Delta Belles

Delta Belles

by Penelope J. Stokes

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Where do you find the passion and the music in life when everything seems to go wrong?

In the tumultuous world of Mississippi in the late sixties, Delta Fox and her three best friends were full of fire and passion and the conviction that they could change the world. Forming a folk group called the Delta Belles, they sang at Civil Rights protests and anti-war rallies, stood up for gay rights when people they loved were being threatened, and found meaning and purpose in the cause of justice for all people.

Now, twenty-five years later, their lives have veered horribly off track. Overcome with losses, Delta questions everything she�s ever known about hope and faith. Twins Lauren and Lacy live in the same town but barely speak to one another. Rae Dawn, a successful New Orleans blues singer and songwriter, has failed miserably at the most important thing in her life: love.

When their 25th reunion calls them back together for one final concert, the Delta Belles must face the truth and find out if they have the courage to change their lives.

A timeless story of coming out, coming together, coming home. . .and discovering that family is not about DNA, but about all different kinds of love.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150457737
Publisher: FLM
Publication date: 04/29/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 689,935
File size: 873 KB

About the Author

Penelope J. Stokes is the author of 14 novels, including The Blue Bottle Club, The Treasure Box, and Heartbreak Cafe. She holds a Ph.D. in English literature, and taught college writing and literature for many years. She now lives in Hendersonville, NC, surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Follow her on Facebook at Penelope J. Stokes Fiction Fans, or at her blog,

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Delta Belles 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Amanda_A More than 1 year ago
I love ALL of Penelope Stokes books and this one is no different. I also find it ironic that all of the bad reviews were from anonymous people. Are you ashamed to say something bad? I find this book intriguing like all of her others. My favorite is still and will always be the treasure box however this is good as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There aren't any surprises in this book. To be fair... I know that's not what the author intended. This is about relationships, within families and within friendships. I wasn't too thrilled with the twin cliche (the twin that gets everything-vs-the poor, pitiful one that eventually becomes stronger because of it.)The original idea was valid. My problem is with the details. The details were contrived and I just couldn't get past it. There are some truly damaged relationships in the world, but in this book, they just weren't believable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This author used to be a true Christian writer but her last two books have been off key -- to say the least. The subject matter is an abomination to God and we cannot believe some people say its 'handled well', etc. Anyone seeking wholesome reading should look elsewhere.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Delta Belles is a great novel, especially for people who are seeking a form of spirituality beyond what Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell preach. This is a novel of friendship and finding redemption in relationship. I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having read all of this authors books I have come to expect much better than this. Another writer of a good christian read goes off the path and tries to put a more worldly spin on things. I will probably not buy another book by Penelope Stokes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Stokes former novels were trustworthy in their wholesome nature. This novel includes frequent cursing and sexual situations that I prefer to avoid. In addition, the storyline was weak.