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The rural residents of Bright's Pond are so enamored with Agnes they plan to have a sign erected on the interstate that reads, "Welcome to Bright's Pond, Home of Agnes Sparrow." This is something Agnes doesn't want and sends Griselda to fight city hall. Griselda's petitions are shot down and the sign plans press forward until a stranger comes to town looking for his miracle from Agnes. The truth of Agnes's odd motivation comes out when the town reels after a shocking event. How could Agnes allow such evil in their midst? Didn't she know? Well, the prayers of Agnes Sparrow have more to do with Agnes than God. Agnes has been praying to atone for a sin committed when she was a child. After some tense days, the townsfolk, Griselda, and Agnes decide they all need to find their way back to the true source of the miracles-God.
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2009
|Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.44 (inches)|
Series: Bright's Pond
Charlotte Figg Takes Over Paradise, Bright's Pond Series #2Joyce MagninAbingdon Press / 2010 / Trade Paperback$13.49 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 10 Reviews
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No longer able or willing to leave her home, the unusual Agnes Sparrow has committed herself to a life of prayer - prayer that has resulted in numerous miracles, both large and garden variety, including a prize-winning pumpkin.
The rural residents of Bright's Pond, a quirky Pennsylvania town, are so enamored with Agnes they plan to erect a sign in her honor on the interstate. Agnes wants no part of it and sends her sister to fight city hall. Their petitions are shot down and the sign plans press forward.
But when a stranger comes to call asking for his miracle, Bright's Pond is turned on its head and Agnes' feet of clay are exposed, forcing the town to its knees.
Kellie Daspit-austinAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Good readMarch 17, 2015Kellie Daspit-austinAge: 35-44Gender: femaleFunny yet teachable moments along the way.
goodbooksreaderDuncanville, TexasAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5July 17, 2013goodbooksreaderDuncanville, TexasAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4This book has good and unique characters and a bit of mysteries as well. Enjoyable reading novel.
Kay MonroeTelford, PAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A fun read with some worthy lessonsMay 31, 2013Kay MonroeTelford, PAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleI really enjoy this author. This is a fun read with some very good lessons. Well worth the read.
TunesareusVirginia2 Stars Out Of 5Not so muchMarch 18, 2013TunesareusVirginiaQuality: 2Value: 5Meets Expectations: 2On the plus side, Agnes never took credit for any of the healings or miracles, instead crediting God. I thought the part about Agnes killing a boy when she was a child was too sudden and ultimately brushed over, making it pretty implausible. Also, I had a hard time getting past the stereotypical negative attributes the writer assigns to and repeatedly reinforces about Agnes. Some things you'd just rather not think about or envision, let alone be reminded of them repeatedly.
This is four part series. Part two is much better (and not that related to this first volume).
Marcia Pennington2 Stars Out Of 5NopeJune 1, 2012Marcia PenningtonQuality: 2Value: 2Meets Expectations: 2Just wasn't exciting enough ! Sort of old fashioned !
Author: Joyce Magnin
Submitted: July 08, 2009
Tell us a little about yourself. I am the author of The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow. Mom to three great kids, two adorable grandsons and a parakeet who thinks she's a chicken. I like baseball, cream soda, needle arts but not elevators.
What was your motivation behind this project? To tell a story that was both fun and poignant.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? Well that's between them and God. But one person did tell me that Vidalia (one of the characters) said something she needed to hear.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? I think I was mostly impacted by the love and support of friends through the process who told me to keep going.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? M*A*S*H, Hemingway, Norman Rockwell, Eudora Welty, Emily Dickinson
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow has received the Pulpwood Queens book club--largest in the country--seal of approval and is their bonus book selection for November, 2009