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Fiction
Author: Karen White,Penelope J. Stokes
ISBN: 1415932166
Subcategory: Contemporary
Publisher Books on Tape, Inc.; Unabridged edition (2006)
Language English
Category: Fiction
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 321
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eBook Delta Belles download

by Karen White,Penelope J. Stokes


FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The author of Circle of Grace hits all the right notes in this uplifting novel about the reunion of the Delta Belles.

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Listened to this book as an audio book. Great story about a group of girls and the paths their lives took them.

Papa Bear, the largest of the three, was a Showa Sanke, red and black and white with a pattern just above his dorsal fin that looked like the state of Florida. The other two were dubbed, predictably, Mama Bear and Baby Bear.

Papa Bear, the largest of the three, was a Showa Sanke, red and black and white with a pattern just above his dorsal fin that looked like the state of Florida. Whenever Trip needed to work things out, he retreated to the waterfall pond, to the silent fish.

I haveread Penelope Stokes before but this book is exceptional

As graduation draws near, all the Delta Belles seem poised for bright futures. I haveread Penelope Stokes before but this book is exceptional. A grest and fast read. Penelope J. Stokes is the critically acclaimed author of The Blue Bottle Club, The Amethyst Heart, The Amber Photograph, The Treasure Box, The Wishing Jar and The Memory Book. in Renaissance Literature and was a college professor for 12 years before leaving the classroom to write full-time. Stokes resides in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina.

Delta Belles I remember our time at the W and how the Delta Belles made those years so special

In a world of cotton-candy religiosity, where sweetness is valued over substance, Penelope Stokes is a bright beacon. Her stories touch the heart, engage the brain, and expand the spirit. Philip Gulley,author of the series. I remember our time at the W and how the Delta Belles made those years so special. Surely you recall those wonderful concerts, how everyone loved the group and the music and th. ell, the life those songs represented. And so I am writing with a request. I think it would be wonderful to get the Delta Belles back together to play for the anniversary banquet. It wouldn’t have to be anything elaborate or formal. A few familiar tunes, just for old times’ sake.

Twenty-five years after breaking up, a bitter, widowed Delta Ballou is reunited with her old friends and fellow members of the popular 1960s musical group, the Delta Belles.

Twenty-five years after breaking up, a bitter, widowed Delta Ballou is reunited with her old friends and fellow members of the popular 1960s musical group, the Delta Belles, when they are asked to get together to perform at their college reunion.

Penelope Delta (Greek: Πηνελόπη Δέλτα; 1874, Alexandria, Khedivate of Egypt – 2 May 1941, Athens) was a Greek author of teenage literature. Practically the first Greek writer of books for children, her historical novels have been widely read and influenced Greek popular perceptions on national identity and history.

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Karen White gives voice to each of the diverse personalities-from Rae Dawn, a New Orleans R&B star, to Delta Ballou, who launches a folk group called the Delta Belles as a prank. White even lightens the accent of the twin who fled her Southern hometown after her sister stole her fiancé. The reunion at Mississippi College for Women brings the foursome back together and sets the stage for Delta's listening to the tribulations of her classmates and finally revealing the trauma of witnessing her husband's death

