Mixed Signals (Google eBook)

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Doubleday Religious Publishing Group, Mar 23, 2011 - Fiction - 384 pages
38 Reviews
Love Is on the Air

Belle O’Brien, the woman behind the warmest voice in Virginia radio, has one problem: Her oldies show on WPER-FM is a solid-gold hit, but her love life, at thirty-two years and counting, is an off-the-charts disaster. The pickings are slim in small-town Abingdon. Will it be smooth-talking Patrick Reese, the man who launched her radio career a decade earlier? Moody but handsome David Cahill, the chief engineer with a mysterious past and a new life in Christ? Or Matthew the Methodist, her pastor across the street? Surrounded by an on-air cast of colorful characters, Belle’s journey toward joy is filled with humor, heartache, and endless surprises. Norah Silver-Smyth, her friend and encourager, will join Belle in discovering that it’s never too late to listen to your heart.

“One of the most delightful surprises I’ve had all year—

a first novel that moved me to both laughter and tears!”

Susan Wiggs, USA Today bestselling author Love Is on the Air

Belle O’Brien, the woman behind the warmest voice in Virginia radio, has a problem: Her oldies show is a solid-gold hit, but her love life is an off-the-charts disaster.

Her prospects for a husband are small-town slim. Will it be smooth-talking Patrick Reese, who launched her radio career? Moody but handsome David Cahill, WPER’s enigmatic broadcast engineer? Matthew the Methodist, her oh-so-available pastor? Or the mysterious radio listener who signs his letters, “All Ears in Abingdon”?

As Belle embarks on a journey toward joy, Norah Silver-Smyth, proprietor of The Silver Spoon, cooks up her own delicious recipe for happily-ever-after in this winsome tale filled with humor, tenderness, endless surprises…and two happy endings!

“Liz Curtis Higgs…has succeeded magnificently with her first fictional effort.”

K-LOVE News & Reviews

“Christian fiction isn’t known for humorous books, so this title is a special joy.”

Library Journal

“Great laughs, good solid story, surprises and twists, and great characters.”

Francine Rivers, bestselling author of Redeeming Love

“Absolutely wonderful. An outstanding and heart-warming debut!”

Angela Elwell Hunt, author of The Note

Mixed Signals was my sweet reward at the end of my demanding days…a most satisfying treat!” Jane Johnson Struck, Senior Editor, Today’s Christian Woman

Story Behind the Book

Before she became a platform speaker, Liz Curtis Higgs spent ten years as a successful radio personality, moving town to town, up and down the dial. In Mixed Signals, Liz draws on that memorable decade to create WPER, an oldies station in Abingdon , Virginia . The Barter Theater was included with thanks to her experience with amateur drama productions, and the ten hot-air balloon ascents she weathered while a broadcaster were also put to use. Her heroine, Belle, marries a radio station engineer…just as Liz did nearly twenty years ago. But there the parallels end in this winsome tale with two happy endings.


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Great book from a great writer. - Goodreads
Nice love story but rather predictable. - Christianbook.com
The characters heart-warming and the ending satisfying. - Christianbook.com
The prose and setting are incandescent. - Christianbook.com
I expected a tame love story without a lot of depth. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jeni Enjaian - Goodreads

A review from my old blog... I absolutely adore Ms. Higgs Scottish series. In all honesty I cannot get enough of those characters and love her writing style. I've never read anything else of hers ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tracy Collier - Goodreads

Very sweet. I expected a tame love story without a lot of depth. I found myself emotionally involved with the characters early on and finished the book in a couple of days. Very enjoyable. I will read it again! Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
23
Section 3
33
Section 4
44
Section 5
65
Section 6
77
Section 7
91
Section 8
105
Section 17
213
Section 18
227
Section 19
239
Section 20
251
Section 21
263
Section 22
273
Section 23
285
Section 24
301

Section 9
117
Section 10
127
Section 11
139
Section 12
151
Section 13
165
Section 14
177
Section 15
191
Section 16
203
Section 25
315
Section 26
325
Section 27
337
Section 28
353
Section 29
367
Section 30
377
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About the author (2011)

An award-winning speaker since 1986, Liz Curtis Higgs has stepped onto 1,500 platforms in all fifty states and six foreign countries encouraging women to grow in Christ and celebrate their faith. As the author of twenty-two books, including her first contemporary novel, Mixed Signals, her bestselling historical novels, Thorn in My Heart and Fair Is the Rose , her nonfiction bestseller Bad Girls of the Bible, and a series of Gold Medallion Award–winning children’s books, Liz touches the hearts of her readers with real-life humor and grace-filled encouragement. She and her husband, Bill, live with their two teenagers and too many cats in Louisville , Kentucky .


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