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    free read The Garden of Happy Endings PDF FREE [The Garden of Happy Endings] download ò eBook or Kindle ePUB ¿ Barbara ONeal Audiobook versionI loved this story so thoughtful and enjoyable Loved the three women and each of their stories There search and exploration of what makes them happy was important I especially appreciated Elsa's journey her spiritual one and her search for her partner in life Felt very real and authentic Narration was perfect Made this story even enjoyable Great pacing lovely variation of voice for various characters

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    PDF FREE [The Garden of Happy Endings] After a young child in her parish is murdered Rev Elsa Montgomery has a crisis of faith Fleeing her church in Seattle and returning to the poor community in Colorado where she grew up she finds purpose by making meals for the poor i

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    PDF FREE [The Garden of Happy Endings] free read The Garden of Happy Endings I picked this up because Gayle recommended it and then was somewhat disconcerted when I started it and discovered it was about a woman grappling with her faith This is not territory I usually pursue as I'm not terribly interested in feel good Christian fiction The story after the violent death of one of her young parishioners the Reverend starts falling apart and takes a leave of absence to grapple with her do

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    PDF FREE [The Garden of Happy Endings] This is not the type of book that a normally read but a friend read it in a day and loaned it to me hoping I'd enjoy it too And I did enjoy some of the book there are several characters and I had powerful feelings about all of themThe story mainly revolves around a woman named Elsa who has been through a few periods of doubting her faith including a horrible encounter with a priest who destroyed her dreams of becoming a

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    PDF FREE [The Garden of Happy Endings] download ò eBook or Kindle ePUB ¿ Barbara ONeal free read The Garden of Happy Endings I liked Elsa's story uite a bit Tamsin's a little less so Alexa was mostly an eye roll luckily she wasn't in the book too much Thankfully the majority of the story is about ElsaElsa's suffering from a lack of faith made difficult because she's a reverend but she still has the urge to serve and help peopleGoing back to her hometown of Pueblo

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    PDF FREE [The Garden of Happy Endings] Spring is upon us and I can’t help but feel inspired by the lush greenery that surrounds me I want to open up all the windows in my house and let the healing power of nature seep in It’s always astounding how books seem to find y

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    free read The Garden of Happy Endings download ò eBook or Kindle ePUB ¿ Barbara ONeal Barbara ONeal ¿ 3 summary I have read this author since her Barbara Samuel days and even a few Ruth Wind category novels She is an auto buy for me A good read always guarenteed; she's not let me down even once But this book was something With each novel O'Neal gets better digs deeper does than transport me but something like transforms me I'm sa

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    download ò eBook or Kindle ePUB ¿ Barbara ONeal PDF FREE [The Garden of Happy Endings] Barbara ONeal ¿ 3 summary RomanceI kept seeing The Garden of Happy Endings on Vine’s Last Harvest list It kept calling to me so when there were only two left I put in a reuest I am glad I did Although this is a book filled with religion I would never label it Christian fiction The book starts with a prolog about Elsa as she turns her back on God the seco

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    Barbara ONeal ¿ 3 summary PDF FREE [The Garden of Happy Endings] I'm not sure what I had expected going into this book It had popped up as a recommendation awhile ago and even that I'm fuzzy on the origin But it had garden in the title was supposed to be romantic and supposed t

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review The Garden of Happy Endings × eBook or Kindle ePUB From Barbara O’Neal beloved author of How to Bake a Perfect Life and The Lost Recipe for Happiness comes another magical heartfelt novel perfect for fans of Kristin Hannah and Susan Wiggs  After tragedy shatters her small community in Seattle the Reverend Elsa Montgomery has a crisis of faith Returning to her hometown of Pueblo Colorado she seeks work in a local soup kitchen Preparing nourishing meals for folks in need she keeps. After a young child in her parish is murdered Rev Elsa Montgomery has a crisis of faith Fleeing her church in Seattle and returning to the poor community in Colorado where she grew up she finds purpose by making meals for the poor in the soup kitchen of her best friend s church With the help of a recovered alcoholic and the community they take over a rubbish strewn vacant lot and create a garden But gang violence is a constant threat The Garden of Happy Endings is an unconventionally spiritual book about loss grief and healing It somehow manages to broach these issues without ever being too preachy or offering up pat answers

