Tender Victory by Taylor Caldwell audiobook

Tender Victory: A Novel

By Taylor Caldwell
Read by James Anderson Foster

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Rev. Johnny Fletcher serves wounded soldiers from the battlefield as a military chaplain during World War II. His forté is spiritual solace in the darkest of times, but his life changes when he performs a public heroic act: facing down an angry mob intent on attacking five young Holocaust survivors. Upon learning they have no homes or families to return to, Fletcher decides to bring them to America. To his dismay, his coal-mining community of Barryfield, Pennsylvania, greets this makeshift family with prejudice and distrust. Beneath the town's placid surface run buried religious divisions. Fletcher's commitment to raising the children according to their individual faiths—two Protestant, two Catholic, and one Jewish—meets with horrific levels of intolerance. Dealing with such prejudice turns more sinister still when a local newspaper publisher cynically uses the story for his own purposes. Together with Lorry Summerfield, the beautiful, disillusioned daughter of Barryfield's most powerful figure, Fletcher must try to awaken the townspeople to the better angels of their nature before it's too late.

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Rev. Johnny Fletcher serves wounded soldiers from the battlefield as a military chaplain during World War II. His forté is spiritual solace in the darkest of times, but his life changes when he performs a public heroic act: facing down an angry mob intent on attacking five young Holocaust survivors. Upon learning they have no homes or families to return to, Fletcher decides to bring them to America.

To his dismay, his coal-mining community of Barryfield, Pennsylvania, greets this makeshift family with prejudice and distrust. Beneath the town's placid surface run buried religious divisions. Fletcher's commitment to raising the children according to their individual faiths—two Protestant, two Catholic, and one Jewish—meets with horrific levels of intolerance. Dealing with such prejudice turns more sinister still when a local newspaper publisher cynically uses the story for his own purposes.

Together with Lorry Summerfield, the beautiful, disillusioned daughter of Barryfield's most powerful figure, Fletcher must try to awaken the townspeople to the better angels of their nature before it's too late.

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Author Bio: Taylor Caldwell

Author Bio: Taylor Caldwell

Taylor Caldwell (1900–1985) was an Anglo-American novelist and prolific author of popular fiction, who also wrote under various pen names. In her fiction, she often used real historical events or persons. She published forty novels, many of which were New York Times bestsellers. Her best-known works include the historical sagas. Her Dear and Glorious Physician, a portrayal of the life of St. Luke, and Great Lion of God, about the life of St. Paul, are among the bestselling religious novels of all time. Her last novel, Answer as a Man hit the New York Times bestseller list before its official publication date.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 18.16
Audience: Adult
Language: English