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The Forgotten Spirit
With its fresh, unforgettable heroine and the pure innocence that only a child can give, The Forgotten Spirit is a remarkable novel of love, new beginnings, and the amazing power of hope... Award-winning gospel songwriter Evie Rhodes invites readers into the world of a young girl who inspires everyone around her and reveals that the spirit of Christmas can be found anywhere -- if you just believe... On the surface, Jamie Lynne Brooks looks like your ordinary nine-year-old girl. She likes to skip, laugh, and play. But Jamie is far from ordinary. She has been blessed with a magical gift -- a gift that will transform Jamie's world and all of the people in it this holiday season... Although her loving grandparents have raised Jamie in a protective cocoon, Jamie is wise to the harsh realities of the tough neighborhood she calls home. And her mother's absence from her life has only made Jamie wiser beyond her years. Yet she has managed to hold onto hope -- hope for a better life for her grandparents, hope that her mother will return someday, and hope for anyone who's lost their way. After all, Christmas is a time for miracles... About the AuthorEVIE RHODES is the author of the supernatural thrillers Expired, Criss Cross, and Out A Order; an award-winning songwriter; and a music video scriptwriter. She wrote Standing in da Spirit, which won a Canadian Music Award for Best Gospel Album, and scripted Changed, which won for Best Gospel Music Video. Her musical contributions are aired on radio and television in the U.S. and in 168 countries around the globe. Evie has been interviewed and showcased in numerous television, radio, and print media features and has been a featured writer in The Gospel Magazine.Rebecca Vnuk - Library JournalRhodes, the author of supernatural urban thrillers (Out A Order), softens up for this story of Jamie Lynn Banks, a young girl with healing powers-she has the ability to absorb the pain and suffering of others. Her one Christmas wish is that her incarcerated mother will be able to come home for the holidays, and she hopes that if she helps enough people with the power of Jesus, her wish might come true. Suitable for large urban fiction collections, although the very intense religious themes may deter some mainstream readers.
Kensington Publishing Corporation
October 1, 2008
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