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The sweetest hallelujah, Elaine Hussey

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The sweetest hallelujah
Title
The sweetest hallelujah
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Elaine Hussey
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Language
eng
Summary
An unforgettable story of two courageous women brought together by one extraordinary little girl. 1945, Memphis: Betty Jewel Hughes was the hottest black jazz singer in town. But when she finds herself pregnant and alone, she gives up her dream of being a star to raise her beautiful daughter, Billie, in Shakerag, Mississippi. Now, ten years later, Betty Jewel is dying of cancer and looking for someone to care for Billie when she's gone. With no one she can count on, Betty Jewel does the unthinkable -- she takes out an ad seeking a loving mother for her daughter. Meanwhile, on the other side of town, recently widowed Cassie Malone is an outspoken housewife insulated by her wealth and privileged white society. Working part-time at a newspaper, she is drawn to Betty Jewel through her mysterious ad. With racial tension in the South brewing, the women forge a bond as deep as it is forbidden. But neither woman could have imagined the gifts they would find in each other, and in the sweet young girl they both love with all their hearts
Summary
Betty Jewel Hughes was once the hottest black jazz singer in Memphis. But when she finds herself pregnant and alone, she gives up her dream of being a star to raise her beautiful daughter, Billie, in Shakerag, Mississippi. Now, ten years later, in 1955, Betty Jewel is dying of cancer and looking for someone to care for Billie when she's gone. With no one she can count on, Betty Jewel does the unthinkable: she takes out a want ad seeking a loving mother for her daughter. Meanwhile, on the other side of town, recently widowed Cassie Malone is an outspoken housewife insulated by her wealth and privileged white society. Working part-time at a newspaper, she is drawn to Betty Jewel through her mysterious ad. With racial tension in the South brewing, the womenforge a bond as deep as it is forbidden. But neither woman could have imagined the gifts they would find in each other, and in the sweet young girl they both love with all their hearts
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10215227
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BT
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Hussey, Elaine
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Terminally ill
  • Female friendship
  • Racism
  • Children of cancer patients
  • Mississippi
Target audience
adult
Label
The sweetest hallelujah, Elaine Hussey
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  • Harlequin Mira an imprint of Harlequin Enterprises
  • General fiction
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volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051644094
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First Australian paperback edition 2013.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781743560471
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
The sweetest hallelujah, Elaine Hussey
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Harlequin Mira an imprint of Harlequin Enterprises
  • General fiction
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051644094
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First Australian paperback edition 2013.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781743560471
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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