With a Name like Love

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Sep 27, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
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One of School Library Journal’s Best Fiction Books of 2011

When Ollie’s daddy, the Reverend Everlasting Love, pulls their travel trailer into Binder to lead a three-day revival, Ollie knows that this town will be like all the others they visit— it is exactly the kind of nothing Ollie has come to expect. But on their first day in town, Ollie meets Jimmy Koppel, whose mother is in jail for murdering his father. Jimmy insists that his mother is innocent, and Ollie believes him. Still, even if Ollie convinces her daddy to stay in town, how can two kids free a grown woman who has signed a confession?  Ollie’s longing for a friend and her daddy’s penchant for searching out lost souls prove to be a formidable force in this tiny town where everyone seems bent on judging and jailing without a trial. 

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Hilmo's storytelling and world-building simply shine! - Goodreads
This story is a wonderful page turner. - Goodreads
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Like I said, great character development! - Goodreads
Character development was spot on. - Goodreads

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User Review  - wscalfaro - LibraryThing

Tess Hilmo’s debut novel is a story about the power of love to heal and transform. When Olivene Love arrives in rural Binder, Arkansas with her parents and sisters, she expects their stay to be a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Aeicha - Goodreads

Tess Hilmo's With a Name Like Love is a moving and well-written middle-grade contemporary with charming characters, a wonderfully crafted setting, and a story that is equal parts mystery, humor, and ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Tess Hilmo is a writer and an amateur composer who lives in Highland, Utah.

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