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by Penelope J. Stokes

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  • ISBN 0786293969
  • ISBN13 978-0786293964
  • Language English
  • Author Penelope J. Stokes
  • Publisher Thorndike Pr (February 14, 2007)
  • Pages 505
  • Formats lrf lit lrf azw
  • Category Fiction
  • Size ePub 1445 kb
  • Size Fb2 1472 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 901

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PRAISE FOR Delta Belles In a world of cotton-candy religiosity, where sweetness is valued over substance, Penelope Stokes is a bright beacon. Her stories touch the heart, engage the brain

PRAISE FOR Delta Belles In a world of cotton-candy religiosity, where sweetness is valued over substance, Penelope Stokes is a bright beacon. PRAISE FOR. Delta Belles. In a world of cotton-candy religiosity, where sweetness is valued over substance, Penelope Stokes is a bright beacon. Her stories touch the heart, engage the brain, and expand the spirit. Philip Gulley,author of the series.

Penelope J. Stokes is the critically acclaimed author of The Blue Bottle Club, The Amethyst Heart, The Amber Photograph, The Treasure Box, The Wishing Jar and The Memory Book.

As graduation draws near, all the Delta Belles seem poised for bright futures. Twenty-five years later, Delta, recently widowed and angry at God, is asked to get the Belles together to perform at their college reunion. Penelope J. in Renaissance Literature and was a college professor for 12 years before leaving the classroom to write full-time.

Twenty-five years after breaking up, a bitter, widowed Delta Ballou is reunited with her old friends and fellow members of the popular 1960s musical group, the Delta Belles.

Twenty-five years after breaking up, a bitter, widowed Delta Ballou is reunited with her old friends and fellow members of the popular 1960s musical group, the Delta Belles, when they are asked to get together to perform at their college reunion.

The author of Circle of Grace hits all the right notes in this uplifting novel about the reunion of the Delta Belles, a music group that takes the country by storm in the 1960s. The year is 1965 and the Spring Fling Talent Show is in the works at the Mississippi College for Women, a proper Southern institution.

Penelope Delta (Greek: Πηνελόπη Δέλτα; 1874, Alexandria, Khedivate of Egypt – 2 May 1941, Athens) was a Greek author of teenage literature. Practically the first Greek writer of books for children, her historical novels have been widely read and influenced Greek popular perceptions on national identity and history.

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It’s often been debated whether a person’s destiny lies in genetics or environment, but either way, I suppose I was destined to be a fiction writer. A Baby Boomer with an English teacher and a social worker for parents, I grew up being challenged to develop my imagination, and to seek out for myself the meaning and significance of life.

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Malodor
Penelope Stokes exemplifies in this book her fine writing skills. I cared about what happened to the characters in this book and wanted them to find redemption, peace, and joy. The book, set in Mississippi in the late 1960s, offers a realistic view of the challenges these college friends face. I appreciated how the author balanced a variety of perspectives on the issues while still maintaining the depth and complexity of her characters. The author crafts an engaging story that has heart and soul.
Gathris
Nearing the end of Delta Belles, I read the reviews on Amazon. I was prompted to answer those who want to throw out a very moving story because they do not agree with the lifestyle of some of the characters. This author has taken a non-judgmental approach to homosexuality, while giving a beautiful view of married love and a realistic look at infidelity. Her ability to depict a loving God, admitting the reality of doubts and questions, and provide hopeful encouragement to those of us who do have all the answers is refreshing and makes me want to hear more from her. The fact that she describes in such a delightful fashion the university from which she and I graduated (even though many years apart) was the hook that captured me in the first chapter. But what kept me reading is the story that she weaves from past to present, with each character so clearly defined. I WOULD recommend this book to my friends, even those who close their minds to the possibility that our God is big enough to embrace His children no matter who they are.
Chillhunter
I really liked the storyline, but the book was a little choppy because kept moving between characters and timeframes
Goodman
If I were to rate this book purely on how well-written it is, I would give it a 5. Penelope Stokes is an incredibly good writer, with an amazing ability to describe events and people so that they come alive. I purchased this book because I had read many of her others, including the Blue Bottle Club.

Some of her books, such as The Amber Photograph, deal with difficult issues, but the subject matter is presented in a way that is redemptive and encouraging. No one could consider a book such as The Amber Photograph an example of cotton candy religious drivel. Although the story line in The Amber Photograph has a surreal tone at times, the story illustrates the very real biblical perspective that a knowable God exists and He is at work in the midst of a very broken world.

When I picked up Delta Belles I was expecting a similar perspective. I was surprised to find that Delta Belles has a completely different flavor than the other books I have read by Penelope Stokes. The book leaves the reader with the impression that although no absolute truth exists, virtue lies in continually seeking and questioning. Strength comes from developing strong friendships (particularly among women), not from relationship with a God Who is real and knowable.

The story line in Delta Belles does keep the reader going. The plot is not completely predictable, and characters are so real that you want to find out what happens to them. Much of the content, however, is rather sordid.

Due to graphic content I would categorize Delta Belles as "adult fiction" (although not all adults WANT to read this kind of fiction). Although crafted better than the average cheap graphic novel, overall I would have to place this book squarely in the category of average adult fiction.

The book does depart a bit from average adult fiction in that it raises some thought-provoking questions and provides insight into various points of view. However, because of the radical departure from a biblical worldview, to call Delta Belles an inspirational or Christian book is, in my opinion, a serious misnomer. If the book is presented as Christian, I would have to give it a 1 (since there is no 0 rating).

If you're looking for well-written adult fiction and the worldview presented is not important to you, you will be fine with this book. If you want insight into a mindset that many people have and do not object to swearing and somewhat graphic content, this book could be helpful to you. If you are looking for a wholesome read written from a biblical perspective, I suggest you look elsewhere.
Little Devil
She is A GREAT Writer. She weaves the stories of 4 women in and out so very well.
Whitegrove
Delta Belles is very enjoyable reading. The story is great, the characters are real people, and the writing is splendid. From some of the other reviews, it would appear that some readers of this author want a fundamentalist religious approach that totally ageees with their distorted definition of Christianity; and they are startled that Stokes approaches real life and spirituality in a mature fashion. It is not the purpose of this author or this novel to interept the Bible, though the discussions presented are significant and meaningful. Those who are still in the infancy of their religious development should perhaps seek other writers and not criticize a wonderful book that is both enjoyable and thought provoking. Reading this novel can help the reader develop a broader base for the meaning of life for Stokes addresses real life problems and doesn't sugar-coat them. Write on, Penny, your last two books are terrific. P.S. I'm a former W girl, too.
godlike
I enjoyed the book. I wish I could pass it on to my 15 yr. old granddaughter but some of the content won't allow me to. However, it was facinating to read and 'watch" this story all come together.
The book arrived in good time and was in excellent condition.
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Connie from NC
Not what I expected after reading 2 of her other books. I was disappointed.