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RIVER JORDAN A Novel Augusta Trobaugh Publishing to coincide with The Tea-Olive Bird Watching Society. Set in a small town well below the Mason-Dixon line, River Jordan features an improbable friendship among three people who come to depend on one another like family. Jordan, a girl with an adventurous imagination, is hungry for warmth and companionship, since she gets noRIVER JORDAN A Novel Augusta Trobaugh Publishing to coincide with The Tea-Olive Bird Watching Society. Set in a small town well below the Mason-Dixon line, River Jordan features an improbable friendship among three people who come to depend on one another like family. Jordan, a girl with an adventurous imagination, is hungry for warmth and companionship, since she gets no more than scolding from her strict mother and stepfather. When Jordan’s step-grandmother, Miss Amylee, needs a live-in nurse, the family’s housekeeper suggests her sister, Pansy—newly saved and released from prison—for the job. Pansy, Jordan, and Miss Amylee form an unlikely trio, and through small and large triumphs, each recovers a part of herself that was lost....

Title : River Jordan: A Novel
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ISBN : 9780452286603
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 256 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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River Jordan: A Novel Reviews

  • JulieDurnell
    2019-05-28 06:43

    Beautiful, just beautiful! How I love a coming of age story set in the south, but this had the beautiful message of forgiveness of sin paid for by Jesus our Savior as well!

  • Allison
    2019-05-25 02:13

    I would say this book was just "okay". As it is set in the segregated South, I thought there might be some interesting commentary or insight into race relations, but there wasn't. When a ghost angel and Jesus show up in the prologue, I thought there might be some solid elements of magical realism or fantasy, but there wasn't. In the end, it was just a story, and after I finished, I shrugged my shoulders, muttered "okay", and moved on. By no means was it a terrible book, but it wouldn't be at the top of my recommendation list.

  • Kay
    2019-05-19 01:26

    This was my favorite book of the summer, a slight novel that totally accomplishes what it sets out to do. Trobaugh tells her delightful story through the eyes of a precocious child whose mother has married a wealthy man after her husband's death. Neglected, Jordan is befriended by the family cook. The interwoven stories of the characters in a small town in the south in the 50's and their resolution is a pleasure to read.

  • Jill
    2019-06-01 06:43

    I was enjoying this book until just past half way through it. Whenever I read the phrase, "Little did they know" I cluck my tongue and know I'm in trouble. Most of the characters were enjoyable and I liked the concept of the story, but it lost its way.

  • Michelle
    2019-06-08 03:17

    This was a pleasant, easy, quick read. I enjoyed the characters and their voices. I think I would have liked it better if I hadn't been comparing it to Trobaugh's Swan Place, which I ultimately liked more.

  • Suzie
    2019-06-18 03:39

    I loved this book. It is similar to the help in the era and location, but the plot and characters are entirely original. The theme is uplifting and after reading it you'll feel like a better person for sharing in their journey.

  • cati
    2019-06-07 02:18

    FOUND THIS AT THE BROOKSIDE OFFICE SUPPLY SHOP $1!! REALLY GOOD SOUTHERN FAMILY STORY. NO OVER THE TOP RACISM, OR LANGUAGE, ETC. HALEY WILL READ IT NEXT. SWEET CHARACTERS WITH INTERESTING THINGS TO SAY!

  • Ashley
    2019-05-31 00:27

    this was not the best book in the world, i got bored with it and i never finished it, it moves so slowly!!!!

  • Jean
    2019-06-08 00:27

    did not finish

  • Ashley
    2019-05-29 23:42

    I think I have found a new favorite author. This book was very inspiring, and I enjoyed it very much!

  • Martha
    2019-06-03 03:32

    I enjoyed this book. An easy uplifting story to read.

  • georgia
    2019-06-17 00:14

    Ok read but not as food as whistling through the graveyard

  • Viki Siderakis
    2019-05-25 04:30

    This was a cute story. I enjoyed reading it.

  • Bailey Olfert
    2019-06-01 05:31

    An easy read, if a bit on the religious side. Bits of humour to brighten some grim situations. Realistic characters - some likeable and some annoying, as people are.

  • quatina Rockmore
    2019-05-22 02:41

    great book. I will be checking out more from this author.

  • Marilyn Boswell
    2019-05-21 04:37

    Easy reading, good book over all. Not normally my kind of book but I did enjoy it and the content was good.

  • Anne
    2019-06-07 03:27

    A great read with memorable characters.

  • Lori Henrich
    2019-06-13 06:42

    Deep in the old south this story follows the life of Jordan during one summer in her young life. It is a well told story. The characters seem true to the time period. I enjoyed reading it.

  • Liticia
    2019-06-18 04:31

    interesting to think about in comparison to The Help. This was an extremely quick read for me.

  • Mom2nine
    2019-05-28 22:37

    "Trobaugh's writing style is truly lyrical and her stories are gentle and peaceful. I love her books and only wish there were more of them.

  • Staci
    2019-05-25 02:39

    free kindle bok

  • Shannon The Show Stopper
    2019-06-11 00:30

    This is a great book with some great southern female characters! I'm sure you'll fall in love with Jordan...I did :)

  • Candice
    2019-05-23 03:34

    A great story, wished it had been a little longer, maybe learned about her before she was in prison.

  • Arlene
    2019-05-31 22:22

    A good read but not as good as the author's novel, Swan Place.

  • Kathleen
    2019-06-05 05:41

    I'm not a religious person, but it was otherwise an enjoyable read. Jordon was a little girl that was the highlight of the book for me.

  • Christi
    2019-05-20 05:27

    The Help meets Anne of Green Gables, of sorts. cute story