When the Purple Martins Come


Written by Rosemarie Peltier Fogarty, When the Purple Martins Come shares the divine interaction of a journalist who is more tactless than sensitive and a couple of local women who’ve got history wrapped up like twine. 


All through college, Rose Turner fought racism with her sharp wit and her even sharper mouth. It took God trapping her on the mountain, God’s Bend, with two white women to change her attitude. Over the years, Rose manages to keep peace in her heart and a zipper on her mouth, until the day she accepts an invitation to be the guest speaker at the college she graduated from. This speaking engagement not only stirs up old feelings for Rose, it also catches the attention of an ambitious local newspaper reporter. Rose’s juicy background prompts the reporter into lobbying Rose for an exclusive interview. She reluctantly accepts, but only if it’s done on God’s Bend. After some prodding, he agrees to go. When he begins his journey to God’s Bend, he’s a career-seeking hothead with a bitter taste in his mouth for God and religion, but, through his many humorous encounters with the women of God’s Bend, his hard, negative, doubting, demeanor begins to chip away. Not only is he changed by the impact that God’s Bend has on him, he also didn’t see beautiful Rennie coming.


Author: Rosemarie “Marie” Fogarty


Page Count: 219

Language: English

Genre: Fiction/Religious Fiction

Publisher: Kingdom Winds Publishing

Shipping Countries: United States (US)

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