From the Heart of Covington (Ladies of Covington, No. 3)

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9780312988258: From the Heart of Covington (Ladies of Covington, No. 3)

The three spunky ladies who so charmed readers in The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love and The Gardens of Covington welcome us back to the small Southern town of Covington, to their quaint white farmhouse with yellow shutters on Cove Road...

From the Heart of Covington
Life lessons abound as housemates Hannah, Grace, Amelia continue to surround themselves with love and hope, meeting each new challenge with equanimity and heart and placing their trust in one another as their friendship strengthens and grows. In helping a dear friend and neighbor cope with illness, the ladies develop a deeper mutual compassion and a true appreciation for the softness of heart and toughness of spirit that join them as women. Amelia, feeling strong and adventurous, takes a momentous trip to New York City to further her burgeoning photography career. Grace, kindhearted as ever, becomes involved with a little girl at the local elementary school who may be having terrible problems at home. Meanwhile, Hannah's daughter, Laura, is involved in a tragic accident that has serious consequences for all concerned.

With the same compassion and heart readers have already come to know and love, Joan Medlicott once again reveals how life's journeys and challenges only strengthen our loving commitments to family, friends, and loved ones. It's another inspiring message of courage, self-acceptance, and hope.

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From the Inside Flap:

Oustanding praise for bestselling author Joan Medlicott and...

The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love
"Proof that a woman's life begins, not ends, at a certain age, that men are nice to have around, but women friends are indispensable. The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love is a satisfying, warmhearted look at friendship that endures."-Sandra Dallas, author of The Persian Pickle Club

"Come sit on the porch for a while with three unforgettable women. Bravo, ladies of Covington, I love you all!"-Rosemary Rogers, author of In Your Arms

"The Ladies of Covington Send Their Love is charming, refreshing, and as satisfying and mellow a pleasure as sipping sherry by an apple-wood fire in autumn."-Nancy Thayer, author of An Act of Love

"This is a spiritually uplifting novel, showing how three good women, all widowed, all over sixty, learn not only to look back, but to look forward with courage and humor."-Clyde Edgerton, author of Where Trouble Sleeps

"Medlicott's idea is a winner...the three ladies inspire by forming a community in which they thrive and find new careers and loves, all with dignity and autonomy." -Publishers Weekly

"Ladies is a heartwarming adventure, full of moments that become more meaningful for readers as they grow older." -San Jose Mercury News

"Medlicott...writes convincingly of women's friendship and the burdens and blessings of old age." -The Herald Sun

"If you're in your 'golden years,' you'll enjoy Joan Medlicott's first novel. She addresses issues older generations have faced since the dawning of forever." -Tulsa World

"Joan Medlicott's debut novel has an embracing warmth and generosity of spirit about it."-The State Columbia

"A must-read for women of all ages."-The Tampa Tribune

0"Woven of tragedy, joy, and the everyday occurrences that define life...an inspiring message of self-acceptance, courage, and survival."-Dallas Morning News

The Gardens of Covington
"The ladies of Covington sow seeds of courage and community that bloom throughout this small mountain town and deep in the heart of every reader."-Lynne Hinton, author of Friendship Cake

"Gentle reader, and I do mean 'gentle' literally, here's a book for you: amiable, peaceful and pleasant ... for those who enjoy a leisurely tale." -Dallas Morning News

"Written in the same comfortable 'molasses-like' style ... again Medlicott captures small town life and in the process presents a charming story." -Chatanooga Times/Free Press

"A plot that's a whirl of activities, satisfactory resolutions, and low-key dramas." -Kirkus Reviews

"[A] charming story of small-town life."-Booklist

"[A] gracefully written sequel."-Library Journal

From the Heart of Covington
"There's never a dull moment at the Covington farmhouse of these three older ladies."
-Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Once again, Ms. Medlicott portrays Southern characters with precision and fondness...fans will welcome From the Heart of Covington, another year in the life of the ladies and one more reminder of all that glitters in the golden years." -Dallas Morning News

"Drawing strength from each other and their ever-widening circle of friends, Medlicott's resilient heroines are able not only to sustain themselves but also to offer comfort to everyone who needs it. Wholesome and...appealing."-Booklist

About the Author:

Joan Medlicott lives with her husband in Barnardsville, North Carolina.

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