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Publication Date: 2009
River Jordans artful writing style is utterly captivating. Add to that the heartfelt, intriguing story line of Saints in Limbo, and youre hooked from the start. T. Lynn Ocean, author of Sweet Home Carolina and the Jersey Barnes Mysteries
In the quiet of light and shadow, on what portends to be an ordinary day, miracles and magic envelop Velma True, a widow, a mother, and a lonely woman who does not suffer fools. Readers will care deeply about Velmas life: her past, her present, her future, and her good heart. Saints in Limbo brims with truth and insists on hope. River Jordan has written a lyrical and relentlessly beautiful book. Connie May Fowler, author of The Problem with Murmur Lee, Before Women Had Wings, When Katie Wakes, Remembering Blue, and other titles
Saints in Limbo is a lyrical and transcendent novel that will linger with me for years to come. I was entranced from start to finish. Karin Gillespie, author of the Bottom Dollar Girls series
Strange as it sounds, River Jordans fascinating novel Saints in Limbo somehow reminded me of Walker Percy and Dean Koontz simultaneously. Its that original. Its that good. Its a wise, funny, joyful, and deadly serious book, written with a poets multilayered sense of metaphor and meter and a page-turning sense of urgency. Saints in Limbo is the kind of story they ought to publish in leather-bound hardcover with gilded pages so you could leave it to your grandchildren. Athol Dickson, Christy Awardwinning author of River Rising, The Cure, and Winter Haven
Saints in Limbo is an elixir that combines two doses southern literary tradition and one dose magic realism. Jordan evokes the elements of mystery and evil, wisdom and family, in a tale that will make your heart surge and your skin tingle. Kim Ponders, author of The Last Blue Mile
River Jordans words flat-out sing. Some pages of Saints in Limbo will soothe you with lullabies, others will reach inside you for the blues, but all of them will pull you inside and slow your multitasking self down. One may speed-read the paper, the grocery list, and the e-mail but not the words of River Jordan. Her stories court you to pace yourself and give them their due. Its hard to close Saints in Limbo without wondering why River Jordan isnt a household name. Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, author of Suck Your Stomach In and Put Some Color On: What Southern Mamas Tell Their Daughters That the Rest of Y'all Should Know Too and creator and host of All Things Southern
Mystical and magically written, Saints in Limbo is a beautiful novel. With its vivid characters and lush language, readers will find themselves thinking of Augusta Trobaughs Resting in the Bosom of the Lamb. Michael Morris, author of A Place Called Wiregrass and Slow Way Home
River Jordan writes about loves triumph over fear, reconciliation, and dissolving ancient hurts in words as lyrical as a poem. Her characters wriggle into your heart from page one and will stay there long after youve regretfully finished the last page. Saints in Limbo is not only a tribute to the power of place and community but a rollicking good read as well.Charlotte Rains Dixon, owner of the writing Web site Wordstrumpet (www.wordstrumpet.com) and director of The Writing Loft, Middle Tennessee State University
River Jordans written words are as poetic and captivating as her name, and her story, Saints in Limbo, is as powerful and healing as the River Jordan itself. Denise Hildreth, author of the Savannah series, Flies on the Butter, and The Will of Wisteria
In Saints in Limbo, River Jordans melodious writing lets you see, feel, taste the wind, and she practically sings her characters to life. You will hold on to this book and treasure it and flip though the pages like fire. Saints in Limbo is a triumph of the spirit and a reminder that theres much more to life than meets the eye. Read this book to remind yourself that heaven can be found right here, right now. Nicole Seitz, author of A Hundred Years of Happiness, Trouble the Water, and The Spirit of Sweetgrass
Christy Lockstein5 Stars Out Of 5June 9, 2009Christy LocksteinSaints in Limbo by River Jordan is a haunting, almost mystical story of memories, love, and the battle between good and evil. Velma True has given up on life after the death of her husband, even refusing to leave her house. She only goes out in the yard as far as her colored strings take her, always keeping her tethered to the house and the life she once knew. When a strange man visits her and leaves her a unique stone, she finds herself lost in the past and with just a hint of hope for the future. Annie, a young teen-aged runaway, finds her way to Velma's town, but she is being stalked by something evil, something definitely not human. Her journey is tied to Velma's stone, and one secret will reveal the other. Jordan's writing is lyrical and poetic, making every page come to life whether it's a bright summery day or a ominously dark sky. She weaves the various stories of Sarah, Velma, Annie, and the rest together into a beautiful tapestry of life, hope, faith, and love. Pick up this book and allow Jordan to soothe with her captivating tale.