A Novella

Book - 2001
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"Life is a gift too precious to be unwrapped in haste. Neither of Maggie Rivers' adult daughters realizes how their frantic drive for achievement is speeding them headlong past the things that matter most in life. So when Maggie purchases plane tickets for them to join her in a vacation on the Gulf of Mexico, they almost decline the offer. Circumstances force the issue, and the sisters find themselves first thrown together, then ultimately drawn together, in one memorable week in a cabin called Seaside. As Maggie sets out to photograph the faces and moods of her overachieving daughters, more than photos develop. A picture emerges of possibilities that come only by slowing down and savoring the simple treasures of the moment. It takes a mother's love and honesty to teach her daughters a wiser, uncluttered way of life---one that can bring peace to their hearts and healing to their relationships. And though the lesson comes on wings of grief, the sadness is tempered with faith, restoration, and a joy that comes from the hand of God."--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Elaia Press, 2001.
ISBN: 9780310233183
Characteristics: 110 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Christian fiction
Religious fiction.
Florida -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Fiction.
Beaches -- Fiction.
Seaside resorts -- Fiction.
Women photographers -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.


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Nov 02, 2015

Although parts of this story can be seen as naive or predictable, I enjoyed the heart of the writing. Nice quick afternoon read that brings you to contemplate your every day walk in life.


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Nov 02, 2015

"She wishes just once she had been quiet with them, walking along abandoned beaches, sailing on quiet waters, fishing on a lonely pier. If she had her child-rearing to do over, she would take them outside at night and lie in a blanket, starring at the stars. She would teach them to breathe the breeze that caressed their faces, to savor the scent of jasmine, to walk for pleasure and not for exercise."


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