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Samson, Lisa 1964-

Works: 62 works in 211 publications in 3 languages and 15,220 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Christian fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Religious fiction  History 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lisa Samson
The passion of Mary-Margaret by Lisa Samson( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Mary-Margaret Fischer met Jude Keller, the light-house keeper's son, she was studying at a convent school on a small island off Chesapeake Bay
Quaker summer by Lisa Samson( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heather Curridge is coming unhinged. And people are starting to notice. What's wrong with a woman who has everything--a mansion on a lake, a loving son, a heart-surgeon husband, and soapstone countertops--yet still feels miserable inside? Yet when Heather spends the summer with two ancient Quaker sisters and a crusty nun in a downtown homeless shelter, she suddenly finds herself at a crossroads
Resurrection in May by Lisa Samson( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"May Seymour graduated from college with the world at her feet and no idea what to do with it. A mission trip to Rwanda brought her a sense of purpose in loving others. So when the genocide began she chose to remain in the village, which was subsequently slaughtered. Only May survived. May journeyed to heal on the farm of Claudius Borne, a sweet, innocent old man who understood plants and animals far better than people. Years later, having not stepped a foot off Claudius' farm, May learns an old college flame, now a death-row inmate, is refusing to appeal his sentence. Can she convince him to grab hold of life once again? Their surprising friendship turns the tables, for the prisoner, Eli Campbell, has a deeper faith from which to draw than she. Eli slowly begins to pull May from her cloistered existence. With the help of Eli, their tiny town, and ultimately a renewal of faith, May comes to life once again."--Taken from cover p.4
The church ladies : a novel by Lisa Samson( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Competition for church members in Mount Oak has reached a furious peak. When tragedy strikes one of their hometown sons, the church women are drawn together through compassion. The Church Ladies is a contemporary tale illustrating how women can have a major impact on the church. Through friendships that reach beneath surface level -- and trials more severe than simple -- they unite with common purpose: to pray, share, and comfort. Slowly, the community of believers learns that the church grows when it is rooted in love. Characters you'll laugh and cry with, in situations every woman will instantly relate to, light up this page-turner about a miracle that could happen anywhere
Embrace me by Lisa Samson( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Devoid of romantic prospects, Valentine enjoys a deepening friendship with a quadriplegic companion and learns the story of a scarred local with mysterious ties to a traveling circus
The runaway saint by Lisa Samson( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Sara's aunt Bel shows up looking for a place to stay after years without contact, the enigmatic woman brings refreshing change into the lives she touches, but Sara soon learns of the ordeal that Bel went through while she was away
The living end by Lisa Samson( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her husband of thirty-five years dies unexpectedly, Pearly Laurel finds she cannot go on and considers suicide, but after she uncovers her husband's last "wish list," she vows to complete these goals, plus four of her own, before arranging her own death
A thing of beauty by Lisa Samson( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's a wonder to behold what happens when love moves in. Former child star Fiona Hume left the biz a decade ago, after she left rehab. She retreated to Baltimore and bought an old mansion downtown with dreams of restoring it into a masterpiece--maybe creating an artist's studio for herself. And living an artist's life. That was the plan. Ten years later, Fiona's huge house is filled with junk purchased at thrift stores, yard sales, or picked up from the side of the road. Each piece was destined for a project, but all she's got so far is a piece of twine with some antique buttons threaded down its length. Her money has almost run out. She will soon lose her house and will be forced back into acting. So it is that Fiona comes to rent out a room to a local blacksmith, Josiah. Little by little, Josiah magically transforms Fiona's home into something beautiful. She comes to life again. Her relationships heal and she experiences, perhaps for the first time, what it means to be human, what it means to be loved, and what it means when we let go and allow the wondrous workings of forces far bigger than we are to take over"--
