The Angels of Morgan Hill

Donna VanLiere

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From Donna VanLiere—the author of the beloved Christmas Hope series—comes a moving novel of faith, family, and destiny.
You might think that what you’re about to read has a great deal to do with my father and growing up poor in east Tennessee, but there is so much more—what captured my heart was the hope of belonging and the dream of family.  The woman I am has a great deal to do with that ninth year of my life.  It started out as any other year, nothing extraordinary, but as each day unfolded it became remarkable in every way.  There are times when I’m still amazed we made it through.  It has been said that every life has a story.  This is my story…--From the Prologue
Jane Gable thinks 1947 will be like every other year in Morgan Hill, Tennessee but but it’s the year everything changes.  Jane first lays eyes on young Milo Turner the day that her abusive, alcoholic father is buried in the Morgan Hill cemetery. The Turners are the first black family ever to move into the area, and while their presence challenges the comfort of many in the small, tight-knit community, Jane and her brother, John, have found new friends. 
Then tragedy strikes the Turner household, and the Gable family is asked to make a decision that could rip their world apart. One path might open up a whole new world and bring them closer than ever.  Or it might bring them nothing but trouble and heartache.  On their journey, Jane discovers that angels are all around us, every day, in the most extraordinary—and ordinary—ways.
The Angels of Morgan Hill is filled with unforgettable characters who show us the ways and means of the heart and prove that even in the darkest hours, we are never truly alone.

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Chapter One 
The Morgan Hill cemetery was right behind the church, so you can imagine how convenient funerals were at that time. After a message by the preacher, we would simply walk out the back door and say good-bye to the poor dead soul in the casket. On a day of rain, we’d have the funeral service in the church and leave the casket there until the rain let up; at that time the undertakers would come back and bury it. But an eleven o’clock wedding was scheduled on the day we buried Daddy, and apparently the bride did not want his casket up front with her as she exchanged vows with her

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt and hear Donna VanLiere read from her novel The Angels of Morgan Hill. The small town of Morgan Hill, Tennessee, is turned upside down in 1947 when the Turners become the only black family ever to move into the area. Nine-year-old Jane Gable first lays eyes on young Milo Turner the day that her trouble-making, alcoholic father is buried in the Morgan Falls cemetery. When the Turners begin work as sharecroppers on a local tobacco farm, their presence challenges the comfort

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Praise for The Angels of Morgan Hill

Donna VanLiere’s novels are:
"Touching and uplifting."
--Library Journal
--American Profile
--Publishers Weekly
"Truly superb."
--Medina Gazette
--Tampa Tribune & Times
--The Sanford Herald
"Full of precious gifts for all of us."
--The Washington Times

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About the Author

Donna VanLiere

Donna VanLiere is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. Her much-loved Christmas Hope series includes The Christmas Shoes and The Christmas Blessing, both of which were adapted into movies for CBS Television; The Christmas Secret; The Christmas Journey; and The Christmas Hope, which was adapted into a film by Lifetime. She is also the author of Finding Grace. VanLiere is the recipient of a Retailer's Choice Award for Fiction, a Dove Award, a Silver Angel Award, an Audie Award for best inspirational fiction, and a nominee for a Gold Medallion Book of the Year. She is a gifted speaker who speaks regularly at conferences. She lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with her husband and their children.

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The Angels of Morgan Hill
Donna VanLiere

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St. Martin's Press
November 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429927543
ISBN10: 1429927542
240 pages

Abridged Digital Audio

Abridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
October 2006
Abridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427200051
ISBN10: 142720005X
Audio Run Time: 3:00

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Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
October 2006
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427201478
ISBN10: 1427201471
Audio Run Time: 6:00

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
October 2006
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250026644
ISBN10: 1250026644
5 x 7 1/8 inches, 240 pages

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