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eBook The Queen of Sleepy Eye ePub

by Patti Hill

  • ISBN: 0805447504
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Patti Hill
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: B&H Fiction (September 1, 2008)
  • Pages: 416
  • ePub book: 1893 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1129 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 849

Description

The Queen of Sleepy Eye. Questions for Discussion. The Author’s Guide to Enhancing Your Book Club Experience. An Interview with Patti Hill.

The Queen of Sleepy Eye. To the dads who have loved me.

Francie, the mom, a former beauty queen of Sleepy Eye and still driving her beloved 1958 Pontiac Bonneville Sports . Also, Hill drove right head on into some sticky Patti Hill writes with a pitch perfect voice.

Francie, the mom, a former beauty queen of Sleepy Eye and still driving her beloved 1958 Pontiac Bonneville Sports Coupe, is lost in her life of beauty and man chasing. While Amy, her daughter, is racing towards a life of freedom in California. From the first page to the last, I was drawn into the story, eager to know what would happen next. As the pages progressed, I dreaded the ending, knowing that soon the story would be over.

Amy!!!! I have so much to tell you. Life in Gilbertsville has gotten much more interesting, but first, the boring stuff. I enrolled in classes at the Majestic School of Beauty. I enrolled in classes at the Majestic School of Beauty wanted to drive me but I insisted on taking the bus to St. Louis by myself. Honestly! Already I’m wondering if St. Louis was a good choice. You will understand why very soon.

Patti Hill crafts each word with beauty and artistry, enhancing this poignant tale of regret and redemption. This book captured me from the first page! In every way, it's a keeper-from the eloquent writing to the rich cast of characters that breathe life into this coming-of-age tale. Sharon Hinck, author of Symphony of Secrets and Renovating Becky Miller This book captured me from the first page! In every way, it's a keeper-from the eloquent writing to the rich cast of characters that breathe life into this coming-of-age tale. But it's more than just a story about growing up; it's about life and loss, love and forgiveness, and discovering that there is more to the world than what we see.

Once again, author Patti Hill has written an excellent novel! In 1975, Amy is 17 and on her way to college in California in the company of her mom. Somehow, while she is asleep, her mom Francie ends up way off the road to California in a small Colorado town. Her beloved 1958 Pontiac Bonneville sports coupe needs major repairs. They end up living in and working at a funeral home (of all places)waiting for the repairs to be done while earning money to pay for them. During that summer, Amy learns much about herself, her mother, love and friendship, people in general and the struggles we all face.

The Queen of Sleepy Eye by Patti Hill is a stand out faith of the heart instead of religion of the head as well as book about the relationship between mother and daughter. Free and Bargain Christian eBooks. A terrific story! Queen Of Sleepy Eye. Visit. Great Books Pontiac Bonneville September 1 Seventeen Minnesota Good Books Big Books.

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Published 2008 by B & H Pub. in Nashville, Tenn. Fiction, Beauty contestants, Mothers and daughters.

En route to college in the summer of 1975, sensible seventeen-year-old Amy gets stuck in smalltown Colorado when the 1958 Pontiac Bonneville Sports Coupe driven by her insufferable tiara-toting mom, Francie—former Queen of the Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, Corn Festival—surrenders to a mortally wounded transmission.

It doesn’t take long to realize that thirty-three-year-old Francie is out of money and in no hurry to let go of her daughter, so the two unpack indefinitely. Amy finds work at a funeral home, a place where her unlikely Christian faith can work itself out among the town’s young and old, geeks and jocks, hippies and clergy alike.

Trying not to judge her mom’s serial boyfriend escapades, Amy ends up in a tragic love triangle herself which gives both mother and daughter the chance to do some real growing up. But in a surprise twist, their road to healing still has many miles to go in 2008 as they travel back to Sleepy Eye in that old ’58 coupe.Endorsements:The Queen of Sleepy Eye is written with exquisite depth of character . . . a fantastic story.”—Hannah Alexander, author of the Hideaway series “Few stories are able to balance both the crushing cost of sin and the transforming power of grace. The Queen of Sleepy Eye succeeds brilliantly. The author invites us on a journey with complex characters so real that we cry when they fail and rejoice when they reveal brilliant glimpses of God at work in their hearts. Patti Hill crafts each word with beauty and artistry, enhancing this poignant tale of regret and redemption.”—Sharon Hinck, author of Symphony of Secrets and Renovating Becky Miller“This book captured me from the first page! In every way, it’s a keeper—from the eloquent writing to the rich cast of characters that breathe life into this coming-of-age tale. But it’s more than just a story about growing up; it’s about life and loss, love and forgiveness, and discovering that there is more to the world than what we see. You’ll love The Queen of Sleepy Eye!”—Susan May Warren, author of Taming Rafe“Quirky yet powerfully emotional. Amy’s mother is outrageous, but it is also poignant how her daughter strives to understand her. This novel is a gem for all women's fiction lovers!”—Camy Tang, author of Only Uni and Single Sashimi

Comments

Coiril Coiril
This book wasn't quite what I expected. Although, I don't expect an author's books to all have the exact same voice, I did expect it to be a little more like Hill's other books. I've read all three in the garden series and loved the humor and style. However, this one was a little different. Once again, I enjoyed Hill's ability to spin a story and capture her reader. And her characters are rich and fascinating. I loved the eccentric ones and her ability to create each personality through dialogue and description captured me. I liked it, yet I struggled with the battle between worldliness and faith.

