Item description for A Change of Heart: A Harmony Novel (Plus) by Philip Gulley...
Overview The fifth full-length novel in the beloved Harmony series reunites readers with the quirky, lovable cast of characters in Harmony, Indiana.
Now in paperback, in the fifth full-length novel in the beloved Harmony series Philip Gulley reunites us with the quirky cast of Quakers in Harmony, Indiana.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.03" Width: 5.37" Height: 0.63" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Jun 27, 2006
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
Series Harmony - Harper San Francisco
Series Number 5
ISBN 0060834552 ISBN13 9780060834555
Availability 0 units.
More About Philip Gulley
PHILIP GULLEY, a Quaker pastor, has become the voice of small-town American life. Along with writing Front Porch Tales, Hometown Tales, and For Everything a Season, he is the author of the Harmony series of novels. Gulley lives in Indiana with his wife, Joan, and their sons.
Philip Gulley currently resides in Danville, in the state of Indiana. Philip Gulley was born in 1944.
Philip Gulley has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about A Change of Heart: A Harmony Novel (Plus)?
Wonderful stories of small-town life Jan 1, 2007
Sam Gardner and his delightfully dysfunctional Quaker congregation are back again as this series just seems to get better and better. There are lots of humorous moments with special Harmony events such as the Blessing of the Noodles, the Corn and Sausage Days Festival, and the Progressive Nativity Scene. There are also more serious events and a threat to the lives of two of the members of the Harmony Quaker church. There are family squabbles between Ellis and Ralph Hodge and bumpy places in the new marriage of Dr. Pierce and Deena. Again Philip Gulley makes us laugh, makes us cry, and makes us think which is a surefire recipe for a good read.
Another terrific installment on the folks at Harmony Mar 7, 2006
Anyone who has stumbled across the writings of Philip Gulley will want to get the next installment in the lives of Harmony. As a person reads these books, he or she forgets that these are all fictional characterizations and a person cannot wait to hear the crazyness continue. A must-read for anyone who wants to have some light-hearted moments!
Great to visit Harmony again! Jan 16, 2006
My favorite thing about reading Gulley's books is the feeling of being home. So many of the characters are so familiar!!!
Great read--I highly recommend if you've read the other Harmony books.
A delightful book Jan 3, 2006
Someone picking this book up might think it is another one of those sugar coated nostalgic looks at how we like to view ourselves, or rather what America used to be like. But it's not, or not entirely, because Quaker pastor Gulley avoids romanticizing his little town. He as pastor has a sometimes rocky relationship with his congregation. Early in the book, he says that every Sunday he urges his congregation to become a new creation and every week they refuse to do it. There is plenty of bad behavior in this book, but there's also a wonderful sense of community -- of living somewhere where there are no secrets. The community also manages to come together when there are troubles, however.
The theme of this book is forgiveness. Two brothers are at odds, with one brother, Ellis -- the one who stayed home and behaved -- being unwilling to forgive his brother Ralph, an alcoholic who left with his wife 5 years ago, leaving behind their daughter Amanda to be raised by Ellis and his wife. Ralph and his wife have quit drinking and are working hard. But they want to resume their relationship with Amanda, and Ellis doesn't trust them and he can't forgive Ralph.
I love these books. Reading Gulley is a lot like wrapping yourself up in a home-made quilt.
Philip Gulley Oct 23, 2005
Ahhhh, Philip Gulley...what can I say! He's terrific at walking me down memory lane! Sitting in the front porch swing or plunking down a dirt road dragging a fishing pole on a lazy autumn afternoon comes to mind every time I open one of his wonderfully heartwarming books. With his unique style of wit and wisdom, it's a great way to spend an entire day!!