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The Whispering of the Willows '

by Author, Tonya Jewel Blessing


Publisher’s Cataloging-In-Publication Data

(Prepared by The Donohue Group, Inc.)


Names: Blessing, Tonya Jewel.

Title: The whispering of the willows / Tonya Jewel Blessing.

Description: Littleton, Colorado : Capture Books, [2016] | Includes bibliographical references.

Identifiers: LCCN 2016931550 | ISBN 978-0-9971625-4-7 (print) |

   ISBN 0-9971625-4-6 (print) | ISBN 9780997162554 (ebook)

Subjects: LCSH: Teenage girls--Abuse of--Fiction. | Rape victims--Fiction. | Abusive men--Fiction. | Poverty--Appalachian Region--Fiction. | Appalachian Region--History--20th century--Fiction. | Historical fiction. | Bildungsromans.

Classification: LCC PS3602.L47 W45 2016 (print) | LCC PS3602.L47 (ebook) | DDC 813/.6--dc23


W h i s p e r i n g

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​​The Whispering of the Willows is an inspiring story full of twists and turns, freedom and redemption, the expected and unexpected. This book brings to light the struggles of young women past and present. God’s goodness and provision flow from each page.

_ Linda Bottoms, Rocky Mountain Ministry Network Women’s Ministries Director


God’s redemption rings true in the heartfelt story The Whispering of the Willows. The book’s heroine, Emerald Ashby, is rescued from tragedy by the loving hand of Jesus. Christ is revealed time and time again by the care and kindness of others, poetry, song, and the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains. This story reads like a prayer and will most certainly capture your heart.

_ Diane Andrews, founder and director of R&R Retreats, national  and international speaker

Tonya Blessing’s sweet, unassuming voice deals artfully with racism, sexism, and religious bigotry. Superb storytelling interspersed with practical faith portrays the difficulty and beauty of Appalachian life. An absolutely delightful read!

_ Marilyn Bay Wentz, author of Prairie Grace and All We Like Sheep

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