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From the Heart of Covington

A Novel

Covington

Joan A. Medlicott

Thomas Dunne Books

The three spunky ladies who so charmed readers in The Ladies of Convington 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.

Life lessons abound throughout From the Heart of Covington, as housemates Hannah, Grace, and 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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  1In the Blink of an EyeButterflies drank deeply from the faces of red salvia and purple verbena in Hannah’s garden. Along the edges of the stream, vibrant orange daylilies bobbed and waved in a brisk summer breeze. Across the road from the ladies’ farmhouse, open fields were dappled with George Maxwell’s dairy cows. With a light heart and an all’s-wells-with-the-world feeling, Grace noted all this as she drove slowly down Cove Road and turned into the driveway of the home she shared with Hannah and Amelia. Immediately her mood changed.“What’s wrong, Hannah?”
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Praise for From the Heart of Covington

"The issues in From the Heart of Covington are as fresh as tomorrow's news. Medlicott's prose is warm and quick. These three women, in their widow's might, inspire us with dignity and confidence, humor and affection." --Robert Morgan, author of Gap Creek

"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

"Her characters are so real that I began to miss then as soon as I closed the book. From the Heart of Covington is a book that is inspiring and easy to love, one that shows us the true meaning of friendship, family ties, and grace." --Silas House, author of Clay's Quilt

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Joan A. Medlicott

  • Joan Medlicott lives with her husband in Barnardsville, North Carolina. She may be contacted at: P.O. Box 355, Barnardsville, NC 28709 or at jmedlicott@mindspring.com.
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From the Heart of Covington

A Novel

Covington

Joan A. Medlicott

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Thomas Dunne Books

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