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Medlicott, Joan A. (Joan Avna)

Overview
Works: 25 works in 185 publications in 2 languages and 19,332 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Christmas stories  History  Pictorial works  Poetry 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3563.E246, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joan A Medlicott
The ladies of Covington send their love by Joan A Medlicott( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 1,805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cautious Grace Singleton, uncertain of her place in an intimidating world. Outspoken Hannah Parrish, harboring a private fear that may change her life. Fragile Amelia Declose, shattered by devastating grief. Circumstance has brought these disparate women of "a certain age" to a Pennsylvania boardinghouse where three square meals and a sagging bed is the most any of them can look forward to. But friendship will take them on a startling journey to a rundown North Carolina farmhouse where the unexpected suddenly seems not only welcome, but delightfully promising. And with nothing more than a bit of adventure in mind, each woman will be surprised to find that the years they've reclaimed from the shadow of twilight will offer something far more rare: confidence, competence, and even another chance at love
A Covington Christmas by Joan A Medlicott( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When it is discovered that one of Covington's former pastors had never been ordained, thus rendering invalid a number of weddings performed forty years earlier, the ladies of Covington plan a group wedding for several affected couples
From the heart of Covington by Joan A Medlicott( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a novel that celebrates friendship and the bonds between women, two friends leap to the aid of a third when her daughter suffers a terrible accident
Two days after the wedding by Joan A Medlicott( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Czech and held by 1,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For Hannah, marriage has never meant happily ever after. Having fled an abusive husband when her daughters were young, she's never had reason to marry again ... until now. Her business partner, Max, has proposed because he doesn't want her to be taxed on his estate. Hannah is initially reluctant to enter such an arrangement but logic dictates that she accept. Then, after the wedding, she finds herself spending more time over at Max's and is shocked to discover that she loves him -- wildly and passionately! A part of her wants the marriage to become real, but she's scared of losing herself again -- and more scared, still, that Max doesn't feel the same. Right when she desperately needs the counsel of her two closest friends, Grace is wrapped up with her partner, Bob, and Amelia is away in New York, being tempted by the glamorous life. Will Hannah find the courage to pursue a real marriage? And what will happen to her relationships with Grace and Amelia if she does?"--Publisher description
At home in Covington by Joan A Medlicott( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Czech and held by 1,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Grace struggles with diabetes and grieves the loss of her son's partner, Hannah receives a mysterious diary that reveals past secrets, and Amelia encourages them all to go on a Caribbean cruise
The gardens of Covington : a novel by Joan A Medlicott( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The gardens of Covington" joyously celebrates women and friendship, families and love, laughing through the tears, thinking with the head and the heart. The ladies, so real and inspiring, will make you wish you lived in their small Southern town and that they were your neighbors. Hannah, cool-headed and calm, battles to save their beloved hills from the rapacious development that has already ruined Loring Valley, only five minutes from Cove Road. Amelia, giddy with a newfound love, abandons the ladies and her photography to please her dashing new beau. And Grace is driven to prove she has an eye for business when she and her steady companion, Bob Richardson, open the Cottage Tearoom. New friends and neighbors are introduced. Eccentric Lurina Masterson, an eighty-one-year-old bride, brings tears of joy to all when, wearing her childhood dream of white satin, she marries "Old Man," who is ninety-one. And George Maxwell, the ladies' closest neighbor, provides an inspired solution to preserving Coddington's lush hills and valleys
An unexpected family by Joan A Medlicott( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Widowed Amelia always portrayed her marriage to Thomas Declose as complete perfection. They lived in Paris and entertained widely for a glittering crowd; only the tragic loss of their little girl marred what appeared an ideal existence. So when Miriam Smith arrives with her daughter Sadie on Amelia's doorstep in a snowstorm, claiming to be the illegitimate child of the long-dead Thomas, Amelia reacts with shock and fury. Could Thomas possibly have had a secret life he hid from her -- a life that would have made their marriage vows a lie? Rebuffing the wise counsel of her housemates, Grace and Hannah, Amelia dismisses the possibility of a family of her own and buries herself in the pain of betrayal and humiliation. Little Sadie is the spitting image of Amelia's own lost daughter, though, and she cannot help taking mother and child into her heart. But danger stalks Miriam, and it looks as if Amelia might lose this family, too. When Mother's Day arrives, will she be left with empty arms ... or with her deepest longings fulfilled?"--Publisher description
The spirit of Covington by Joan A Medlicott( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working to rebuild their farmhouse after a fire, Grace, Hannah, and Amelia struggle with Max's proposal of a marriage of convenience to Hannah and a young girl who has turned to them for protection from her abusive foster home
Promises of change by Joan A Medlicott( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah and Max, happily married, have settled into a peaceful life in Covington, but the calm is shattered, perhaps forever, when Max's estranged son Zachary returns from India with his pregnant wife, Sarina
The three Mrs. Parkers by Joan A Medlicott( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a story about three generations of women who find their way past old hurts and losses to understanding, forgiveness, and love. Winifred Parker climbed out of poverty by marrying into one of Philadelphia's oldest, wealthiest families. Now 72 years old, she always felt that her son married beneath him and has had no contact with her daughter-in-law, Zoe, since her son was killed in Korea. Zoe lives alone on twenty-eight acres of rural Carolina land that she inherited from her parents. Faced with the threat of foreclosure, Zoe, now in her fifties, has no choice but to turn to her wealthy, estranged mother-in-law. Katie Parker is a young divorcée whose daughter recently passed away. When she returns home to Zoe's land to heal, she knows enough about her mother's history to be surprised to find her grandmother living there, too. Though old grievances stand between the three, new challenges and grave danger cause them to forge a new path together.--From publisher description
A blue and gray Christmas by Joan A Medlicott( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being moved by the letters of two Civil War soldiers--one Union and the other Confederate--Grace, Hannah, and Amelia track down the soldiers' descendants and invite them to a Christmas reunion in Covington, where the letters will serve as holiday gifts
Celibate wives : breaking the silence by Joan A Medlicott( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every woman in this book expected frequent and fulfilling sex in her marriage. But now they have been in sexless marriages for 5, 10, even 20 years. Some drifted into celibacy, others chose it suddenly in reaction to a husband's infidelity or for another reason. Some have fought it in every way while others resigned themselves or even accepted it willingly. All shared the need to get their stories out in the open, to examine what sexlessness was doing to them
A blue and gray Christmas by Joan A Medlicott( Recording )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being moved by the letters of two Civil War soldiers--one Union and the other Confederate--three friends track down the soldiers' descendants and invite them to a Christmas reunion in Covington, where the letters will serve as holiday gifts
Virgin Islands tales of ghosts, hauntings, and jumbees by Joan A Medlicott( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belonging : a Caribbean love story by Joan A Medlicott( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections in a river by Joan A Medlicott( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgin Islands tales of olden days by Joan A Medlicott( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Close to My Heart by Joan A Medlicott( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Come walk with me : [regular print book discussion kit] by Joan A Medlicott( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Claire Bennett is newly widowed and estranged from her two children. Feeling lonely and directionless, she moves from her house in the Hamptons to a condo in Florida. She then decides to attempt reconciliation with her adult son and daughter, which brings her joy and healing
 
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The ladies of Covington send their love
Alternative Names
Avna, Joan

Medlicott, Joan.

Medlicott, Joan A.

Medlicott, Joan Avna

Languages
English (161)

Czech (3)

Covers
A Covington ChristmasFrom the heart of CovingtonTwo days after the weddingAt home in CovingtonThe gardens of Covington : a novelAn unexpected familyThe spirit of CovingtonPromises of change