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Preview — Some Wildflower in My Heart by Jamie Langston Turner
Some Wildflower in My Heart (Derby #2)
But something dark lurks beneath the surface of her placid and uncluttered being, something dusty with neglect, yet painful to the touch.
Birdie Freeman is everything Margaret is not: homely, humble, and gen...more
Margaret and Birdie came to life in a profound way on the pages. By the time I finished this book, I felt like I knew them both. The story of their relationship, beginning as co-workers and ending as close friends, made me look at my own relationships differently and wonder about my own ability to give...more
In the real world, anyone behaving like Margaret is sure to go to their grave friendless. But because one woman’s love fo...more
One of my favorite lines was when Birdie spoke truthfully to Margaret:
"We can't do anything about suffering, Margaret," she said. "It'...more
a. I’ve read several of Jamie Langston Turner’s books, this one being the first. If I had read the others, I would not have read this one. This one was the best out of all of them. It was wonderful.
b. Birdie and Margaret are the main characters. Both work in a school cafeteria. Margaret has been working there for years but Birdie just starts there. Birdie works her way into Margaret’s heart at work and at home. Margaret is married to a man several years her junior – a marriage of c...more
More, I enjoyed the realistic characters--I felt like I knew many of them (set in SC, so many things spoke of home).
Most of all, I felt inspired to be a better Christian, a better example of the believers. It was a good reminder of the impact we can have on others' lives, of the glorious things we know when we know Christ--and how much other people need what we have.
If you are the type of person that enjoys books for the believable characters in them, then this book is not for you. I liked the plot, but found the main character to be so cold and prickly that I just could not imagine she would really find herself with a husband and a friend--both of which seemed to adore her.