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Saints in Limboby River Jordan
Synopses & Reviews
“River Jordans Saints in Limbo is a compelling story of the mysteries of existence and, specially, the mysteries of the human heart.”
-Ron Rash, author of Serena and Chemistry and Other Stories
“I lose myself in Rivers writing-transported to a different time and place- and in this case, to one that makes the ordinary mystical and magical. I give it FIVE diamonds in the Pulpwood Queens TIARA!”
-Kathy L. Patrick, founder of the Pulpwood Queens Book Clubs and author of The Pulpwood Queens Tiara Wearing, Book Sharing Guide to Life
Ever since her husband Joe died, Velma Trues world has been limited to what she can see while clinging to one of the multicolored threads tied to the porch railing of her home outside Echo, Florida.
When a mysterious stranger appears at her door on her birthday and presents Velma with a special gift, she is rattled by the objects ability to take her into her memories-a place where Joe still lives, her son Rudy is still young, unaffected by the worlds hardness, and the beginning is closer than the end. As secrets old and new come to light, Velma wonders if its possible to be unmoored from the pasts deep roots and find a reason to hope again.
Praise for River Jordan
“[River Jordans] literary spice rack has everything you need to put together a good book.”
-Rick Bragg, author of All Over but the Shoutin and Avas Man
“River Jordan writes so beautifully.”
-Joshilyn Jackson, author of Gods in Alabama and The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
"Not much happens in the small town of Echo, Fla., especially to the spunky yet agoraphobic widow, Velma True. But when a mysterious storyteller steps out of the wind and up to her front door, his ordinary-looking birthday gift sends Velma on a breakneck journey over the landscape of her memory, even though she can't even cross her yard to the mailbox. The gift has its consequences and forces Velma to relive both her happiest and darkest moments, trapping her between 'what she has and what she wants.' Even more troubling, something evil wants the gift for itself and threatens to take away Velma's home, family and dearest friends. In a wild mix of thriller, mystery, romance and drama, Jordan (The Gin Girl) unravels a complicated plot that sometimes knots up and often leaves loose ends unexplained. Too many side plots and mysteries tumble together and become confused. Despite these vagaries, Velma True's mystical adventure will speak to an audience interested in a thrilling, often touching gothic tale about conquering fear and regret with a stubborn, Southern love." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Velma True hasn't ventured beyond her own front porch since her husband's death. Then a stranger presents her with the ability to step back into her memories where Joe still lives. Will Velma move away from her fears and toward freedom?
When a stranger's mysterious gift brings her memories to life, a lonely widow must decide whether to cling to the past or embrace the future, in this novel that weaves mystical elements with tangible touches of God's redemptive grace.
About the Author
River Jordan is a critically acclaimed novelist and playwright whose unique mixture of Southern and mystic writing has drawn comparisons to Sarah Addison Allen, Leif Enger, and Flannery OConnor. Her previous works include The Messenger of Magnolia Street, lauded by Kirkus Reviews as "a beautifully written, atmospheric tale." She speaks around the country on "Inspiring the Passion of the Story" and makes her home in Nashville.
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