Hailed by her peers as a new and lyrical voice of the South, award-winning author Patricia Hickman writes wise, tender stories that hold a special place in readers' hearts. Now, in the first volume the The Millwood Hollow Series, she serenades us with a gritty, unforgettable saga of joy, faith, and hope set in Arkansas during the Great Depression, when starving souls and bodies made desperate folks...Fallen Angels. Jeb Nubey is on the run from the law, and three abandoned, hungry children are going to be his saving grace. When Jeb leads the Welby siblings into the town of Nazareth, they're all mistaken for the long-awaited Reverend Gracie and his children. Food! Shelter! As Jeb and the kids jump at the chance for a decent meal ticket, Angel, the eldest Welby, must work fast to help shape this drifter-who can't read-into a Bible-spouting preacher, and keep the congregation believing in them. The fallen angels of Nazareth rise to the occasion with luck, pluck, and their own makeshift sense of justice-as a tale of love, hardship, and redemption unfolds...and a remarkable series about one of America's darkest periods is born.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.7" Width: 4.1" Height: 1"
Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2004
Publisher HACHETTE BOOK GROUP
Availability 15 units.
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|Wonderfully whimsical Oct 29, 2004|
|I found this story moving and entertaining. The story was a bit drawn out and tedious at times. Overall I enjoyed the story and thought it illustrated the depression. It made you think of how much we take for granted in our world. Also how would we handle their circumstances if we had to face their challenges. We live in a society that has so much and they live so well with so little. I feel this story woudl make a wonderful movie.|
|A Very Good Book Feb 4, 2004|
|This book is about 3 kids who were abandoned during the Great Depression. They hook up with Jeb, wanted for murder. They arrive in Nazareth, where people assume that they are the long awaited preacher and his family. Angel, the oldest of the 3 Welby kids, convinces Jeb and her siblings to play along with them, as they are desperate for food, shelter, and a sense of belonging.|
I loved the humor in this book as Angel gives Jeb preaching lessons. I also liked the message that no matter how far you are away from God, anybody can be forgiven and anyone can turn his life around, like Jeb. And I liked how at the end, Jeb was willing to take full responsibility for his actions without offering excuses.
I was so excited to find out that this book is the first in a series. I look forward to finding out what happens between Jeb and Fern, if Jeb makes it as a real minister, what becomes of the Welby children, if they will be reunited with their parents and their sister Claudia, what happened to the Welby mother, and where Claudia disappeared to.
|entertaining historical fiction May 17, 2003|
|During the Depression in Arkansas, their mother deserted the three kids several years ago and now their father dumps the children on his girlfriend "Aunt" Lana to unload them on their older married sister. However, Lana abandons thirteen year old Angel and her two younger siblings Willie and Ida May in a movie theater. Angel tries to hitch a ride with a trucker who deposits them on a traveling retired schoolteacher. Instead of taking the children to their older sister, the teacher ditches them in a remote area while stealing their possessions.|
The trucker Jeb Nubey stops nearby and the kids sneak into his truck. When the law stops him, the children pretend to be his family. Already on the lam for an alleged attempted murder in Texarkana, Jeb takes the children to their adult sibling only to find her home deserted. Jeb soon pretends to be a widowed preacher raising the trio by himself. However, it is Angel who tries to turn this pretend quartet into a real family.
This is an entertaining historical fiction that paints a disturbing picture of the Depression via the treatment of the three Welby children by family and others. Still through the actions of Angel, forced into maturity beyond her years, hope exists even for this downtrodden group. The characters make the tale as the FALLEN ANGELS will hook readers with their plight.
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