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review The Garden of Happy Endings × eBook or Kindle ePUB Get growing A community garden in the poorest roughest part of town becomes a lifeline Creating a place of hope and sustenance opens Elsa and Tamsin to the renewing power of rich earth sunshine and the warm cleansing rain of tears While Elsa finds her heart blooming in the care of a rugged landscaper Tamsin discovers the joy of losing herself in the act of giving and both women discover that with time and care happy endings flouris. I have read this author since her Barbara Samuel days and even a few Ruth Wind category novels She is an auto buy for me A good read always guarenteed she s not let me down even once But this book was something With each novel O Neal gets better digs deeper does than transport me but something like transforms me I m saying this clumsy the things she says clear Notice I don t give summaries of stories Today after finishing this book I needed to vent A few of the elements of this book spoke right to my heart The heroine is a lapsed Catholic So am I She is a Unity minister I also left Catholicism for Unity Looking for answers seeking spirit This is what O Neal does so well here She portrays what it feels like to be without answers to smack up against evil to live in a world of ambiguity As for Unity when my church in Detroit had the good fortune to hire Marianne Williamson as our minister I could not believe it Williamson reminds me of O Neal in her unrelentingly honest search for truth I d read Williamson and worked A Course in Miracles in a dark period of my life and so to hear that one of my favorite authors would be lecturing every Sunday at my church well that was my miracle But Williamson is JewishUnity is ChristianIf there s one uibble I have with the spiritual aspect in O Neal s book it is the problem I ultimately had with Unity Because Williamson is a Jew she eventually got the boot I see things in a broader inclusive way than just Christian There are other religions and spiritual paths I gotta say though that O Neal got all the touches right for both Catholic and Unity And I think that without putting it into direct words she also went beyond Christian beliefs in some of the later passagesNow having talked about all the spiritual aspects of this book there s much to it There s love of course and conflict and trouble and redemption There s something almost holy about O Neal s prose She s not a christian writer This is that kind of book It s a novel that goes beyond borders of what a love story should be what a religious calling should be and what spirit can do

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review The Garden of Happy Endings × eBook or Kindle ePUB Her hands busy while her heart searches for understanding   Meanwhile her sister Tamsin as pretty and colorful as Elsa is unadorned and steadfast finds her perfect life shattered when she learns that her financier husband is a criminal Enduring shock and humiliation as her beautiful house and possessions are seized the woman who had everything now has nothing but the clothes on her back   But when the going gets tough the tough. I picked this up because Gayle recommended it and then was somewhat disconcerted when I started it and discovered it was about a woman grappling with her faith This is not territory I usually pursue as I m not terribly interested in feel good Christian fiction The story after the violent death of one of her young parishioners the Reverend starts falling apart and takes a leave of absence to grapple with her doubts She goes home to Colorado during which her sister discovers that her husband is a Bernie Madoff figure She finds this out when federal agents seize her home all of her possessions and her bank accounts She has seventeen dollars in her wallet and she has to figure out what she is going to do since her husband has disappeared and she has no marketable skills other than uilting They two sisters try to regain their euilibrium and find peace This was meaty and interesting and it never devolved into simplistic isn t Jesus great fiction I liked that they were able to talk about their spirituality without it being overwhelming or off putting And I liked that although they were spiritual leaders it didn t mean they don t also have doubts All in all I thought it was pretty interesting well done enough that I m interested in reading of her books

  • Paperback
  • 416
  • The Garden of Happy Endings
  • Barbara ONeal
  • English
  • 12 July 2020
  • 9780553386783