The Filigree Cross

The Salvation of Larry Broadfellow

by Marlene Baird



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 27/12/2002

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 316
ISBN : 9781403363770

About the Book

Larry Broadfellow is a world-renowned televangelist whose charisma has built The Church of God’s Love into a multi-million-dollar empire. When Larry parades across the stage before the camera, exhorting his devotees to follow him on the glory path to salvation, they assume he knows the way. In fact, he is floundering, doubting the very words that pour effortlessly from his mouth.

Though Larry is the star of the church, Reverend Patrick Brannigan and his wife, Gillian, are its foundation. Larry lost his family to a fire when he was just five years old. The Brannigans have become his surrogate parents, and Larry is in love with their daughter, Fiona.

Gillian Brannigan’s pending death prompts her to write Larry a letter saying she suspects that his performances are less than genuine. She asks Larry if he is a charlatan. Already insecure and shocked that Gillian would suspect that of him, Larry is plunged into a spiral of self-doubt and depression.

Thousands upon thousands of times he has preached the significance of sacrifice, devotion and trust in God, but he must now learn what those words truly mean.

About the Author

Marlene Baird writes diverse novels, the common thread being that dramatic experiences cause her characters to examine their lives. Three of her short stories have been published, and she has won numerous honors in nationwide writing contests.

A transplanted Canadian, Marlene became an American citizen in June 2001 and lives in Arizona with her husband Bob. She served on the board of Professional Writers of Prescott for three years and is a member of the Arizona Authors Association. The Filigree Cross is her second published work, the first being a mystery titled Murder Times Two.