A Thousand Voices

A Thousand Voices

by Lisa Wingate

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lost Friends and Before We Were Yours explores the connection between our hearts and our pasts in this emotional novel in the Tending Roses series...

Once trapped in a world of poverty and neglect, Dell Jordan knows she was one of the lucky ones. Adopted at thirteen, she was loved, mentored, and encouraged to pursue her passion for music. By twenty, her future has expanded in exciting new directions—a year abroad with a traveling symphony, teaching music to orphans in Ukraine, and applying for a scholarship to Julliard. But underneath Dell’s smoothly polished surface lurk mysteries from the past. Why did her mother abandon her? Who was her father? Are there faces somewhere that look like hers—blood relatives she’s never met?

Determined to find answers, and unable to share her emotional uncertainty with her adoptive family, Dell sets off on a secret journey into Oklahoma’s Kiamichi Mountains. Drawn by the only remaining link to her origins—a father’s Native American name on her birth certificate—she travels into quiet wooded valleys, into the heart of the modern Choctaw Nation. There she will find connections to a long and proud heritage and begin to answer the questions of her heart. In the voices of her ancestors, she’ll discover the keys to a future unlike anything she could have imagined.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781984804204
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/11/2018
Series: Tending Roses , #5
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 14,366
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Lisa Wingate is the New York Times bestselling author of thirty novels. She is known for combining elements of Southern storytelling, mystery, and history to create novels hailed by Publishers Weekly as “masterful.” Her novel Before We Were Yours remained on the New York Times bestsellers list for over five months and has been translated into thirty-five languages. While her work has received many awards, she most treasures the National Civics Award, presented by the kindness watchdog organization Americans for More Civility, to recognize public figures who work to promote greater kindness and civility in American life. She believes that stories can change the world.

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Thousand Voices 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This series keeps you wanting more. I read them all so quick because I couldn't put them down. I also found myself repeating some of the sayings. The other day I went to my own grandmother to ask about our family history before it is to late. These books make you look into your own history, family, and about forgiveness.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Very Good.
DoranneLongPTMS More than 1 year ago
I enjoy reading books by Lisa Wingate. This one was especially well written. In addition to reading a good story, I was gently educated about feelings about being adopted, wondering about a person's ancestry and roots, along with specific information about the Choctaw Nation. She was talented in presenting prejudiced thoughts from several perspectives.
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Roselyn More than 1 year ago
This book is the last in "Tending Roses" series; it brings Dell Jordan's story to a satisfying conclusion. Lisa Wingate is a wonderful story-teller with great characters. Dell was a minor character in the first book, but she came into her own in this book as well as her previous role in "Drenched in Light". Well worth the read!
Eunie More than 1 year ago
Adopted at thirteen into a loving and nurturing family, Dell Jordan cannot shake the need to know why her mother abandoned her and who her biological father could be. Now at nineteen, with a year of touring Europe with an orchestra and doing volunteer work in the Ukraine, she comes back to Kansas with the need to find the answers that have always haunted her. She knows her father was a Native American, a member of the Choctaw tribe in Oklahoma, so she sets out to discover her heritage and, she hopes, learn why her mother gave her up for adoption. Unable to get a motel room without a credit card, she goes to a campground to spend the night in her car. She meets Jace Reid, a single parent with two children at the campground where his whole family always camps during the Choctaw Labor Day Festival and in the course of interacting with him and his family, she learns about her Native American heritage. She also learns the hard truth of who fathered her and the problems that plagued her mother's life. A hard truth, but one can deal with truth better than with lies and deceptions, no matter how hard the truth may be. Eunice Boeve, Author of Ride a Shadowed Trail
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In Kansas, Dell Jordan was adopted by loving mentoring parents when she was thirteen years old. Her new family encouraged her to study music and she proved to be very talented. After high school Dell toured Europe playing with an orchestra and performed humanitarian volunteer work in the Ukraine. Coming home to Kansas after over a year abroad, a scholarship to Juilliard awaits the nineteen year old. However, Dell has issues that her work at the Ukrainian orphanage has her pondering. She needs to know why her biological mother deserted her and who sired her. She travels to Oklahoma as she knows her father is a member of the Choctaw Nation. In the Sooner State, Dell meets the Reids and is especially attracted to widower Jace Reid, a history teacher raising two young children. --- Dell¿s quest keeps the tale focused as she (and readers) learns much about the modern day Choctaw Nation. Her attraction to Jace and his kids enhance her quest to know who she comes from as she admires the teacher for being a single parent raising his children with love. Lisa Wingate provides a warm character study of a fully developed individual seeking her roots. --- Harriet Klausner