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The Sweetest Hallelujah by Elaine Hussey

The Sweetest Hallelujah

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An unforgettable story of two courageous women brought together by one extraordinary little girl.

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The Sweetest Hallelujah by Elaine Hussey

Desperate. Nowhere to turn. Dying woman seeks mother for her child. Loving heart required. Call Vinewood 2-8640 Mississippi, 1955 Betty Jewel Hughes is dying of cancer. Her final wish? To find someone to take care of her young daughter, Billie, when she's gone. On the other side of town, Cassie Malone is an outspoken housewife insulated by her wealth and privileged white society. Recently widowed and childless, Betty Jewel's advert speaks to her own deep longing for a child. With racial tension in the South brewing, any bond forged between the two women and Billie will need to be as deep as it is forbidden.

About the Author

Elaine Hussey is a writer, actress and musician who likes to describe herself as "Southern to the bone." She lives in Mississippi, where her love of blues and admiration for the unsung heroes of her state's history served as inspiration for The Sweetest Hallelujah.

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30th November 1999


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