Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow by Joyce Magnin


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow

Abingdon Press (September 2009)

by

Joyce Magnin



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Joyce Magnin is the author of short fiction and personal experience articles. She co-authored the book, Linked to Someone in Pain. She has been published in such magazines as Relief Journal, Parents Express, Sunday Digest, and Highlights for Children.

Joyce attended Bryn Mawr College and is a member of the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Fellowship. She is a frequent workshop leader at various writer’s conferences and women’s church groups.

She has three children, Rebekah, Emily, and Adam; one grandson, Lemuel Earnest; one son-in-law, Joshua, and a neurotic parakeet who can’t seem to keep a name. Joyce leads a small fiction group called StoryCrafters. She enjoys baseball, football, cream soda, and needle arts but not elevators. She currently lives in Havertown, Pennsylvania.

The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow is her first published novel.






ABOUT THE BOOK

The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow is the story of an unusual woman, Agnes Sparrow. No longer able or willing to leave her home, where she is cared for by her long-suffering sister Griselda, Agnes has committed her life to the one thing she can do-besides eat. Agnes Sparrow prays and when Agnes prays things happen, including major miracles of the cancer, ulcer-healing variety along with various minor miracles not the least of which is the recovery of lost objects and a prize-winning pumpkin.

The rural residents of Bright's Pond are so enamored with Agnes they plan to have a sign erected on the interstate that reads, "Welcome to Bright's Pond, Home of Agnes Sparrow." This is something Agnes doesn't want and sends Griselda to fight city hall.

Griselda's petitions are shot down and the sign plans press forward until a stranger comes to town looking for his miracle from Agnes. The truth of Agnes's odd motivation comes out when the town reels after a shocking event. How could Agnes allow such evil in their midst? Didn't she know?

Well, the prayers of Agnes Sparrow have more to do with Agnes than God. Agnes has been praying to atone for a sin committed when she was a child. After some tense days, the townsfolk, Griselda, and Agnes decide they all need to find their way back to the true source of the miracles-God.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow, go HERE




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Joyce can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

Come and visit with those that are posting for this tour:
Amy at My Life
Andie at Radiant Light
April at Projecting A
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brandilyn at Forensics and Faith
Camy at Camy Tang
Carla at Carla's Writing Café
Carol at Blogging With Carol
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Dave at The Plot Thickens
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Debra at Soul Reflections
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Gretchen at Inspire Me
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jennifer at Musings on This, That, & The Other Thing
Jennifer at My Buckling Bookshelf
Jenny at Come Meet AusJenny
Jim B. at The Bedford Review
Kate at A Simple Walk
Kelly at A Disciple's Steps
Kelly at Scrambled Dregs
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
Laura at Laura William's Musings
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Lori at Noggin Bits
Lynetta at Open Book
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Michelle at Michelle's Great Blogs
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Stacy at Vader's Mom
Stephanie at Olive Tree
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Tracy at Pix-N-Pens
Vanessa at Ramblings of A Texas Housewife

17 comments:

Rulan said...

Posted and pinged.

Kim said...

Posted and pinged. Also have an interview with the author up! Stop by!

http://berlysue.blogspot.com

Kim

April Erwin said...

Mine's up

Jasmine said...

Posted!

Jennifer AlLee said...

Posted and pinged with a link to an interview I did with Joyce.

Tarasview said...

posted- no review- I moved this weekend and my house is chaos.

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with review at http://www.daysongreflections.com/?p=2858

Kelly Klepfer said...

Reviewed and posted at Dregs tonight and NR in the morning.

Andi said...

Posted, pinged. I'm in the middle of this one and loving it! Hoping to have a review up soon!

Deborah said...

mine's up

stampedwithgrace said...

posted :)

Jenny said...

Posted and pinged.

carla stewart said...

Posted and pinged. Have just started this book - great beginning!

Ausjenny said...

posting, was trying to finish it first but still reading. am enjoying it

Margie Vawter said...

Posted. Full review to come later.

Gretchen Geyer said...

Posted & pinged!

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review