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Widower Graham Lockwood hasn't stepped foot in church since he lost his family. So he can't possibly say yes to his new neighbor's request that he lead the handbell choir. But widowed mother Reeny Landry is so hopeful--and her fatherless children so in need--that Graham agrees to help. Suddenly, the man who closed himself off is coming out of his shell. And he finds himsel ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Steeple Hill (first published January 1st 2010)
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Janine
Oct 27, 2013 Janine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"The Heart's Song" by Winnie Griggs is an emotional rollercoaster of an excellent book, that I found so tender.

Loss is never easy no matter in what form. Both Graham and Reeny know what it is like to loose a beloved spouse, and there are a few more losses that is experience, but they sure don't approach their loss the same way. It was their differences that attracted both of them to me, for it showed that everyone grieved differently which is okay.

I loved seeing the positive in everything Reeny
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Dora Okeyo
This is a beautiful book about forgiveness and moving on after losing a loved one. I bought this book because of twp things: the cover page and a review. I heard a friend say that she'd seen on the 'to read list' given by their church pastor, on moving on after death.
It is beautifully written and it begins with Graham, who leaves his town St. Louis for a small towm Tippanyville, to be a Math teacher. He's trying to move on after losing his wife and their unborn child, and he thinks this town wo
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Ausjenny
Apr 20, 2012 Ausjenny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contempory
Firstly thanks Winnie for this book. I won it in a contest and got to choose which book I want. From the first time I heard of this book and then all the interviews I really wanted to read this book. The book didn't disappoint. The book features Reeny and Graham who have both lost their life partners. Reeny also has been given the chance to do something to honor her husbands memory. She has a dream of a handbell chior. Her daughter is mute and this is something she can participate in. Graham is ...more
Barbara
May 07, 2012 Barbara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I always enjoy Winnie Griggs stories because of their sweet, gentle atmosphere. The Heart's Song is like a big bar of Godiva chocolate, you want to devour the whole thing at once but you know you will get more pleasure by savoring each chapter. This is a carefully woven story of two lovely people who have truly loved, suffered loss, and then carry on, one turning away from God and tbe other leaning steadfastly on Him. Their relationship develops and builds to a true test of faith and the affirma ...more
Michele Minor
Nov 07, 2010 Michele Minor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a sweet story about how a handbell choir can be used for healing in the community. When Reeny Landry's husband died there was some money left for her to memorialize him. She chooses to start a handbell choir that can minister to both the community and those in it. When widower Graham Lockwood comes to town he is recruited to help her with the handbell choir. He also has some hurt from the death of his wife and small daughter where he is mad at God for their deaths. He also starts to act ...more
Julie
Apr 19, 2015 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I ove these Love Inspired books! They are nice and easy to read.
Kelly Knapp
Mar 28, 2015 Kelly Knapp rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Kelly by: Won from FreshFiction.com
Terrific story and writer.
Lisa
I really enjoyed this story. Reeny and Graham, and several of the other characters, are very relatable, and though you may never have/plan to visit Louisiana, you actually feel right at home. An afternte from Ms. Griggs says that this was her first "foray into wirting about contemporary times...." Well, brava, cherie, brava!
Patti Powell95
Jul 12, 2012 Patti Powell95 rated it liked it
I liked the kids but it was a little sappy even for the weekend reading.
Karen
Jan 18, 2013 Karen rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading about a start-up handbell choir!
Victoria Bylin
Jul 22, 2010 Victoria Bylin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm loving this story!
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Winnie Griggs grew up in south Louisiana in an undeveloped area her friends thought of as the very back of beyond. With her two younger siblings and another family of two siblings for playmates, she spent many an hour exploring the overgrown land around her home, cutting jungle trails, building forts and frontier camps, and looking for pirate ships on the nearby bayou.

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