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Her future was just coming into focus. But what will she do when everything becomes a blur?

Indigo Burns's life is going according to plan. She possesses the ambition and talent to be a professional photographer, and she thanks God for all the blessings that surround her. Now, all at once, Indigo's family life, love life, and hopes for success have flipped upside down. Indigo loves the Lord, but can she trust him to work his plan in her life?

Worth a Thousand Words dramatically explores the tough decisions one woman must make in the world of love, relationships, and career. Will Indigo find the courage to face her own truths--and accept those being harbored by the people she loves most? Either way, she risks losing everything she's ever wanted.


"A novel that will reawaken the power within you to be free to become all that God has created you to be. You will be delighted, inspired, and transformed."--Marina Woods, president , GoodGirlBookClubOnline.com


Stacy Hawkins Adams is an Essence bestselling author whose books illuminate the themes of faith, forgiveness, and women's friendships. She is the author of several books, including Speak to My Heart and The Someday List. Adams is also a freelance journalist and inspirational speaker who devotes considerable time to child advocacy issues. She and her family live in Virginia. Stacy welcomes readers to visit her at www.stacyhawkinsadams.com.

About the Author

Stacy Hawkins Adams is a freelance reporter and inspirational columnist. She is the author of Speak to My Heart, Nothing but the Right Thing, Watercolored Pearls, and The Someday List. She and her husband, Donald, have two young children and live near Richmond, Virginia.

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Product Details

  • Series: Jubilant Soul (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (July 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800732677
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800732677
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,228,056 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

When I discovered words in kindergarten, writing discovered me, and we've been joined by the pen ever since. I love writing books that entertain readers, give them a few "aha" moments along the way, and help them value life's journey.
My eight faith-based novels have been known to yield laughter and tears, and leave readers feeling deeply connected to the multifaceted characters they meet, while my sole nonfiction book will inspire you to connect more deeply with God.
Ultimately, whether you're reading my fiction or nonfiction, I hope you'll reach the end of what I've written not only feeling more hopeful, but also changed for the better.
If you're new to my work, thanks for reading! If you're a long-time reader, thanks for your continued support. Will you please share your thoughts about my novels here on Amazon, and with your friends? Also sign up for my author newsletter at http://tinyurl.com/LifeUntapped so we can stay in touch regularly.

Thanks, and All My Best!
Stacy

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Islandleo on July 19, 2009
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I just finished reading both "The Someday List" and "Worth a thousand words" and they were both enlightening! I loved the characters and how Ms. Adams speaks to the reader in the situations that a character faces. She included some great advice for marriages, for those who want to give their lives to the Lord and those who were true believers in what God can and will do if they have faith. Indigo truly listened to what God was putting on her heart, and followed it. She dealt with a lot over the summer but grew from it immensely. Thank you so much for such inspirational reads and I am waiting anxiously for the next one in the "Jubilant Soul" series! Keep up the good work and may God continue to bless you!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Books and Beignets (BAB) Book Club on August 24, 2009
Format: Paperback
Indigo Burns, a twenty-three year old recent college graduate, is on top of the world with a very bright future ahead of her! Life is wonderful for Indigo - she has a summer internship and graduate school beginning in the fall. However, a surprise marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Brian, may change all of Indigo's future plans. After the proposal, a fast downward spiral begins for both Indigo and Brian. Her plans to become a world class photographer and graduate student now hang in the balance.

Indigo is forced to make new decisions and find answers - marriage or career? Why the rush to get married? Indigo, however, is not the only one struggling to find answers. Her fiancé, Brian, is battling past demons that could tear the relationship apart. With the help of their families and their faith in God, both Indigo and Brian will try to make decisions that are right for them individually and as a couple. In the process, there will be huge price to pay.

It is interesting that "Indigo" (blue) is the color of a deep midnight sky. The color and word is often synonymous with wisdom and spiritual realization - similar to the character and her journey. Regardless of the best made plans - they are never designed to work out perfectly - nothing in life is easy. Author Stacy Hawkins Adams has written a top notch love story with just enough twists and turns to keep the reader turning each page to find out what the next secret or surprise will be. Add this one to your library!

Review: 4.5 Beignets
Reviewed by: Melinda
Books and Beignets (BAB) Book Club
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stormi Johnson VINE VOICE on July 26, 2009
Format: Paperback
Indigo Burns was on the bridge of getting everything she wanted, so of course this bridge was bound to collapse. It seems like this is the time that these things always happen, she thought things were going great then all of a sudden..bam. Now she has to deal with a lot of family issues, plus a health issue of her own, but the big one is Brian.

Brian wants to get married so that she will go with him to where ever he will get stationed after OCS training, he figures she can get a job taking pictures there, but he also has ulterior motives for his actions. Indigo wants to go to grad school and doesn't understand why all of a sudden Brian wants to get married right away, and she is a bit uncomfortable with everything.

I have never read anything from Stacy Hawkins Adams before and all though it was not a bad book I just couldn't get into the story. The story moved along because the chapters where short but it just didn't hold my attention. I do believe that not all books are meant forever one so I am not saying that this is not a good book but just not for me. I have read a lot of good reviews about this book, and I recommend that if it sounds like a nice book that you should give it a try.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Angelia Menchan on July 23, 2009
Format: Paperback
Indigo Burns has been accepted into a prestigious graduate program for photography. Her life's dream has always been to become a major photographer and her chance is before her. The question is will other things get in her way. Will the fact that her boyfriend, Brian, who has proposed marriage, get in the way of her dreams? Or will family drama or other personal hazards stymie her dreams? Worth a Thousand Words by Stacy Hawkins Adams addresses these issues and others.

Indigo is unsure how to deal with Brian's desire to marry immediately. She really loves him and would love to be his wife. However, she would like to get her graduate degree before getting married. What she does not know is that Brian has his reasons and his reasons could be earth-shattering for the couple. Indigo is also trying to deal with a potential health hazard that could end her career before it even starts and her family's medical and personal drama is also time-consumptive.

Ms. Hawkins-Adams does a good job of revealing the problems that arise in Indigo's life and she does it in an entertaining, spiritual, yet non-preachy way. Worth a Thousand Words is the perfect book for lazy summer days and is recommended for those who love Christian and mainstream fiction.

Angelia Vernon Menchan
APOOO BookClub
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Shelby on February 15, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
I read the first book in the Jubilant Soul series and decided to give the author another chance by reading the second book in the series. I wish I hadn't. The different story lines are unbelievable and daily living items are too easy (or cheesy) for all the characters. The daily living items were things such as impressive internships; graduate school offers; modeling contracts; winning contests; plenty of money for travel, higher education, and large parties despite characters' occupations; and more. Also, there are enough contradictions as to be annoying, especially regarding the time line and the town of Jubilant, which can't decide whether it's a city or a small town. And even though the book covers many (way too many for one book) problems, these problems lack enough depth as to be realistic. Everything is tied up in a nice neat bow, and the reader is left wondering what she missed. It's like reading one of my student's outlines with a lot of dialogue and thinking added, but no meat. I also didn't appreciate that the few times the author decided to be "romantically" explicit, it is between two men. This was not necessary for the story line. I do not recommend this book or the author.
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