Beulah s House of Prayer Some storms bring destruction Others bring salvation In the tiny town of Barmy Oklahoma is in desperate need of a miracle The cows are hungry the rain won t fall most of Main Street is boarde

  • Title: Beulah's House of Prayer
  • Author: Cynthia A. Graham
  • ISBN: 9781941799345
  • Page: 141
  • Format: ebook
  • Some storms bring destruction Others bring salvation.In 1934 the tiny town of Barmy, Oklahoma, is in desperate need of a miracle The cows are hungry, the rain won t fall, most of Main Street is boarded up Young aspiring trapeze artist Sugar Watson is dumped unceremoniously into this bleak setting with little money and only one thing on her mind escape Beulah Clinton, aSome storms bring destruction Others bring salvation.In 1934 the tiny town of Barmy, Oklahoma, is in desperate need of a miracle The cows are hungry, the rain won t fall, most of Main Street is boarded up Young aspiring trapeze artist Sugar Watson is dumped unceremoniously into this bleak setting with little money and only one thing on her mind escape Beulah Clinton, a Holy Ghost preacher, has dedicated herself to helping the distressed in this ragged little wasteland, and Sugar soon finds herself thrown in with Marigold Lawford, the simple minded widow of the richest man in town, and Homer Guppy, a boy trouble follows like dust after a wind.Despite Sugar s immediate distaste of Barmy, Beulah s patience, Marigold s kindness, and Homer s unconditional love make her reconsider the meaning of home.On Black Sunday, the worst dust storm in history brings with it a choice Sugar must decide whether or not to return home, leaving the hospitality and love of Barmy s inhabitants A stunning Depression era literary novel with a touch of magical realism, Beulah s House of Prayer captivates until the very end.

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    1. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters captured me from the moment I began reading. And the descriptions made me feel the heat, the dryness, the dust. The attention to details made me feel like I was in Barmy, Oklahoma and knew these people. I can't wait to read more from this author!

    2. Review part of TLC Blog ToursI read ''Beneath Still Waters' by Cynthia A Graham back in March of this year and was very impressed with her debut historical crime novel so when 'Beulah's House of Prayer' popped up for review with the 'TLC Book Tours', I jumped at the chance to be a tour host.Beulah Clinton, a kindly but fierce lay preacher, surprisingly isn't the main character of this story however she is the pivital character that the townsfolk's lives revolve around in this desolate dusty town [...]

    3. Having read and loved both of Cynthia Graham's historical mysteries with Sheriff Hick Blackburn, I was excited to jump on the tour for her newest book. Although retaining the historical fiction and economically struggling small town setting of her other books, Beulah's House of Prayer departs from the mystery genre and instead is a short literary novel with a bit of magical realism skillfully woven in. It amazes me the amount of story and character-building that Graham accomplishes in a relative [...]

    4. I've added this book to my highly recommended shelf! Graham is a story-telling powerhouse. Beulah's House of Prayer combines wonderfully odd but believable characters in a setting that is richly conveyed. Deep human insights are offered through a simple tale of one girl's arrival in a very small town. Gloriously told without a writerly device detected. Eudora Welty fans should add Graham to their must read lists.If you liked this book, check out Goldie Goldberg's The Paperbark Shoe.

    5. Ms. Graham uses language beautifully to set moods and evoke emotion. During one description of a dust storm I looked out the window expecting to see darkness. But her true strength is in describing characters. Her characters are flawed, sometimes painfully and unattractively so, Yet we are taken on journeys into their pasts to see how pain and sorrow damages and then she pulls us alongside as people grow and change. An overarching theme is love requires sacrifice. Yet, Sugar learns that the sacr [...]

    6. I first encountered Cynthia A. Graham's writing with her debut, Beneath Still Waters, and I fell in love with her writing and her characters. She has such a way of writing historical fiction that doesn't stick out as taking place in the past, and the people are so unique and vivid that they still stay in my mind even though I read the book back in February 2016. Beulah's House of Prayer is her first stab at historical fiction with a touch of magical realism, and I was entranced throughout this e [...]

    7. Lessons on life in the dustbowlI won this book in a giveaway for a fair and honest review. I read this book in one sitting, and although I enjoyed it for the wonderful and touching love story, I did find it hard to follow sometimes. The author frequently switches back and forth from the daughter's point of view to the mother's point of view. I found this distracting, when all I wanted to do was lose myself in this wonderful tale.I think the author does a really good job describing what it was l [...]

    8. I would describe this book as a mix of Alice Hoffman and Billie Letts. The publisher categorizes it as "magical realism", and the characters are down-home and relatable. The description of the daily struggles during the Dust Bowl are intriguing and I enjoyed the resiliency, spunk, and determination of the characters. I was rooting for them the whole way.

    9. I loved this book!This book drew me in every time I picked it up - the characters were well developed and her writing style was just perfect. I can still taste the Oklahoma dust in my mouth.

    10. 3 WomenI love books with good strong characters and this has 3 wonderful women living and loving in the Oklahoma Dust Bowl. The style reminds me of Fanny Flagg---nostalgic and warm.

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