Tender Graces

Tender Graces Author Kathryn Magendie is a Book Kathryn Magendie is an Bestsell

Tender Graces Author Kathryn Magendie is a Book Kathryn Magendie is an Bestselling Author Tender Graces was an Kindle Number 1 best seller of five novels and a novella, as well as short stories, essays, and poetry She s a freelance editor, sometimes personal trainer, amateur photographer, and former Publishing Editor of The Rose Thorn.Her stories, essays, poetry, and photography have been published in print and online publications Her novels are available wherever books are sold, online and in bookstores If you cannot find her books, please contact her via email, Facebook, Twitter, or wherever people virtually congregate She loves reading reader s mail.Born in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains, her family moved here there yonder until her feet were for many years stuck in the swamps of South Louisiana Then One fine morning her dreams came true and she unglued her feet, leaving behind those moss filled grandfather oak trees, to go back to the mountains to live in a little log house in the Cove at Killian Knob in Maggie Valley, Western North Carolina Here, she spins tales, edits manuscripts books and sometimes websites, drinks strong dark black coffee, and contemplates the glow of Old Moon from her porch overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains.I appreciate and adore all my readers muwah. A gentle yet unflinching look at how we find our way home A woman returns to her West Virginia roots to resolve the ghosts of her childhood In the tradition of Rebecca Wells, Sue Monk Kidd, Olive Ann Burns, and Dorothy Allison TENDER GRACES by Kathryn Magendie is strong literary women s fiction written with exquisite style The death of her troubled mother and memoriesA gentle yet unflinching look at how we find our way home A woman returns to her West Virginia roots to resolve the ghosts of her childhood In the tradition of Rebecca Wells, Sue Monk Kidd, Olive Ann Burns, and Dorothy Allison TENDER GRACES by Kathryn Magendie is strong literary women s fiction written with exquisite style The death of her troubled mother and memories of her abused grandmother lure a young woman back to the Appalachian hollow where she was born Virginia Kate, the daughter of a beautiful mountain wild child and a slick, Shakespeare quoting salesman, relives her turbulent childhood and the pain of her mother s betrayals Haunted by ghosts and buried family secrets, Virginia Kate struggles to reconcile three generations of her family s lost innocence.. A viral Book Tender Graces This is my own book - so I won't rate it *smiling* But I just couldn't help but put it on my shelf!
Tender Graces by Kathryn Magendie TENDER GRACES by Kathryn Magendie is strong literary women s fiction written with exquisite style The death of her troubled mother and memories A gentle yet unflinching look at how we find our way home A woman returns to her West Virginia roots to resolve the ghosts of her childhood. Tender Graces Magendie, Kathryn Spanning an entire generation, Tender Graces is set in the mountains of West Virginia and the muggy and wet terrain of Louisiana The story begins with the courtship and quick marriage of Virginia Kate s mother, Katie Ivene Holm, to Frederick Carey, a Shakespeare quoting traveling salesman. Tender Graces Kindle edition by Magendie, Kathryn Tender Graces is than a story of the complicated relationship between mothers and daughters It is the story of a young girl named Virginia Kate, who overcomes great obstacles to discover who she is Above all it is a story that teaches valuable lessons about what constitutes a family. Tender Graces by Kathryn Magendie, Paperback Barnes Noble Apr , TENDER GRACES by Kathryn Magendie is strong literary women s fiction written with exquisite style The death of her troubled mother and memories of her abused grandmother lure a young woman back to the Appalachian hollow where she was born. Tender Grace by Jackina Stark Tender Grace is the story of a woman s journey from emotional death back to life The book begins a year after year old Audrey s husband died, and the deep pain Tender Graces book by Kathryn Magendie Apr , TENDER GRACES Kathryn Magendie Trade paperback, April , Bell Bridge Books Contemporary Women s Fiction, Southern A gentle yet unflinching look at how we find our way home A woman returns to her West Virginia roots to resolve the ghosts of her childhood In the tradition of Rebecca Wells, Sue Monk Kidd, Olive Ann Burns, and Dorothy Allison. BelleBooks Bell Bridge Books Tender Graces Tender Graces is a complex novel of powerful characters in exotic settings wrestling with life s relentless and all too puzzling demands It is by turns horrifying and exhilarating, hilarious and all too realIt informs us about the human condition with, at times, breathtaking honesty and with a language that is startlingly poetic. Tender Graces YouTube Jan , Book trailer for April novel TENDER GRACES by Kathryn Magendie Visit the author at kathrynmagendie and bellbridgebooks. KATHRYN MAGENDIE Jan , When I began writing Tender Graces, I didn t have a clue what I was doing I didn t even know how to write dialogue But I had desire I had discipline I had want I just wrote and wrote and wrote and wrote and things began to come clear as to my own style and voice and what made me feel comfortable I wrote , words and most of those Grace s Tender Arch Davis Design Grace s Tender is much at home than any pram in a head sea More than just a tender, this little dinghy has turned out to be a fine vessel in her own right She is a pleasure to row, and sprightly under her simple sailing rig a great boat for youngsters to mess about in.

