Cover image for Leota's garden
Title:
Leota's garden
Author:
Rivers, Francine, 1947-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Wheaton, Ill. : Tyndale House Publishers, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
425 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 4.5 24.0 46174.
ISBN:
9780842335720

9780842334983
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Value priced! Award-winning author Francine Rivers opens a world full of vibrant characters with a powerful story of hope. In this stunning novel, Francine explores the new life that love can bring to a decaying garden of broken relationships. Through the lives of 84-year-old Leota, her granddaughter, and a college student with all the answers, Francine leads readers to ponder the value of life and truth in a way that only she can.


Author Notes

Francine Rivers received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno. From 1976 to 1985, she had a successful writing career in the general market and her books won numerous awards. In 1986, she became a born-again Christian and started writing Christian fiction. Her book, Redeeming Love, is a retelling of the biblical story of Gomer and Hosea set during the time of the California Gold Rush. Her Christian novels have won numerous awards including four Rita Awards, the Christy Award, the ECPA Gold Medallion, and the Holt Medallion in Honor of Outstanding Literary Talent. In 1997, she was inducted into the Romance Writers' of America Hall of Fame. She is the author of Lineage of Grace series, Mark of the Lion series, and Sons of Encouragement series. In 2014 her title, Bridge to Haven, made The New York Times Best Seller List. Her latest bestseller is The Masterpiece, published in February 2018.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Library Journal Review

At one time, Leota's garden was a peaceful respite for her. But Leota Rinehardt is now 84, and her garden is as neglected by her as she is by her family. As she despairs of reconciliation, some unexpected visitors bring renewal to her and her garden. While this faith-based novel is wonderfully character driven, there are a few too many similar scenes and some characters should have been more fully developed or excluded. Rivers is a well-known and popular author who provides another stirring novel. Melissa Hurst's narration is spot-on in portraying the elderly Leota and younger characters as well as the quiet whisper of the Lord in response to prayer. VERDICT For inspirational fiction collections.-J. Sara Paulk, Wythe-Grayson Regional Lib., Independence, VA (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.