you may find difficult to put down. It is a sweet story and I enjoyed it so much I have losned it to all my friends.
A lovely tearjerker of a book Aug 18, 2005
I finished this book in one afternoon. The time flew by and I kept turning the pages eager to see what happened next. I love this type of story.I have always loved to see elderly people in books and movies turn back the clock and share the memories of the passionate love affairs of their youth. Besides the eloquent writing, the book also had good underlying messages.
A sweet story Dec 28, 2004
The love stories described in this book were wonderful! I thoroughly enjoyed hearing Sarah's story and how she became reunited with the man that she loved, through a song she wrote just for him. I loved how she used her story and song to minister to Beth, who is struggling in her own marriage.
The story reminded me of the return of the prodigal son. Sarah ran off to Nashville to chase a dream, leaving the man that she loved. Only, she gets entangled into such a negative lifestyle. Broken, she returns to her parents, who welcome her back with open arms. And eventually, she is reunited with her loved one with open arms. And the same with Beth, with her husband.
I loved the Red Gloves theme in this book as well, and how Kingsbury used each letter of "The Red Gloves" for each of the 12 Days of Christmas that Sarah uses to tell her love story. And the Red Glove ideas for ministering to the elderly were great, too.
Short and sweet Dec 13, 2004
This is a very quick, but sentimental read. About an elderly woman who has one last gift to give in her life-a miracle. She just has to find out who to give it to. The story is heart warming and, though short, you get a real sense of the emotions felt by the characters, especially Beth and Sarah. It is a great Christmastime read, and worth recommending to friends, especially those who need a pick-me-up. As all of Kingsbury's books in the Red Gloves series, the author places a special pair of red gloves for us to find in the book, as well as "Red Glove" project ideas for us to do in our own lives. Very commendable. I would recommend this as a great short read for you and your family this Christmas season.
A warm, meaningful Chistmas Story Dec 3, 2004
Karen Kingsbury has found a formula for success before --- that's why she has over a million and a half books in print --- and she has definitely found it again in her Red Gloves series, of which the newest title is SARAH'S SONG. The red gloves, she explains on her website (www.karenkingsbury.com), symbolize red because "red is the color of Christ's love at Christmastime, a season of giving.
The first books in the Red Gloves series were also alliterative: MAGGIE'S MIRACLE and GIDEON'S GIFT, making SARAH'S SONG seem somewhat sensible. (Oops, I got carried away...) Eighty-six-year-old Sarah Lindeman begins her annual Christmas ritual of placing twelve handmade paper ornaments on a small plastic tree, and hopes that as she works her way through her personal "twelve days of Christmas" (the twelve days before December 25, for Sarah), that she will be able to reach out, through her song and her story, to someone in need.
At first Sarah believes that Beth Baldwin, the young married nurse on her floor, will not be the person she reaches. But as Sarah's ornament days progress and she finds herself in the thick of old and painful memories, Beth finds herself in the midst of domestic chaos and marital trauma. The beautiful and meaningful song that Sarah herself wrote and sings on each day of her ritual winds its way into Beth's heart and mind until she finds herself asking Sarah for counsel.
Sarah eagerly shares the story of her paper decorations, each of which has a name ("Excitement," "Rebellion") representing an action or period in Sarah's story of finding love. A naturally talented singer, Sarah had longed as a young woman to "make it" in Nashville. But when she leaves her tiny hometown for that city, she finds that the road to stardom is paved with roadblocks.
And roadblocks are what Sarah's song is all about. Beth listens towards the end of the twelve days as Sarah tells a hard tale about believing that she had lost everything --- and therefore turning her life and story over to God. '''...finally one Sunday I took the situation to God.' Beth's eyes were wide; she looked like she wouldn't have moved from her chair for anything in the world. 'And?' Sarah smiled, slow and full. 'He gave me my song.'"
Beth, torn about her marriage, eagerly awaits the next installment of Sarah's story and song, but before Sarah is finished, a crisis occurs that means she may not be able to do so. Will she release "the secret of love" to Beth? And what role do the red gloves play in this story? The answers are all there --- and so is a warm, meaningful Christmas story that has little of the frippery and ornamentation of most commercial fiction published at this time of year.