  1. Kathryn Magendie is an Bestselling Author Tender Graces was an Kindle Number 1 best seller of five novels and a novella, as well as short stories, essays, and poetry She s a freelance editor, sometimes personal trainer, amateur photographer, and former Publishing Editor of The Rose Thorn.Her stories, essays, poetry, and photography have been published in print and online publications Her novels are available wherever books are sold, online and in bookstores If you cannot find her books, please contact her via email, Facebook, Twitter, or wherever people virtually congregate She loves reading reader s mail.Born in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains, her family moved here there yonder until her feet were for many years stuck in the swamps of South Louisiana Then One fine morning her dreams came true and she unglued her feet, leaving behind those moss filled grandfather oak trees, to go back to the mountains to live in a little log house in the Cove at Killian Knob in Maggie Valley, Western North Carolina Here, she spins tales, edits manuscripts books and sometimes websites, drinks strong dark black coffee, and contemplates the glow of Old Moon from her porch overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains.I appreciate and adore all my readers muwah

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  1. Every once in awhile there comes along a book, that within the first few pages, a reader knows for certain that they ve unearthed a treasure It not only grabs hold, but holds fast, effortlessly pulling the reader within its pages and keeping them there even after they ve turned the last page Tender Graces by Kathryn Magendie is such a book.This most beautifully composed story belongs to Virgina Kate, although her narrative is strongly supported by a cast of vivid and memorable characters There a [...]


  2. Tender Graces by Kathryn Magendie is a book whose story compliments the title, and vice versa Throughout the book, grace and tenderness is portrayed A young Virginia Kate Carey takes us through her journey into womanhood.The author captures moments in the book, that come alive Her description of the wild mountain child who gave birth to Virginia, the struggles of coping with outside interference are wonderful Family life and stresses are intermingled with snippets of hope, fear, humour and raw l [...]


  3. This is a well written novel about a broken family living in West Virginia and then in Louisiana Being from New Orleans, many places were easily recognizable The author successfully deals with dysfunctional issues within the family and weaves them into an endearing tale of a young child It is told through her voice as an adult and also during her childhood It is both sad and redeeming Colorful passages and well established characters make this a good book I read Sweetie before I read Tender Grac [...]


  4. I am not looking forward to trying to express how I feel about this book To me, it was two books within the same cover Two for the price of one One side of the book was a description of three children growing up in two homes One home was one where the sense of feeling loved was in short supply the other was one where a substitute mother gave unconditioned love and the three kids were given a chance to experience abundant living The other side of the book was a study of personalities and the circ [...]


