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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.
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Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2010
Series: Bright's Pond
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The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow is the story of an unusual woman, Agnes Sparrow. No longer able or willing to leave her home, where she is cared for by her long-suffering sister Griselda, Agnes has committed her life to the one thing she can dobesides eat. Agnes Sparrow prays and when Agnes prays things happen, including major miracles of the cancer, ulcer-healing variety along with various minor miracles not the least of which is the recovery of lost objects and a prize-winning pumpkin.
The rural residents of Brights Pond are so enamored with Agnes they plan to have a sign erected on the interstate that reads, Welcome to Brights Pond, Home of Agnes Sparrow. This is something Agnes doesnt want and sends Griselda to fight city hall. Griseldas 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 Agness odd motivation comes out when the town reels after the murder of a beloved community member. How could Agnes allow such evil in their midst? Didnt 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 miraclesGod.
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 !