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The Sweetest Hallelujah

Women's Fiction Author Spotlight

The Sweetest Hallelujah

Betty Jewel Hughes was once the hottest black jazz singer in Memphis. But when she finds herself pregnant and alone, she gives up her dream of being a star to raise her beautiful daughter, Billie, in Shakerag, Mississippi. Now, 10 years later, in 1955, Betty Jewel is dying of cancer and looking for someone to care for Billie when she's gone. With no one she can count on, Betty Jewel does the unthinkable: she takes out a want ad seeking a loving mother for her daughter.

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The Sweetest Hallelujah
by Elaine Hussey

  • Publication Date: July 30, 2013
  • Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
  • ISBN-10: 0778315193
  • ISBN-13: 9780778315193


The 35 winners for THE SWEETEST HALLELUJAH contest:

Alice from Urbandale, IA
Amy from Limerick, PA
April from Little Cedar, IA
Blanche from Glen Head, NY
Cherie from Pittsburgh, PA
Christopher from Elk Grove, CA
Connie from Arlington, TX
Debran from Elk Grove, CA
Donald from Deerfield, IL
Donna from Prince Albert, SK
Elaine from Vestavia, AL
Gayle from Ames, IA
Jane from Brighton, MI
Janet from Newland, NC
Jennifer from Fort Worth, TX
Judy from Duluth, MN
Kathy from Maryville, TN
Kathy from Hailey, ID
Katrina from Montgomery, AL
Lucille from Port Arthur, TX
Lynne from Baldwin, NY
Marilyn from College Station, TX
Maureen from Mount Pleasant, SC
Nancy from Carson City, MI
Nikki from Homer Glen, IL
Rayne from Victoria, BC
Robert from Denham Springs, LA
Sarah from Chapel Hill, NC
Shannon from Emmetsburg, IA
Sherrey from Milwaukie, OR
Sue from Florissant, MO
Summer from Fallbrook, CA
Terry from Brownsburg, IN
Virginia from Dale, TX
Wendy from Red Deer, AB