Love Is on the Air
Belle O'Brien, the woman behind the warmest voice in Virginia radio, has one problem: Her oldies show on WPER-FM is a solid-gold hit, but her love life, at thirty-two years and counting, is an off-the-charts disaster. The pickings are slim in small-town Abingdon. Will it be smooth-talking Patrick Reese, the man who launched her radio career a decade earlier? Moody but handsome David Cahill, the chief engineer with a mysterious past and a new life in Christ? Or Matthew the Methodist, her pastor across the street? Surrounded by an on-air cast of colorful characters, Belle's journey toward joy is filled with humor, heartache, and endless surprises. Norah Silver-Smyth, her friend and encourager, will join Belle in discovering that it's never too late to listen to your heart.
"One of the most delightful surprises I've had all year--
a first novel that moved me to both laughter and tears "
Susan Wiggs, "USA Today "bestselling author Love Is on the Air
Belle O'Brien, the woman behind the warmest voice in Virginia radio, has a problem: Her oldies show is a solid-gold hit, but her love life is an off-the-charts disaster.
Her prospects for a husband are small-town slim. Will it be smooth-talking Patrick Reese, who launched her radio career? Moody but handsome David Cahill, WPER's enigmatic broadcast engineer? Matthew the Methodist, her oh-so-available pastor? Or the mysterious radio listener who signs his letters, "All Ears in Abingdon"?
As Belle embarks on a journey toward joy, Norah Silver-Smyth, proprietor of The Silver Spoon, cooks up her own delicious recipe for happily-ever-after in this winsome tale filled with humor, tenderness, endless surprises...and "two "happy endings
"Liz Curtis Higgs...has succeeded magnificently with her first fictional effort."
"K-LOVE News & Reviews "
"Christian fiction isn't known for humorous books, so this title is a special joy."
"Library Journal "
"Great laughs, good solid story, surprises and twists, and great characters."
Francine Rivers, bestselling author of "Redeeming Love"
"Absolutely wonderful. An outstanding and heart-warming debut "
Angela Elwell Hunt, author of "The Note "
""Mixed Signals "was my sweet reward at the end of my demanding days...a most satisfying treat " Jane Johnson Struck, Senior Editor, "Today's Christian Woman"
Story Behind the Book
Before she became a platform speaker, Liz Curtis Higgs spent ten years as a successful radio personality, moving town to town, up and down the dial. In "Mixed Signals, " Liz draws on that memorable decade to create WPER, an oldies station in Abingdon, Virginia . The Barter Theater was included with thanks to her experience with amateur drama productions, and the ten hot-air balloon ascents she weathered while a broadcaster were also put to use. Her heroine, Belle, marries a radio station engineer...just as Liz did nearly twenty years ago. But there the parallels end in this winsome tale with "two "happy endings.