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Overview Recluse Lark Summerville is forced to return to her childhood home after a fire to live with her grown daughter, her socialite mother, and the family housekeeper, where she must face her own lies and build a new life.
Publishers Description Lark Summerville's life has few surprises–and that's just how she likes it. All she wants is to live out her angst-riddled life in her blue-collar Baltimore neighborhood, punctuated by weekly trips to her local parish, where Lark is organist, and telephone conversations with desperate souls who dial her hotline at 1-777-IPRAY4U.
Then one night, Lark's home is destroyed by a fire, forcing her out of her comfortable nest and back to the childhood home she has avoided for years. At Stoneleigh House, Lark is surrounded by three very different women: her grown daughter, Flannery; her barely tolerable socialite mother, Leslie; and Prisma Percy, housekeeper and family confidante, all of whom believe Lark was widowed years before.
In this circle of women, Lark's carefully constructed existence begins to unravel, even as the promise of a new one unfolds. But when her contrite ex-husband shows up, longing to assume his role as Flannery's father, twenty years after his desertion, Lark finds that she must face her own lies–and her past–before a new life can unfold. Lisa Samson is the author of a dozen novels, including three series and two stand-alone novels. Her latest novel, The Church Ladies, marked a change of direction for Lisa's writing and received critical acclaim. Lisa is a full-time wife and mother of three. She is the worship leader at her local church and volunteers as a creative writing instructor at Redeemer Christian Classical School. She and her family make their home in Maryland.
Awards and Recognitions Women's Intuition by Lisa Samson has received the following awards and recognitions -
Citations And Professional Reviews Women's Intuition by Lisa Samson has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 09/23/2002 page 50
Christian Retailing - 10/07/2002 page 13
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.56" Width: 5.55" Height: 0.96" Weight: 1.13 lbs.
Release Date Oct 15, 2002
Publisher WaterBrook Press
ISBN 1578565960 ISBN13 9781578565962
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More About Lisa Samson
Lisa Samsonis the author of more than a dozen novels, including the Christy Award-winning Songbird, the critically acclaimed"Women s Intuition"and"Tiger Lillie."Her other titles include"The Church Ladies"and"The Living End."Lisa also serves as worship leader at her local church and volunteers as a creative writing instructor. She and her husband live with their three children in Maryland."
Lisa Samson currently resides in the state of Virginia. Lisa Samson was born in 1964.
Reviews - What do customers think about Women's Intuition?
NICE Nov 30, 2004
I don't ever read books with Christian themes; they tend to get a bit preachy for this non-Christian. However, the Christianity of Samson's characters is so skillfully interwoven with their personalities that it's easy to "forgive" the preaching.
I appreciate faith, and the fact that her characters are so deeply flawed and not harp playing angels makes their faith and application of that faith a very lovely read.
It's nice to read about people overcoming their hamartia, it lends such hope to the rest of us. What Samson portrayed was a God who uses all things to his own ends, the fire, the lies, all of it, and that Romans 8:28 is a universal truth.
Aside from Lark making me want to slap her for being so backwards (she made me nervous and I wondered how she could be such a good Christian if she didn't even trust her God to take care of her when she left the house.)...LOL I truly enjoyed this book and will buy it for my mother who loves books with Christian themes.
Great characters Nov 12, 2004
I loved Lisa Samson's wonderfully flawed human beings. They are well rounded and interesting people with problems and hang ups, just like I have. It gave me hope. If they can hang in there, so can I!
Dive in! Dec 17, 2002
Reading a Lisa Samson book is like diving into a refreshing literary river--clear, clean prose that carries you along in waters delightful and deep, funny and profound. Women's Intuition is no exception. I am not usually a "women's fiction" reader, but I read Samson because I love good writing, and find she transcends the same old-same old. Join the delight. Discover Lisa Samson for yourself.
This is one of those books you have to read twice! Nov 3, 2002
Lisa Samson has succesfully created a work of fiction that will touch every facet of your life. She weaves a tale with love, laughter, fear, and joy that anyone would love to wrap themselves up in. Brew a pot of coffee and enter Lark Summerville's complicated life. You won't want to go back home.
Honest and Compelling Oct 18, 2002
This book came recommended by a good friend, one who knows I don't usually like books with "Christian" themes. However, Women's Intuition quickly won me over. It's an awesome read--I loved it and was sad to finish the book. The characters are quirky, funny, honest and compelling. They struggle with fear and with how to have faith in the midst of painful circumstances. The writing is lively and reminds me of Elizabeth Berg or Anne Lamott. I've already recommended this book to three of my friends! Lisa Samson is an up and coming author and I can't wait to read her next book.