Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder

Oh how I loved this book!


From the very first turn of the page, I was hooked on this book. The novel is written by Rebecca Wells of YaYa Sisterhood fame. I have to tell you though...I liked this so much more!



Here's the description from the book cover:

The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder is the sweet, sexy, funny journey of Calla Lily's life set in Wells' expanding fictional Louisiana landscape. In the small river town of La Luna, Calla bursts into being, a force of nature as luminous as the flower she is named for. Under the loving light of the Moon Lady, the feminine force that will guide and protect her throughout her life, Calla enjoys a blissful childhood - until it is cut short. Her mother, M'Dear, a woman of rapture and love, teaches Calla compassion, and passes on to her the art of healing through the humble womanly art of "fixing hair". At her mother's side, Calla further learns that this same tough of hands on the human body can quiet her own soul. It is also on the banks of the La Luna River that Calla encounters sweet, succulent first love, with a boy named Tuck.

But when Tuck leaves Calla with a broken heart, she transforms hurt into inspiration and heads for the wild and colorful city of New Orleans to study at L'Academie de Beaute de Crescent. In that extravagant big river city, she finds her destiny - and comes to understand fully the power of her "healing hands" to change lives and soothe pain, including her own. When Tuck reappears years later, he presents her with an offer that is colored by the memories of lost love. But who knows how Calla Lily, a "daughter of the Moon Lady," will respond?


Don't let this great story pass you by! I hope there is a sequel.





20 comments:

Laurie Anne said...

I'm intrigued and will look for it this week at the library :) Thank you for sharing! xo

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Lou Cinda said...

I am getting it!! Thanks for sharing!

Lou Cinda :)

Catsngrams said...

The book sounds wonderful I have put in on my want to read list. Thanks for sharing.

Darlene said...

It sounds like a great story. Thanks for letting us know. Hope you are enjoying your day.♥

Love the Decor! said...

I am so ready to read a really good book
Off to pick this one up thanks for the suggestion.
Have a great day and come sign up for my giveaway

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Haven't read that, but you can bet I will. After "Yaya Sisterhood", I read all her books that I could find.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I am reading it right now too and enjoying it! So glad to hear you liked it! I am going to review it on 4/20. It's coming out in paperback any day now.

Just a little something from Judy said...

I am always looking for really good books to read, and it seems that you are the one to come to. When my life slows down a bit, I will be back to pick up this title. Thank you for the info and your enthusiasm.

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

I have been looking for a good read. Thank you for the information. I will let you know!!!

Cynthia

Sonia said...

Sounds like a good read to me...will have to get it! Thanks for the book tip! Hope you are having a good week!

bj said...

Hi, Mizz Stacey, I have missed you.
I have fallen waaay behind in my visiting. We have been getting ready for our big anniv. Our kids and grands are hosting a reception for us and i have company coming thru the weekend. I've been busting my olden butt, getting the guest rooms ready...cooking and freezing and all the stuff that goes with house guests.

As soon as the smoke clears, I'd love to read this book. Sounds like something I would really love.
xo bj

Ramona said...

Hey there Stacey ~

I am heading to the library as soon as the sun comes up. Sounds like a great book...love the power of strong woman.

Have a wonderful rest of the week and a great weekend.

Smiles ~ Ramona

Cozy Little House said...

Sounds like a fantastic "girl" read, Stacey!
Brenda

Melissa Miller said...

It sounds great Stacey! I'll have to pick up a copy. I'm looking for good read right now.

Have a great week. ~Melissa :)

PS Is Miss Nancy coming back to blog land?

Lori said...

I love this author, didn't know she had another book out. Hard to beat yaya.

Lori said...

I love this author, didn't know she had another book out. Hard to beat yaya.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love this author! I've read her other books and loved them! I'll see if my library has this one on hand! I am SO ready for a good book to read! Thanks girlfriend! ♥

Joy said...

I just reserved the audio of this book and I can't wait to listen to it now :)