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Stokes, Penelope J.

Overview
Works: 63 works in 290 publications in 5 languages and 14,070 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Christian fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Religious fiction  Chick lit  Literature  Action and adventure fiction  Adventure stories  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3569.T6219, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Penelope J Stokes
Circle of grace by Penelope J Stokes( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having remained in touch through a shared journal since college, friends Grace Liz, Tess, and Amanda meet for an unplanned reunion after a personal crisis leads to the discovery that Grace's colorful life is a fabrication
The Blue Bottle Club by Penelope J Stokes( Book )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brendan Delaney, a television news reporter, embarks on a quest to find the women who left messages in a blue cobalt bottle detailing their hopes and dreams during the Depression
Delta Belles by Penelope J Stokes( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and German and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-five years after breaking up, a bitter, widowed Delta Ballou is reunited with her old friends and fellow members of the popular 1960s musical group, the Delta Belles, when they are asked to get together to perform at their college reunion
The wishing jar : a novel by Penelope J Stokes( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abby Quinn McDougall mourns the loss of her husband and wishes for a simpler, less burdened life, while her daughter, Neal Grace, struggles with her father's death, and her ailing mother, Edith, wishes for her life to come to an end
The amber photograph : a novel by Penelope J Stokes( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diedre McAlister, haunted by a dream in which she is playing with her sister who died years earlier, embarks on a search into her own past and family secrets when she is given a photograph by her dying mother and a challenge to find the truth
The memory book : a novel by Penelope J Stokes( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Phoebe Lange loves her fiancé, but she isn't sure if she's ready to be married. And so she comes home. Home to the rambling Victorian house where she was raised. Home to the grandmother who cared for her after her parents, died. Home to the comfort of familiar surroundings, where she can give herself time to consider the course of her future. What she finds when she returns, however, is far from comforting and anything but familiar."--Jacket
The amethyst heart by Penelope J Stokes( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When she discovers her dissolute son has designs to sell the ancestral home out from under her, Miss Amethyst, ninety-three years old and sharp as ever, isn't about to let that legacy go."--Page 4 of cover
Heartbreak cafe by Penelope J Stokes( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dell Haley's mama always told her there were two things a man couldn't get enough of: good cookin' and good lovin'. Dell has the cooking down pat -- the proof is in her fried apple pies. But she suspects her husband is getting more than his fair share of loving -- she just doesn't know where. And when he turns up dead, Dell's predictable life begins to crumble. Short on money and education, Dell turns to the one thing that has never let her down: her cooking. Risking everything, she opens a restaurant in a derelict diner. Soon, to Dell's surprise, it becomes the eating and meeting place for a group of people who become the most unlikely of friends. But even as a community forms around the cafe, Dell wonders who in this small town she can trust to help her find the truth behind her heartbreak
The book of peach by Penelope J Stokes( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-three years ago, beauty queen Peach Rondell left Mississippi and vowed never to return. Now, divorced and heartbroken, she's back and trying to figure out how her life went so miserably wrong, and how to put the pieces back together again. To escape her mama's scrutinizing gaze, she spends her days in a little storefront diner called the Heartbreak Café, where, in the back booth, she scribbles away in her journal, waiting for enlightenment. Instead, what she finds is the friendship of an unlikely group of folks who show her that finding out where you're going usually means embracing where you've been
The treasure box : a novel by Penelope J Stokes( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A painted box with a mysterious inscription that takes on a mysterious life of its own
The complete guide to writing & selling the Christian novel by Penelope J Stokes( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr. Stokes takes you through every step of the creative process, from plot development and characterization to editing and revision."--Cover
Circle of grace by Penelope J Stokes( Recording )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the tradition of Maeve Binchy comes a novel about four women, friends since college. According to the "circle journal" they've used to keep in touch, they seem to have the lives they dreamed of. Liz, the hippie activist, fights for justice in Washington, D.C. Tess who always wanted to be a writer teaches literature in the Midwest and is married to another professor. Amanda, considered the prettiest by the group, enjoys a perfect marriage to her college boyfriend. And then there is Grace. As the moral compass of the group, she never planned on deceiving anyone; but afraid of telling the truth, she presented a life than was anything but hers. Now, she is fighting for life, and when her friends gather around her to lend their support, she is not the only one who is forced to disclose--and face--the truth
Home fires burning by Penelope J Stokes( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1943, and America is involved in the most deadly conflict the world has yet known. Link Winsom finds himself assigned to an army camp near Eden, Mississippi, as far from home--and from God--as he can possibly imagine. When he meets Libba Coltrain and falls in love, he begins to see a divine purpose at work. But too soon he is shipped out, leaving Libba to wait and pray and hope that somehow he will return
Till we meet again by Penelope J Stokes( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libba Coltrain and Link Winsom wonder if their love is strong enough to survive in the face of his injuries, while Libba's friends in Eden, Mississippi face numerous tests of their faith brought about, in part, by the pressures of the war raging in Europe
Remembering you by Penelope J Stokes( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Willie Coltrain's amnesiac fiancee Owen Slaughter returns from a Nazi prison, he only knows her as the sister of a buddy, and Willie cannot let him know otherwise for fear that the shock of the discovery will only make things worse, but she relies on her Christian faith to help her
Delta Belles by Penelope J Stokes( Recording )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delta, recently widowed and angry at God, is asked to get the Delta Belles together to perform at their 25-year college reunion. Twins Lacy and Lauren haven't spoken to each other in years, and Rae Dawn has been beset by overwhelming losses. Their reunion turns out to be much more than an opportunity to relive the past. As the old friends reconnect, they come to a new understanding of the meaning and value of their lives
The Blue Bottle Club by Penelope J Stokes( Recording )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four friends wrote down their dreams and put them in a bottle in 1929. Sixty-five years later a reporter discovers the bottle and becomes determined to track down the now elderly women
The memory book by Penelope J Stokes( Recording )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trying to decide whether she is ready to marry, Phoebe Lange goes to her grandmother's old house for time to think. There, on a dusty shelf, she finds a faded book filled with mementos from 1927. Phoebe is shocked to see her own name on its front page and on the funeral card at the back. Who was this young woman, and why did she die? Phoebe's search for answers will lead her to the truth about her parents and a renewed reliance on God's strength
The amber photograph by Penelope J Stokes( Recording )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just before she dies, Diedre McAlister's mother gives her a fading photograph and tells her, "Find yourself. Find your truth. Just dont expect it to be what you thought it would be." Armed with these clues to her past, Diedre sets out to find her older sister, Amber, who was mysteriously sent away by her parents when Diedre was very young. Her search will take her across the country -- and into the path of someone who will do anything to stop their reunion
Home fires burning by Penelope J Stokes( Recording )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deadly conflict in Europe seems far away to 18-year-old Libba Coltraine; all she cares about is escaping her domineering father. Searching for excitement, she defies her father and attends a USO dance at the army camp near Eden, Mississippi. When she meets handsome Link Winsome there, Libba believes she has found both a source of protection and someone to love. But suddenly, amidst a cloud of secrecy, Link is shipped to Europe
 
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Alternative Names
Stokes, Penelope

Stokes, Penelope 1950-

Languages
English (187)

Spanish (11)

Dutch (11)

German (8)

Afrikaans (1)

Covers
The Blue Bottle ClubDelta BellesThe wishing jar : a novelThe amber photograph : a novelThe memory book : a novelThe amethyst heartHeartbreak cafeThe book of peach