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Porch swings & picket fences : love in a small town
Bergren, Lisa Tawn. Tarnished silver.
First edition.
Publication Information:
Colorado Springs, Colo. : WaterBrook Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
335 pages ; 21 cm
Tarnished silver / Lisa Tawn Bergren -- Twice in a blue moon / Barbara Jean Hicks -- Texas two-step / Jane Orcutt -- The boy next door / Suzy Pizzuti.
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PS595.L6 P67 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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In the face of constant time pressures and the juggling act of balancing countless tasks, there is nothing more soothing than taking the opportunity to slow down for a few moments, relax with a good story, and come home to romance. InPorch Swings and Picket Fences: Four American Love Stories,readers will find not just one, butfourdelightful tales of love--each written by one of the foremost authors of Christian romance fiction. All four evoke familiar warm feelings, and a sense of getting back to the basics with feel-good stories about characters readers love. From Vermont to Iowa, Texas to Washington State,Porch Swings and Picket Fencesspins the tales of four couples who find love where they least expect it--right under their noses--and leaves readers with a sense of satisfaction and hope that will bring joy to their hearts.

Author Notes

Lisa Tawn Bergren is the best-selling, award-winning author of over 40 books, with more than 2.5 million copies sold. Her most recent works includes a YA series called River of Time (Waterfall, Cascade, Torrent, Bourne & Tributary), a devotional called Upside-Down Prayers for Parents and the Grand Tour Series (Glamorous Illusions, Grave Consequences, and Glittering Promises). She¿s currently at work on a new YA series called Remnants, coming out in 2014. Her title God Gave Us Easter made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2014.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

The four up-and-coming romance writers featured in this charming collection are all in top form, delivering stories that are both romantic and funny, with subtle spiritual messages. In Bergren's "Tarnished Silver," stained glass expert Jemma Stuart is dismayed at the time she has to spend in tiny Stillwater, IA, restoring the windows of the local churchÄuntil she meets handsome pastor Samuel Tucker. In "Twice in a Blue Moon," Barbara Jean Hicks tells the story of two childhood friends, now widowers, who surprise themselves by falling in love. Another unexpected romance crops up in Jane Orcutt's "Texas Two-Step" when Molly Merriweather Fuller finds out that she and her estranged husband, Clay, will inherit a house if they both live in it for three months. Rounding out the collection, Suzy Pizzuti's "The Boy Next Door" features Lucy Burns and Trevor Bacon, whose long-term friendship takes a turn toward romance. If patrons are demanding light summer reading, libraries won't go wrong with this title. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Lisa Tawn BergrenBarbara Jean HicksJane OrcuttSuzy Pizzuti
Tarnished Silverp. 1
Twice in a Blue Moonp. 83
Texas Two-Stepp. 167
The Boy Next Doorp. 251