The author of Circle of Grace hits all the right notes in this uplifting novel about the reunion of the Delta Belles, a music group that takes the country by storm in the 1960s.The year is 1965 and the Spring Fling Talent Show is in the works at the Mississippi College for Women, a proper Southern institution. As a joke, Delta Ballou puts the names of her three best friends on the list of performers. Rising to the challenge, they agree to sing and even convince Delta to join them. Rae Dawn DuChamp plays the piano and weaves harmonies in a smoky contralto. Lacy Cantrell masters the basic guitar chords, and her twin sister, Lauren, contributes a pleasing voice. They call themselves the Delta Belles and win the talent show hands-down.What started as a lark turns into an exciting adventure. The Delta Belles perform at protests and voter registration rallies across the country. As graduation draws near, all the Delta Belles seem poised for bright futures.Twenty-five years later, Delta, recently widowed and angry at God, is asked to get the Belles together to perform at their college reunion. Lacy and Lauren haven’t spoken to each other in years, and Rae Dawn has been beset by overwhelming losses. Their reunion turns out to be much more than an opportunity to relive the past. As the old friends reconnect, they come to a new understanding of the meaning and value of their lives.
Landarn
Penelope Stokes exemplifies in this book her fine writing skills. I cared about what happened to the characters in this book and wanted them to find redemption, peace, and joy. The book, set in Mississippi in the late 1960s, offers a realistic view of the challenges these college friends face. I appreciated how the author balanced a variety of perspectives on the issues while still maintaining the depth and complexity of her characters. The author crafts an engaging story that has heart and soul.
Sharpbringer
Nearing the end of Delta Belles, I read the reviews on Amazon. I was prompted to answer those who want to throw out a very moving story because they do not agree with the lifestyle of some of the characters. This author has taken a non-judgmental approach to homosexuality, while giving a beautiful view of married love and a realistic look at infidelity. Her ability to depict a loving God, admitting the reality of doubts and questions, and provide hopeful encouragement to those of us who do have all the answers is refreshing and makes me want to hear more from her. The fact that she describes in such a delightful fashion the university from which she and I graduated (even though many years apart) was the hook that captured me in the first chapter. But what kept me reading is the story that she weaves from past to present, with each character so clearly defined. I WOULD recommend this book to my friends, even those who close their minds to the possibility that our God is big enough to embrace His children no matter who they are.
Lilegha
I really liked the storyline, but the book was a little choppy because kept moving between characters and timeframes
Carrot
If I were to rate this book purely on how well-written it is, I would give it a 5. Penelope Stokes is an incredibly good writer, with an amazing ability to describe events and people so that they come alive. I purchased this book because I had read many of her others, including the Blue Bottle Club.

Some of her books, such as The Amber Photograph, deal with difficult issues, but the subject matter is presented in a way that is redemptive and encouraging. No one could consider a book such as The Amber Photograph an example of cotton candy religious drivel. Although the story line in The Amber Photograph has a surreal tone at times, the story illustrates the very real biblical perspective that a knowable God exists and He is at work in the midst of a very broken world.

When I picked up Delta Belles I was expecting a similar perspective. I was surprised to find that Delta Belles has a completely different flavor than the other books I have read by Penelope Stokes. The book leaves the reader with the impression that although no absolute truth exists, virtue lies in continually seeking and questioning. Strength comes from developing strong friendships (particularly among women), not from relationship with a God Who is real and knowable.

The story line in Delta Belles does keep the reader going. The plot is not completely predictable, and characters are so real that you want to find out what happens to them. Much of the content, however, is rather sordid.

Due to graphic content I would categorize Delta Belles as "adult fiction" (although not all adults WANT to read this kind of fiction). Although crafted better than the average cheap graphic novel, overall I would have to place this book squarely in the category of average adult fiction.

The book does depart a bit from average adult fiction in that it raises some thought-provoking questions and provides insight into various points of view. However, because of the radical departure from a biblical worldview, to call Delta Belles an inspirational or Christian book is, in my opinion, a serious misnomer. If the book is presented as Christian, I would have to give it a 1 (since there is no 0 rating).

If you're looking for well-written adult fiction and the worldview presented is not important to you, you will be fine with this book. If you want insight into a mindset that many people have and do not object to swearing and somewhat graphic content, this book could be helpful to you. If you are looking for a wholesome read written from a biblical perspective, I suggest you look elsewhere.
Zulkigis
She is A GREAT Writer. She weaves the stories of 4 women in and out so very well.
Siratius
Delta Belles is very enjoyable reading. The story is great, the characters are real people, and the writing is splendid. From some of the other reviews, it would appear that some readers of this author want a fundamentalist religious approach that totally ageees with their distorted definition of Christianity; and they are startled that Stokes approaches real life and spirituality in a mature fashion. It is not the purpose of this author or this novel to interept the Bible, though the discussions presented are significant and meaningful. Those who are still in the infancy of their religious development should perhaps seek other writers and not criticize a wonderful book that is both enjoyable and thought provoking. Reading this novel can help the reader develop a broader base for the meaning of life for Stokes addresses real life problems and doesn't sugar-coat them. Write on, Penny, your last two books are terrific. P.S. I'm a former W girl, too.
Coron
I enjoyed the book. I wish I could pass it on to my 15 yr. old granddaughter but some of the content won't allow me to. However, it was facinating to read and 'watch" this story all come together.
The book arrived in good time and was in excellent condition.
thanks,
Connie from NC
Not what I expected after reading 2 of her other books. I was disappointed.