  5. West Virginia has never been a place on my to visit list I m sure everyone can say they ve heard some joke or another regarding the state, and while I can appreciate that it has its beauty according to pictures I ve seen , it s just always seemed to me a place where sadness and depression would be.While Tender Graces doesn t debunk that thought of mine, necessarily, it also provides perspective and sheds light on it In spite of the sadness and depression which is present everywhere , there s bea [...]


  6. Loving this book About halfway thru.Early Reviewer copyWhat can i say This book was one of the best books I ve read in a very long time I didn t want it to end, i wanted to keep reading , to follow the rest of Virginia Kates life.Virginia Kate, along with her older brother Micah, younger brother Andy live with their Daddy Frederick and Momma Katie in West Virginia.Their Momma and Daddy met when Grandma Faith invited Daddy to their house for supper They were married shortly after but the happines [...]


  7. A very nice voice makes this easy to read.A West Virginia girl is sent to Lousiana to be raised by her father s new wife One brother is already there The other will soon join them.The book starts with the mother s death The heroine, how in her fifties, goes back to the Appalachian mountain where she spent her early life to try to reconcile her memories of her mother and her own life.The story tells how her parents a Shakespeare loving salesman and her wild mountain mother met, courted, and marri [...]


  8. Magendie is an artist with a talent for molding words in a unique way to capture the perfect feeling of a place or emotion I was scared for Virginia Kate and her brothers, afraid of what would happen, but I was also drawn into her world and all it entailed I wish there was a 7 star rating, because that s what I d give this book Read it to the end, you won t regret it.


  9. I so loved this book It is the well written account of a young girl s life in the Appalachian Hollow Upon reading the last word, I had that peaceful satisfaction that you get after a terrific meal My spirit has been wonderfully fed.


  10. I still wish for half stars Virginia Kate narrates the story of her family Born in the West Virginia mountains to two raging alcoholics, Virginia Kate still manages to mostly see the Right side When her parents are getting along and managing their alcoholism, life is pretty good for she and her brothers Micah and Andy But, both Virginia Kate s parents were raised in a teeming pit of dysfunction and that couplers with drinking and infidelity drives the couple apart Slowly Kate, the mother of Mica [...]



  11. Kathryn Magendie s novel, Tender Graces, reminds me of that famous line from the Sting song, If you love somebody, set them free Tender Graces is than a story of the complicated relationship between mothers and daughters It is the story of a young girl named Virginia Kate, who overcomes great obstacles to discover who she is Above all it is a story that teaches valuable lessons about what constitutes a family The presence of ghosts is a recurring theme as almost all of the characters are haunte [...]



  12. To me, this was one of the saddest books I ve ever read The total shame of it is prominent in families all over the world Alcohol destroys If people would read this book and see how the family is affected, hopefully eyes will be opened Because of some language, I didn t give this 5 stars.


  13. I think I read someone else s review about the deceptive covers of her trilogy, because it leads the reader to believe the novels are typical fluffy chick lit and the opposite is true The first, Tender Graces feeds on your heart the entire time and you can t help but ache for every character No one is spared the crushing weight of love caused by every single person in their life Everyone is dizzy with the confusion of being alive and understanding their place and each others within their ramblin [...]


  14. Two weeks before her mother s death, Virginia Kate Carey received a letter from that troubled woman A previous attempt at reconciliation on Virginia s part had elicited not much than meanness and disregard On her previous visit, Virginia sought insight into the inexplicable actions of her mother toward her and her brothers while they were growing up Her mother, Katie, offered not a scrap of help, much less any sign of the love that Virginia desperately needs, but won t ask for openly Not withou [...]



  15. I really enjoyed this book It made me think of The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.This is the story of a little girl named Virginia Kate At the beginning of the story, she is an adult and returning to her childhood home of West Virginia However, most of the story is set in Virginia Kate s growing up years Throughout the story you learn about how she grew up with her mother and father and two brothers in their dysfunctional family Her parents were alcoholics, among other things The book was well [...]


