The Sea Glass Sisters: Prelude to The Prayer Box (Carolina Heirlooms Series)

The Sea Glass Sisters: Prelude to The Prayer Box (Carolina Heirlooms Series)

by Lisa Wingate

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Overview

Elizabeth Gallagher has been balancing on the ragged edge for a while now. Then a rough case on the boards of her 911 operator’s job collides with a family conflict at home, and Elizabeth finds herself finally coming apart at the seams. A four-state road trip—trapped in a car with her mother—is the last thing she needs. Their destination may be beautiful Hatteras Island, but the reason for going is anything by pleasant. After one disastrous hurricane, and with a second one working its way up the coast, it’s time to convince Aunt Sandy to abandon her little seaside store on North Carolina’s Outer Banks and return to the family fold in Michigan. But when the storm sweeps through, the three women will discover that sisterhood and the sea can change hearts, lives, and futures . . . often in the most unpredictable of ways.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781414388311
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 07/15/2013
Series: Carolina Heirlooms Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 8,653
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Lisa Wingate is a magazine columnist, speaker, and the author of nineteen mainstream novels, including the national bestseller, Tending Roses, now in its eighteenth printing. She is a seven-time ACFW Carol award nominee, a Christy Award nominee, and a two-time Carol Award winner. Her novel, Blue Moon Bay, was a Booklist Top Ten of 2012 pick. Recently, the group Americans for More Civility, a kindness watchdog organization, selected Lisa along with Bill Ford, Camille Cosby, and six others, as recipients of the National Civies Award, which celebrates public figures who work to promote greater kindness and civility in American life. When not dreaming up stories, Lisa spends time on the road as a motivational speaker. Via internet, she shares with readers as far away as India, where her book, Tending Roses, has been used to promote women's literacy, and as close to home as Tulsa, Oklahoma, where the county library system has used Tending Roses to help volunteers teach adults to read.

Lisa lives on a ranch in Texas, where she spoils the livestock, raises boys, and teaches Sunday school to high school seniors. She was inspired to become a writer by a first grade teacher who said she expected to see Lisa's name in a magazine one day.

Lisa also entertained childhood dreams of being an Olympic gymnast and winning the National Finals Rodeo, but was stalled by the inability to do a back flip on the balance beam and parents who wouldn't finance a rodeo career. She was lucky enough to marry into a big family of cowboys and southern storytellers who would inspire any lover of tall tales and interesting, yet profound characters. She is a full time writer, and pens inspirational fiction for both the general Christian markets. Of all the things she loves about her job, she loves connecting with people, both real and imaginary, the most. More information about Lisa's novels can be found at www.Lisawingate.com.

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The Sea Glass Sisters: Prelude to The Prayer Box 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Jack1111 More than 1 year ago
Another 5-star read by Lisa Wingate is SEA GLASS SISTERS, prequel to her newest book, THE PRAYER BOX. It is an enjoyable story about the very special bond between sisters and mother/daughter relationships that kept me up all night reading. The responsibilities and personal concerns of a 911 operator are an extra bonus. Review by gudenuf
DotR1 More than 1 year ago
A very touching and interest read .. sisterly Love for sure
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Truthfully, I picked this book for it's cover. But I'm so glad I did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this one down. Fantastic read. Can't wait to read The Prayer Box!
njbookworm More than 1 year ago
I've enjoyed all of Lisa Wingate books and this was no exception. Can't wait for the next book in this series. The characters were interesting as well as the plot. I'm a more mature reader and felt very comfortable with the premise of what this series will bring.
J4Life5 More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Gallagher is struggling professionally and personally. As a 911 operator, she took a call for a missing child and made a mistake, so she feels responsible that the child is still missing. Her husband is detached, and her family is fighting over selling off a portion of family property. She decides to take a road trip with her mother to visit her aunt to try and come to a conclusion over the property. This could have been such a great book. The characters are interesting, and the message is encouraging. However, the plot was too quick and disjointed for me to really enjoy it. When I saw it was a novella, I thought, well it should be a quick read. It was a very quick read, but I wish it had been a full length novel to really see more character development. It is the prelude to Wingate's novel, The Prayer Box, which I haven't read yet. I can only hope that the same characters are included in that book so that I can learn more of their stories. There isn't anything wrong with this little book, I just wanted more. If you are looking for a quick read, without a lot of depth, this would be a good book for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great way to introduce a new series! Online....mini book to introduce the area and characters. Always love how Lisa does intergenerational books....so much to learn from one another
Nicnac63 5 months ago
The Sea Glass Sisters The more time that passes before it happens, the better. ~First line This story captured me quickly. The opening scene is filled with urgency and there is an electricity in the air during the 911 call and search for Emily. Elizabeth Gallagher is an interesting character and easy to sympathize with. And her mother, Sharon, and Aunt Sandy add so much to the story. The East Coast setting in North Carolina, is a character on its own. The hurricane gives an ominous feel rather than a sunny beach atmosphere. I experienced so many emotions and was fully immersed in the Outer Banks sea air, and enjoyed getting to know these characters, Sandy’s Sea Shell Shop, and the family ties and dynamics. The Sea Glass Sisters is a stirring story sharing the importance of family and faith while we weather life’s storms. Every decision you make in life has benefits and consequences. Sometimes you just have to go on faith, and even that comes at a price. It means you have to give up the idea that you’re the one in charge of the universe. ~Quote from The Sea Glass Sisters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Between Elizabeth, Sandy, & Iola Ann, there are some valuable life lessons that I learned from this little story that introduces some of the characters from the Prayer Box. Excellent read. Excellent message.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun and interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an adult coming of age story. What to do when your children are graduating and the empty nest syndrome is setting in. The bonds of family even in difficult times when disagreements can cause fractures, and how love can still repair relationships. This is definitely a short but worthy read!
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Really a short story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't normally enjoy reading short stories, but I picked this one up because it is a prelude to The Prayer Box which I got for free! At the beginning it was a bit slow and I would have given it 3 stars, but by the end I was happy! There are some powerful messages here that could be applied in all kinds of life situations. I'm anxious to start reading The Prayer Box now and I just might become a fan of Lisa Wingate.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lisa Wingate knows how to present her characters so that you feel that they are your own close family members or friends. But, I especially like how her writing makes it easy for the reader to see themselves in the characters. She shares wisdom that is timely, truthful, witty, & from the heart. I really enjoy this author. -TaraLynnSD
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This is sooo unnecessary. I feel ripped off.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
nice family story
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Too short but worth reading
ZepherMM More than 1 year ago
can't wait for the next book that picks up wher this left off loved this little book
MaryAnnF More than 1 year ago
Wonderful introduction to "The Prayer Box" It gives you added insight to the people when you encounter them in The Prayer Box