Item description for Fallen Angels (Millwood Hollow Series #1) by Patricia Hickman...
Overview It's the Great Depression, and Jeb Nubey is running from the law. His unlikely alliance with three abandoned siblings secures them a meal ticket in the southern town of Nazareth, where they pose as the long-awaited widowed preacher and his family. But how will they transform the illiterate Jeb into a Bible-spouting preacher?
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.21" Height: 0.82" Weight: 0.57 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 2003
Publisher HACHETTE BOOK GROUP
Series Millwood Hollow
Series Number 1
ISBN 0446691011 ISBN13 9780446691017
Availability 0 units.
More About Patricia Hickman
PATRICIA HICKMAN, author of acclaimed novel "Painted Dresses," is an award-winner, speaker and humorist who has won two Silver Angel Awards for Excellence in Media as well as a "Romantic Times "Reader s Choice Gold Award for her novel "Katrina s Wings." Patricia holds a master s degree in creative writing from Queens University and enjoys biking, hiking, and mapping out the Southern towns where her novels are set."
Patricia Hickman currently resides in Huntersville, in the state of South Carolina.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Fallen Angels (Millwood Hollow Series #1)?
Wonderfully whimsical Oct 29, 2004
I found this story moving and entertaining. The story was a bit drawn out and tedious at times. Overall I enjoyed the story and thought it illustrated the depression. It made you think of how much we take for granted in our world. Also how would we handle their circumstances if we had to face their challenges. We live in a society that has so much and they live so well with so little. I feel this story woudl make a wonderful movie.
A Very Good Book Feb 4, 2004
This book is about 3 kids who were abandoned during the Great Depression. They hook up with Jeb, wanted for murder. They arrive in Nazareth, where people assume that they are the long awaited preacher and his family. Angel, the oldest of the 3 Welby kids, convinces Jeb and her siblings to play along with them, as they are desperate for food, shelter, and a sense of belonging.
I loved the humor in this book as Angel gives Jeb preaching lessons. I also liked the message that no matter how far you are away from God, anybody can be forgiven and anyone can turn his life around, like Jeb. And I liked how at the end, Jeb was willing to take full responsibility for his actions without offering excuses.
I was so excited to find out that this book is the first in a series. I look forward to finding out what happens between Jeb and Fern, if Jeb makes it as a real minister, what becomes of the Welby children, if they will be reunited with their parents and their sister Claudia, what happened to the Welby mother, and where Claudia disappeared to.
entertaining historical fiction May 17, 2003
During the Depression in Arkansas, their mother deserted the three kids several years ago and now their father dumps the children on his girlfriend "Aunt" Lana to unload them on their older married sister. However, Lana abandons thirteen year old Angel and her two younger siblings Willie and Ida May in a movie theater. Angel tries to hitch a ride with a trucker who deposits them on a traveling retired schoolteacher. Instead of taking the children to their older sister, the teacher ditches them in a remote area while stealing their possessions.
The trucker Jeb Nubey stops nearby and the kids sneak into his truck. When the law stops him, the children pretend to be his family. Already on the lam for an alleged attempted murder in Texarkana, Jeb takes the children to their adult sibling only to find her home deserted. Jeb soon pretends to be a widowed preacher raising the trio by himself. However, it is Angel who tries to turn this pretend quartet into a real family.
This is an entertaining historical fiction that paints a disturbing picture of the Depression via the treatment of the three Welby children by family and others. Still through the actions of Angel, forced into maturity beyond her years, hope exists even for this downtrodden group. The characters make the tale as the FALLEN ANGELS will hook readers with their plight.