Adelaide Piper

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Center Point Pub., 2007 - Fiction - 430 pages
5 Reviews
A Booklist top 10 Christian Fiction title of 2006.

"Hart, with humor and a nice southern accent, has written a fine follow-up to her highly praised first novel, Grace at Low Tide." - Booklist, starred.

"Intelligent and promising." - Publishers Weekly.

The year is 1989 and dark currents lurk beneath the smooth surface of the elite Virginia campus where Adelaide Piper has come to study. Her poetic sensibility and idealism only irritate the socialites and cynics who notice her at all. After a heartbreaking and violent loss of innocence, Adelaide must navigate between her genteel Southern upbringing and the gritty realities of a new generation. Only sheer determination, fueled by a spiritual awakening, will save her from drowning. Ultimately Adelaide must return to the very ground she once cursed--and to a deeper appreciation for her Southern heritage, however broken and imperfect it may be.

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User Review  - Sharon K. Souza -

I loved Adelaide Piper, not just for the story, which I found compelling. But also for the beautiful writing. Beth Webb Hart is high on my list of authors. Her description, voice, and character development are excellent. I also highly recommend The Wedding Machine. Read full review

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User Review  - cataylor - LibraryThing

Nothing about the cover, comments, or CIP made me think this would be such a strongly religious book. It in fact, became down right "preachy". The story covers the college years of a young SC woman ... Read full review

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