I know that this depicts an era of free-spirited hippies, and I understand that the lack of innocence fits the personality of main character Amy Monteiro, but a few times it bordered on crude. Early in the book there was a reference to flatulence with the word fa*t. Not horribly offensive to most, I know, but I refuse to let my family use it. Call me a prude, but unfortunately, certain aspects of the story (and its depiction of a lifestyle that yes, I'm aware is all too real) would limit me from freely giving the book as gifts to certain friends. I came away with the same sense I had in junior high when I might visit the homes of friends who lived in a much more liberal household than mine--eyes opened but feeling ever to slightly dirty.

I was disappointed with some parts of the story. I longed for Amy's convictions to stand the test of temptation. And even though Christians do struggle and many fall, I wanted Amy to rise above her environment. Despite the importance of teaching the reader about grace, I fear that some readers might miss that message, instead coming away with a sense of doubt that it's possible for even the strongest of believers to resist temptation.

Despite my misgivings about this particular book, I have faith in Hill's writing ability, and I know I'll want to read her next book. I'd give this one 3.5 stars but I'd give her previous books 5 stars.
Wal Wal
Patti Hill writes with a pitch perfect voice. From the first page to the last, I was drawn into the story, eager to know what would happen next. As the pages progressed, I dreaded the ending, knowing that soon the story would be over. I wanted to remain in that story world a bit longer.

Hill, as usual, formed relatable and lovable characters. I, as a reader, fell in love with each for their quirks and wished they were real so that I could meet them. Also, Hill drove right head on into some sticky situations not often dealt with in Christian Fiction. I appreciated the risk she took. And I believe that it paid off.

I highly recommend this book. It would be fabulous for a book club (there are even discussion points in the back of the book). I would also recommend Hill's other books...particularly 'Goodness & Mercy'.
Tygokasa Tygokasa
The first third of this book reads like a textbook psychology case study. The later portions are for Christians only. Were you raised steeped in the same type of Christianity as I was? A few decades ago, we would have grieved for every last character as they fell from Grace. With tears in our eyes, we would have shaken the dust off our feet and moved on just like some of the church people in Hill’s book. But the ending Patti Hill crafts is an ending where, with the reader’s sympathy and understanding, the characters fell into Grace.

And oh, how I loved the hippies, and Patti’s portrayal of Paonia. Wait, that was Paonia, wasn’t it? And I know these church people, which, unfortunately, is why I shy away from Christian fiction these days.
Gldasiy Gldasiy
As a seasoned copy editor, I found The Queen of Sleepy Eye a joy to read. It was very well-written, and the story was skillfully told.
What was most outstanding? The character portrayal. A close second would be the touching journey through Amy's fascinatingly dysfunctional teen years. I will not soon forget Amy, H, or Cordial.
Saithi Saithi
This is a treasure to read. Good characterization and interesting story line. The forgiveness and faithfulness of loved ones is refreshing although the part about the mother who clung desperately to her crowning and tiara as Queen of Sleepy Eye seemed improbable…perhaps overdone or contrived. Overall a pleasure to read.
showtime showtime
Patti Hill is such a fun writer. She describes outrageous situations and makes them entirely believable. The emotions of all the characters are totally authentic. The writing is so poignant that it brings tears, then turns around and makes me laugh out loud (waking up my husband!). I'm still telling my friends about my favorite part: Each time Amy's loose-moraled mother has a date with a new man, she asks Amy to entertain her gentleman caller while she "finishes dressing". Amy plops down on the couch beside each man and says, "Is Jesus Christ Your Lord and Savior"? What a hoot! This is definitely "Christian fiction" but escapes the bland and preachy attitude other authors fall into. The quirky characters are wonderful and beautifully illustrated. Poignant, funny and quirky -- a great combination!
Fhois Fhois
Pattie Hill writes stories about real people and real life issues. They are covered in the love of the Lord and His mercy.
I absolutely loved this book!! What I expected to be a light read turned out to be an exploration of relationship between mother and daughter in a complicated coming of age story. I loved the characters, was surprised by their actions, and was satisfied with the end. A very good book by a very good author.