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Not a sparrow falls
Nichols, Linda, 1954-
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[Large print edition].
Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House, [2002]

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541 pages (large print) ; 22 cm
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If Mama were here, everything would still be right. Or at least not as bad wrong as it had become. But Mama was dead, and Papa was gone, her brother and sisters scattered. And she was here... Mary Bridget Washburn was tired of running, tired of being haunted by the empty shell her life had become. How in the world did the little girl she'd once been now become a woman on the wrong side of the law? Determined to make a new start, she escapes to the quaint city of Alexandria, Virginia, where she takes on her mother's identity and finds sanctuary in the shadow of a decades-old church. But a little girl's plea proves her undoing, and the Reverend...well, someone's got to open his eyes before disaster comes calling. Can Mary Bridget hide her tainted past long enough to bring hope to a family falling apart?

Author Notes

Linda Nichols is the author of Not a Sparrow Falls and Handyman, a romantic comedy published by Delacorte as well as the author of various articles for parenting magazines. A graduate of the University of Washington, Linda and her family make their home in Tacoma, Washington.

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Booklist Review

Heitzmann's Twilight brings two old lovers together in their hometown, little Montrose, Missouri. Cal Morrison, a nice fellow with small horizons, never left, settling on the job of fireman; Laurie Sutton, on the other hand, couldn't wait to leave and married a senator's son who was trying to become a big-league ballplayer. Now, she's back, divorced, and with two kids in tow; the question is whether she's ready to settle down. The answer isn't long in coming, though both Cal and Laurie ring true as small-town types with their careful, rather sad lives. John Mort Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

Romance novelist Nichols (Handyman) enters the Christian market with this contemporary tale of love and suspense. Abandoning her godly upbringing after the siblings she raised for years are placed in foster care, Mary Bridget ("Bridie") Washburn flees the hills of Virginia with a man who forces her into a life of crime. She eventually reports him to the police and strikes out on her own. Assuming a new identity, Bridie lives a quiet life until she meets a teenaged girl begging God for help. Alasdair MacPherson, the girl's father, is a widowed pastor struggling to raise three children after his wife's suicide. When he hires Bridie as a nanny for his troubled family, her faith is rekindled, and she and Alasdair slowly fall in love. But their happiness is threatened when the man Bridie sent to jail is released and tracks her down seeking vengeance. Although the drama created by the suicide of Alasdair's wife offsets the stock characters and predictable plot, the characters' cool acceptance of it and lack of moral condemnation of her or the deed may trouble more conservative Christian readers. For larger collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.