Linda McDonald Davis Shares a Glimpse of Teaching in Schooldays Past

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“Tarnished Halos” follows the journey and challenges of a teacher who passionately loved her job

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – (June 18, 2012) – Boisterous children, problematic personalities, complex lessons. These are a few of the thrilling dilemmas that teachers deal with in the daily grind of the elementary academic environment. “Tarnished Halos”, a novel by Linda McDonald Davis, describes the risks and rewards of the teaching profession through the life and experiences of Lydia Joy.

Based on the memories of a teacher who ardently loved her job, this book follows the journey of Lydia, from the day she weighed her decision to go to college to her venture through the emotional maze of her classroom to her heartwarming experiences with her little angels. Lydia, “Miz Lizzy” to the children, never aspired to becoming a teacher but found herself overwhelmingly in love with teaching. But what will she do when her entire fourth grade class disappears? Or when a child falls from a window? Or how does she handle the heartbreak of teaching students with life-threatening diseases? Find out in a story that reveals what it means to have a sense of purpose and finding completeness that outweighs all the risks taken and sacrifices made.

“Tarnished Halos” lends a rare and intimate glimpse into what teaching demands from elementary teachers. Poignant, humorous and unforgettable, this book is a celebration of the efforts of people who have devoted their lives to lead and mold the younger generation through the teaching profession.

“Tarnished Halos” will be featured at the Pennsylvania Library Association Book Exhibit in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, which will run Sept. 30-Oct. 03, 2012. For more information, log on to

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About the Author
Linda McDonald Davis was destined to be a teacher. Her passion spanned three decades and touched many young lives. Providing them with more than the required curriculum, she inspired devotion from students and parents alike. Readers will laugh and cry to experience schooldays past along with Lydia Joy's angels sporting tarnished halos.

Tarnished Halos * by Linda McDonald Davis
Angels in School Clothes
Publication Date: February 29, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 248 pages; 978-1-4691-4847-2
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 248 pages; 978-1-4691-4848-9
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4691-4849-6

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