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On Hummingbird Wings : A Novel

By (author) Lauraine Snelling

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But Mother is always dying,' is Gillian Ormsby's sarcastic response when her younger, favoured sister tells her she has to go take care of their hypochondriac mother. Much against her will, since she and her mother never have gotten along, Gillian arrives in California to find the garden and yard dead, the blinds all drawn and her mother indeed in bed - waiting to die. But when Gillian talks with the doctor, he assures her there's no medical reason behind her mother's state. Now on a mission to restore her mother to health, Gillian insists Mother get out of bed, eat, exercise and hopefully, choose to live. She also sets about reviving the garden to its former glory, enlisting the help of Adam, a handsome man who owns a family gardening business with his father. Gillian is delighted when a pair of hummingbirds appear and her friendship with Adam grows. Soon, Mother's health improves and one day she announces she and her friend Enzio are going on a cruise. Before Gillian has time to turn around, her mother is gone and she is left high and dry again and wondering, what is she going to do with the rest of her own life.

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 132.08 x 203.2 x 25.4mm | 294.83g
  • 05 May 2011
  • Time Warner Trade Publishing
  • FAITHWORDS
  • New York
  • English
  • 0446582115
  • 9780446582117
  • 535,666

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Lauraine Snelling has been writing since 1980, with over 50 books published, both fiction and non-fiction, historical and contemporary, for adults and young readers. She consistently appears on CBA bestseller lists and are frequently featured in the Crossings Book Club. Lauraine and her husband, Wayne, live in California and have two grown sons.

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"Snelling writes about the foibles of human nature with keen insight and sweet honesty." -- National Church Library Association on One Perfect Day "Snelling's captivating tale will immediately draw readers in. The grief process is accurately portrayed, and readers will be enthralled by the raw emotion of Jenna's and Nora's accounts." -- RT Book Reviews, 2008 on One Perfect Day "Two mothers. Two children. One tragedy. One miracle. Snelling, whose novels have sold more than two million copies, is sure to grab readers from the start of this holiday melodrama ... Fans of Christian women's fiction will enjoy this winning novel." -- Publishers Weekly on One Perfect Day

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