With a Name like Love

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), Sep 27, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
7 Reviews

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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User Review  - lkmuir - LibraryThing

Thirteen-year-old Olivene Love gets tangled up in a murder mystery when her itinerant preaching family arrives in the small town of Binder, Arkansas in 1957. Read full review

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User Review  - writerfidora - LibraryThing

I liked the story overall and I found I liked most of the characters. However, there were times when I felt the characters did not seem realistic enough. Also, the mystery plot did not seem strong enough to me, and I felt it was resolved a little too neatly. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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

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