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The Swan House: A Novel [Kindle Edition]

Elizabeth Musser
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Book Description

Mary Swan Middleton has always taken for granted the advantages of her family's wealth. But a tragedy that touches all
of Atlanta sends her reeling in grief. When the family maid challenges her to reach out to the less fortunate as a way to ease her own pain, Mary Swan meets Carl--and everything changes. For although Carl is her opposite in nearly every way, he has something her privileged life could not give her. And when she seeks his help to uncover a mystery, she learns far more than she ever could have imagined.


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Mary Swan Middleton has always taken for granted the advantages of her family's wealth. But a tragedy that touches all of Atlanta sends her reeling in grief. When the family maid challenges her to reach out to the less fortunate as a way to ease her own pain, Mary Swan meets Carl--and everything changes. For although Carl is her opposite in nearly every way, he has something her privileged life could not give her. And when she seeks his help to uncover a mystery, she learns far more than she ever could have imagined.

About the Author

Elizabeth Goldsmith Musser, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, attended the West minster Schools and then received her B.A. in English and French from Vanderbilt University, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated magna cum laude. Though passionate about writing since childhood, Elizabeth's first book was not published until 1996. Two Crosses was the first of a trilogy set during both the Algerian War for independence from France (19571962) and the present day civil war in Algeria. Her work has since been translated into Dutch, French, and German. Since 1989, Elizabeth and her husband, Paul, have lived in Montpellier, France, where Paul serves on the pastoral team of a small Protestant church. The Mussers have two sons, Andrew and Christopher.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 751 KB
  • Print Length: 452 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0764225081
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (1 July 2001)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B856AMI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #44,299 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars well-written,compelling story... 18 Jun. 2011
By lynwen
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Well written and compelling story of a young woman growing up in Atlanta, USA, set in the 1960's. Her mother is killed tragically and her life will never be the same.

A story of black and white inequality, segregation and frightening predjudice. There is a strong thread running throughout about Christian belief and transformation of hearts and minds which I considered to be very honest, far more realistic and truthful than many stories I've read about miracles and supernatural stuff which is usually hearsay.

Not being a believer myself, I thought this a mature and compassionate story about people struggling to find a way to live with desperate and difficult lives, emerging as more loving and understanding human beings.

Its free and a surprisingly good read, for me anyway.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Be warned...Christian literature 10 Jun. 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I won`t go into the plot etc as that as already been done by the previous review....what was ommitted was that this book is very heavy on sermons...biblical quotes..praying..holy Joe do-gooders..to say nothing of angels, this type of book should be under a category of its own as are thrillers, adventure, fantasy etc. I managed to get to just over half way before the religious aspect took over more or less completely at this point I gave up and deleted.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book 8 Jun. 2011
By Maria
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This book impressed me very much. It is a story of a young woman growing up in the deep south in the 60's, & covers so much of that period in history, from so many different characters. There are rich, poor, black , white, many religions, prejudices & misunderstandings, along with Elvis, J.F.K., Martin Luther King all being newsmakers of the era. That part of this is centred around the Christian churches it is also about society in general & is one of my favourite books of all time. This is one I will definitely recommend to friends.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good story, well written 28 July 2014
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Good story, well written . Clear gospel content. Not soppy and schmaltzy like so much Christian diction. Also attention to contemporary social issues of racial tension in the 60's.
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