The Children of Mother Glory by C.M. Harris

cover of the book The Children of Mother GloryThe Children of Mother Glory by C.M. Harris
Genre: Fiction
Copyright Year: 2009
Published: 2009
Publisher: Spinsters Ink
Editor: Katherine V. Forrest
Format: Trade Paperback
No. of Pages: 442
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ISBN: 9781935226109
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Glory never thought the day would come when she would pour a double shot of Tennessee gumption and consider the seventh commandment. Meet Glory Potter, a strong-willed farm girl coming of age on the Midwestern prairie during the early twentieth century. Driven to please her dying reverend father, young Glory takes the helm of his ministry. Folks gather from miles around to witness the holy woman’s powerful sermons and her church begins to prosper. But after protesting one World War, and another brewing on the horizon, the pacifist sect comes under fire from its patriotic neighbors. Further complicating matters, Glory’s childhood sweetheart, Emma, returns to the church even lovelier than the traumatic day she left. Glory struggles to hold onto the pulpit–as well as her sanity. The strictures she places on herself will affect the Potterite flock in unforeseeable ways for generations to come. —– In the turn-of-the-century Midwest, young Glory Potter’s lot in life is to serve her father’s ministry. When Glory grows into a dominant matriarchal figure—transcending her father in the creation of the Potterite faith and an industry that supports the town of Gulliver—she finds herself fighting ‘demons from hell’ that irresistibly draw her to the woman she craves with all her being. Sebastian, reviled in Gulliver as a conscientious objector for obeying the pacifist dictates of the sect, ends up sequestered in a camp where he too is wracked by the fierce war between his faith and his desire for a fellow CO. Danielle, fifteen years old, already wrenching herself from her implacably judgmental family, defying her faith to preserve her lesbian self, begins a journey unpredictable in its twists and turns, and its costs. Jacob, working for the industry that Glory created, uncovers a number of dark secrets about the Potterite sect. The arrival of sales rep Diana, a transgendered woman, further upends his every concept of himself. Like signposts across a century, these four intersecting lives reveal that mysterious inheritance known as human desire and its power to outpace ideology. This powerful, beautifully crafted and inclusive LGBT novel is a story for our times.
Other Notes:
Author is Lesbian

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