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Subject: been looking for a specific book
Date Posted: 2/19/2008 5:35 PM ET
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Christian fiction set in late 20th century England. About a small village, follows several different characters within the community. The things I remember best are the family struggling with their son's homosexuality, another family worrying about an adult child who is a missionary in a dangerous place, and the village busybody who everybody resents until she gets ill and they realize she's the person who keeps the town running. I have no idea of either the name or the author although the author was a woman. The copy I read was a mass market paperback and I seem to recall it having an English cottage garden on the cover.

It's funny it seems like it should be easy to find since I know there aren't many English authors who write Christian fiction, but I've been looking for this book for 3 years now with no luck! I'm beginning to wonder if maybe it was never published in this country, I read it while I was vacationing in Scotland.

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 6:32 PM ET
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Doesn't sound familiar at all.

Date Posted: 2/20/2008 1:46 PM ET
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I don't know if this helps any but I seem to recall that the village had a Biblical name.

Date Posted: 2/22/2008 2:55 PM ET
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would it be Beverly Lewis maybe??

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 11:08 AM ET
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As far as I know Beverly Lewis never wrote anything set outside the US...

And I've already determined it's not Lori Wick or Lawana Blackwell, both of whom have set several of their books in England. However this book is not a historical which is what the majority of Christian fiction set in England seems to be.