A Garden to Keep by Jamie Langston Turner
(The Derby Series #4)

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Elizabeth's story is like that of a garden left untended for too long, with weeds as bounteous as blossoms
and stone walkways buried beneath tangled vines and daffodils. Beauty to be found, though amidst much neglect. When betrayal strikes at the heart of her very existence, Elizabeth Landis retraces the path of her life and her marriage, discovering along the way memories both painful to the touch and a joy to embrace. Pruning the garden of her life requires an honesty new to Elizabeth, but offers the promise of mercy...and perhaps even a grace to bestow.
 

About Jamie Langston Turner

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JAMIE LANGSTON TURNER, a college professor for thirty-three years, has written extensively for a variety of periodicals. Her acclaimed novels have earned both the Angel and Christy awards. Currently a professor of creative writing and literature at Bob Jones University, Jamie has lived in the South all her life and currently resides with her husband in Greenville, South Carolina. Visit jamielangstonturner.com for more information.
 
Published February 1, 2008 by Bethany House Publishers. 420 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Like Margaret in Wildflower, Elizabeth is impressively—and a bit implausibly—well-educated, quoting poetry at the drop of a hat and frequently drawing parallels between her own life and those of the characters in middle-brow novels of the 1990s.

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