Bella : a novelization of the award-winning movie by Lisa Samson( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An international soccer star, Jose is on his way to sign a multi-million dollar contract when a series of events brings his career to a halt. Nina, a struggling waitress trying to make it in New York City, discovers something about herself she's unprepared for. In one irreversible moment, their lives are turned inside out--until a simple gesture of kindness brings them together, turning an ordinary day into an extraordinary experience
Tiger Lillie by Lisa Samson( )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lillie Bauer, co-owner of a Baltimore wedding planning business, is looking for love. When she finally finds her own true love, her new outlook sheds light on her sister Tacy's increasingly destructive relationship with a deeply fundamentalist husband
Club sandwich by Lisa Samson( )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ivy Schneider's husband Rusty is always away touring with his gospel quartet. Meanwhile, her mother isn't doing so well, and Ivy's father remains reclusive until the opportunity to eat a free meal arrives. Ivy's siblings are no help either. And to top it all off, her precocious daughter Trixie refuses to be potty-trained. In the midst of all this, Ivy reaches out into the community hoping tha she might find other women like herself to talk to. Soon, a group whose members dub themselves "Club Sandwich" begin to offer each other spiritual guidance and support
Club sandwich : a novel by Lisa Samson( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ivy Schneider runs an ad in the paper to find folks like herself: women of the 'sandwich generation' squeezed between the demands of raising young children and caring for an aging parent. Soon she and the other women of Club Sandwich are building uncommonly deep friendships, witnessing the reality that in fact no woman can be everything to everybody
Songbird by Lisa Samson( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hiding her depression from her popular televangelist husband, gospel singer Charmaine Hopewell finds the mentally ill mother who abandoned her and challenges her husband to support her publicly or risk his ministry
Tiger Lillie : a novel by Lisa Samson( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Always the wedding coordinator, never the bride"--Back cover
The sky beneath my feet by Lisa Samson( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Being married to a saint isn't what it's cracked up to be ... Rickhas holed up alone in the backyard shed ... Maybe he's immersing himself in prayer. Maybe he's lost his mind ... But while "St. Rick" waits for an epiphany, Beth will have to figure out what to do with herself and their teenage sons, possibly for the rest of her life ... [When] her son is caught with drugs ... she embarks on an ambitious road trip that turns into something nearly surreal."--Provided by publisher
Women's intuition : a novel by Lisa Samson( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recluse Lark Summerville is forced to return to her childhood home after a fire to live with her grown daughter, her socialite mother, and the family housekeeper, where she must face her own lies and build a new life
Straight up : a novel by Lisa Samson( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Georgia Bishop, a could-be jazz great, has thrown away her life, her marriage, and her talent for her drinking habit. Her cousin, Fairly Godfrey, is living the good life in New York but wonders if deeper meaning exists beyond the superficial world in which she finds herself. It takes a Congo refugee, a soul food chef, a persistent husband, and one desperate night on the brink of freedom for Georgia and Fairly to realize how far they have come from their God-given purposes. When they face the most difficult choices of their lives, only the power of grace can bring them to true healing."--Publisher's description
The moment I saw you by Lisa Samson( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natalie St. John sells her computer company and becomes proprietor of an enchanting country inn. Natalie's friends play Cupid when Professor Alexander P. Elbert arrives to spend a month at the inn
Indigo waters by Lisa Samson( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteen years old, betrothed--Sylvie de Courcey thought her future was settled. Then she met Matthew Wallace
Hollywood nobody : a novel by Lisa Samson( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen-year-old Scotty Dawn has spent her young life on the road, traveling to movie sets with her single mom, Charley, a food designer. Yet even though Scotty is wise beyond her years, she still struggles to find her identity. Complicating matters is a mother who offers no guidance and a father she's never met. Now Scotty is determined to discover what she wants from life. She's even documenting the journey on her "Hollywood Nobody" blog. But as Scotty begins to find dark answers to tough questions, will her story have a happy ending?
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Quaker summer
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English (128)

Polish (8)

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Quaker summerResurrection in MayThe church ladies : a novelEmbrace meThe living endBella : a novelization of the award-winning movieClub sandwich : a novelSongbird