  16. Family, and how alcohol affects the dynamics of a family, was explored Poverty, and how alcohol affects the dynamics of poverty of family, was explored Life in the Southlloquial language.n sensations in relation to the mountains and moss and swamps and moisture of the southern states of the USAese experiences came through vividly What it is like to have the physical characteristics of a mother or father does that affect one s personality There were very heavy parts of this book contrasted with r [...]


  17. There are books that you instantly fall in love with after the first sentence or paragraphd there are those that it takes a chapter or sobut this is one of those books I think that you really have to read all the way through to form an opinion about I can honestly say I didn t know what to think about this book until I read the last few words It s a story of the things we hold inside of us from our childhood and the importance of letting those things go It s a family story, it s a growing up sto [...]


  18. Plot This book made me cry so much I am used to books making me cry, but this one was unbelievable All that Virginia goes through is so heart breaking, you can t help but cry.Characters I loved how it went back and forth between present day Virginia, and memory Virginia Although that became confusing at first, I realized the chapter would tell you at the beginning which year in time the book was in Seeing the past through her memories made them that real.Setting Both of her homes had special si [...]


  19. This is actually a 2.5 star book.I believe this was the author s first book and the roughness of the writing showed that It was a good story, but I found myself aware all too often that I was reading a story A 4 or 5 star book makes you lose yourself in the content The many, many references to TV and products of the day 1960 s and mannerisms of less than polite brothers appeared to me as look at me, I can write a delightful, real book Virginia Kate is the only girl in a family filled with dysfun [...]


  20. Virginia Kate s coming to terms journey of wrestling with her past could resonate with many of us As an adult looking in the rear view mirror, she is able to see clearly the choices her grandmother, father, and even her mother, made that shaped the woman she has become She finds a path to acceptance and forgiveness that I found to be endearing and hopeful.I found myself frequently chuckling at Virginia Kate s childhood perceptions of many things including an embarrassing grandma, brothers, and [...]


  21. This book took me a couple chapters to get in to as the flow between present and past was a bit choppy But the narrator voice was compelling and the content reminded me a bit of The Glass Castle Found myself skimming sections that dragged on a bit about the main character s inner struggle, and I found that some of the characters didn t feel real, but it was a quick read that did make me think a lot about the impact of childhood trauma and the bright spots some adults can play in a child s life W [...]


  22. The death of her alcoholic, promiscuous and narcissistic mother and memories of her abused grandmother bring Virginia Kate back to the Appalachian mountains where she was born As the daughter of a beautiful mountain wild child, and a slick, Shakespeare quoting father, she relives her turbulent childhood and the pain of her mother s betrayals She tries to come to terms with ghosts and long buried family secrets, as she struggles to reconcile three generations of a family s lost innocence.A beauti [...]


  23. What a wonderful book I m being hyper critical, not giving this five stars, but I save that for my save them if the house is burning shelf As I think back on this book, I may just yet move it to that shelf.The descriptive phrases, the scene setting, even the descriptions of some ugly but necessary events, are done with sensitivity I understand this is the author s first book I hope there are many .


  24. I found this book to be disjointed It had no real flow in parts She wrote in the child s voice wonderfully as an adult however, not as well The end seemed thrown together and rushed All and all I like the story and the characters I deeply cared about them They It has real promise I like Micha and the brothers as a whole For a really well written sob story of Appalachia I would go with The Glass Castle.


  25. I read this book for the book club I am in I have read women s southern fiction before, and I have to say, I liked this one It s written well and I could really connect with the characters It has a good message along with the crazy dynamic feelings families go through I also like the little ghost aspect of it I read and write paranormal scifi so this was a plus I really enjoyed this, and look forward to reading the sequel.


  26. Love this book, love the language, love the attention to real life details that breathe in this book Circle glassesunting the number of ice cubes as they clink old flashlight on a hook The journey from childhood to adult, and watching the language change with thatwas brilliant Only snag was the sudden age change at the end I didn t see coming and that felt awkward I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and can t wait for the sequel


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